Every time I visit the MySites of my on premise SharePoint 2013 site, I see "We're almost ready!" but I already have a My Site site collection.

A couple weeks ago, site collections stopped being created, and all new users are now seeing the same message. There is no error message saying there are any access issues.

I am able to see my documents that are in my My Site. I only see the "We're almost ready!" on the My Site Host and when I click on my newsfeed.

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Please go into the User Profile Service Application in Central Administration.

  • Go to Manage User Profiles.
  • Search for the profile experiencing the issue.
  • Modify the "Personal Site Capabilities" from the existing value to 14.
  • Save the profile and wait a few minutes, then re-check your MySite.
  • This worked for my My Site, but new users site collections are still not being created. I am viewing the content databases screen in CA and the numbers are staying the same.
    – MattC
    Mar 10, 2016 at 20:48
  • Rebooting the entire farm resolved whatever the issue was. Modifying the Personal Site Capabilities corrected my profile. Thanks!
    – MattC
    Mar 10, 2016 at 23:36

There are the couple of things which can cause this issue.

  • check and make sure Distributed Cache is properly configured, up and running. check this
  • Check the Site Naming Format setting.Did the Site Naming Format setting set to “User Name (do not resolve conflict)”? check this
  • check my site host setting, check this
  • check if the personal managed path exists. check thisenter link description here

I had the same issue and I just turned on "Self-Service Site Creation" on my My Site web application and that fixed the issue. Please refer to below link to turn on "Self-Service Site Creation" for a web application. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261685(v=office.14).aspx


This issue actually re-occurred. It typically re-occurs after a patching. The previous solution was to reboot the servers but this time it did not work.

Form previous experience with the issue I am confident in saying checking the bullet points above

  • Distributed cache is running. Any further messing with is playing with fire
  • MYsites was previously working before updates
  • same as above
  • same as above

I am interested in why patching would cause mysites to pause. The mysite timer jobs that create them still run as normal but nothing gets created.

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