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  Asked By: Brendon    Date: Nov 24    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1546

Recently my NT domain got changed (from op-dom\pareshk to rt-dom\pareshk). As I am the administrator in the machine where SPS 2003 been installed, I am getting the portal and all other contents properly but while I trying to open “MySite” it gives the error “Your personal site cannot be created because a site already exists with your username”. I searched the Microsoft KB and it says to apply the service pack 1. I am not sure whether this will do the trick. Can you please suggest some workaround? Or shall I go ahead with the SP1 installation.



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Answer #1    Answered By: Tyrone Meyer     Answered On: Nov 24

Yes, we also have encountered this problem. Most of the My Site content is
associated with the user's profile which is identified by the domain  name\user
ID pair. Some information, however, is also associated with the Active Directory
SID. So if a user changes domains, there is a conflict between the profile and
the SID, hence the error message you are receiving.

Unfortunately, when the domain name changes you will need to recreate all the My
Sites so that they are associated with the new domain. We had a MS consultant
give us access to a utility he was working on (which was in beta at the time)
which automates this process (changes all content associated with the My Site
plus any user-based security that may have been applied to your portal areas and
team sites). We have not yet tried to implement this solution in production. You
may be able to contact MS for this utility as well. It is called SPSUSERUTIL.

The manual way around the My Site problem  is to use the SMIGRATE tool to move
content from the old My Site to the new one. I believe alerts will not be
migrated with this approach however. And any user-based security that you have
set on your portal or team sites will not be fixed.

This article will give you some info on the different type of backup and restore
options, including SMIGRATE...


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