I am having problems with the self service creation when the system account's site collection is being created automatically in a customized My Site Host.

If I go to http://mypersonalsite/default.aspx the site collection creates itself automatically but if I go to http://mypersonalsite/person.aspx not the same happens. It is not being created.

Is there any proccess that occurs in default.aspx that doesn't in person.aspx?

Any ideas? Thanks

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I finally solved my issue with the following code in a Feature in the activate method.

SPSite site = properties.Feature.Parent as SPSite;
SPWeb web = site.RootWeb;
    using (SPLimitedWebPartManager manager = web.GetLimitedWebPartManager("person.aspx", PersonalizationScope.Shared))


        manager.AddWebPart(new MySiteFirstRunExperienceWebPart() { IsVisible = false }, "Central", 1);
        manager.AddWebPart(new MySitePersonalSiteUpgradeOnNavigationWebPart() { IsVisible = false }, "Central", 2); 

And adding this to person.aspx

<SPSWC:StringValueEx ResourceFile="spscore" LocId="MySiteHost_PageTitle" runat="server"/>

I hope it helps everyone. Thank you


If I remember correctly there are one or two hidden webparts on default.aspx that initiate the process, and also bring up the modal "let's get social"

  • I have already tried with this approach but with no success. In fact I have replicate default.aspx into person.aspx and still not working.
    – Alvmad
    Apr 22, 2013 at 9:56

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