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How can I remove 'My Site'?

  Asked By: Taylor    Date: Aug 11    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3436

I need to remove or to be hidden 'My Site' link from SPS page headers.
Can anyone help me to do this?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Daniella Landry     Answered On: Aug 11

I have a very crude way of doing it. Go into to FrontPage and open
default.aspx. Comment out the header and both MySite and SiteSettings
will be gone. Most of my clients prefer these options be eliminated

Answer #2    Answered By: Bo Stafford     Answered On: Aug 11

I cannot undestand why Microsoft put this link  for all uses even
if they do not have admin privileges !!

Answer #3    Answered By: Jocelyn Shelton     Answered On: Aug 11

This can be done by applying appropriate security to users. Removing
Manage Personal Views, Add/Remove Personal Web Parts, Update Personal
Web Parts rights should do the trick.

Answer #4    Answered By: Joey Soto     Answered On: Aug 11

if you donot want some users to have my site  change
the respected security setting, if the user is a
reader then it will not have a my site, and i think
this my site feature is a great feature, changing some
of the security setting i forgot which one it is, u
can test it, fromt here then my site will not be there

Answer #5    Answered By: Gerard Randall     Answered On: Aug 11

There is a web part available from Advis called PageHeader. It allows you to
replace the banner with their web part and has options to show My Site (or not)
and turn off other settings. You can check out here:

Answer #6    Answered By: Audra Mccormick     Answered On: Aug 11

If you have some fairly complex customizing that borders on re-branding the
sharepoint site, you might consider leaving all the HTML SPS2003 generates
untouched, and instead simply POST-process this HTML using the Macaw Sharepoint
"Skinner" tool.

The Macaw Skinning Tool simply uses Regular Expressions to perform search &
replace operations on the HTML once it comes out of IIS, but BEFORE it actually
is sent to the browser.

For your particular challenge (which we had for one sub-customer), you'd simply
search for the HTML string of code that represents the MySite, and replace it
with an empty string. The resulting HTML code that comes OUT of IIS STILL HAS
references to MySite - in case you ever wish to restore it. BUT the HTML code
that finally goes to the requesting BROWSE has NO such code, so it doesn't

And the entire Macaw Sharepoint Skinner exists as a single DLL (less than 500 k)
to install on your server.

Do a Google search, and you'll see the GotDotNet workspace that houses this
opensource code.

I just got done using this on a client's corporate (5000+ users) website, and
it's thus far met with very good success.

Plus, there are NO SPS2003 pages that got manipulated....

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