Thursday, March 21, 2013

Understanding SharePoint 2010 default My Site and the wWWWHomepage attribute


The first time that you visit your SharePoint 2010 My Site you probably got a popup message which asked you to save this site as your default my site. What this does behind the scenes is filling up the wWWHomePage  attribute in Active Directory. This same attribute is used in your contact card to view the My Site of a users. This same attribute is also by default mapped in an Active Directory import into the SharePoint user profiles to the User Profile field PublicSiteRedirect (and it still is in SharePoint 2013 – see Default user profile property mappings in SharePoint Server 2013 ) This property contains the URL to use to redirect to the public view of a specified user profile.

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