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Multiple MySite hosts per web app

  Asked By: Brittanie    Date: Mar 15    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2176

Is this possible?
I have one major portal that will have several sites underneath it.
Each site needs to have its own mysite template.
I know that the masterpage for a mysite can be changed by using the
stapler/staplee feature, but what I need is for a mysite to be
created with the same template as its subsite of origin..
Here is another way to explain what I am after..
Portal has masterpage a.master
A subsite uses b.master.
When a user from the portal needs to create a mysite, their site will
be using a.master as the masterpage for that mysite.
When a user who is a member of the subsite creates their mysite, that
site needs to use b.master instead of a.master.

Does that help?
Will having multiple mysite host apps solve that problem?
How can I link a subsite to a specific mysite host without
interupting the mysites created at the portal level?
Hope I explained that well enough..



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Leanne Rios     Answered On: Mar 15

No. You can only have one My site  Host template  applied per-Web app.
While you can create  two, the second will ask 'do you want to make this
the my site host', then the original won't work. Now, if you visit the
original, you will get 'do you want to make...' you get the idea.

To use role-based my sites  I am 95% sure you must have a Web app  for
every role.

There can be only one (sounds like some highlander reference...)

Answer #2    Answered By: Zachary Roberts     Answered On: Mar 15

However, if all you want to change is the master
page for the site  you should be able to do that by creating a feature
that would assign a different master  page to the newly created  MySite
based on something in the environment or user's profile. I'm not sure
what you would key it off of, but I know you should be able to implement
a custom Master Page for the My Site once it is created.

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