SharePoint 2016: OneDrive for Business Site Not Creating

So I recently built a “vanilla” SharePoint 2016 Beta 2 machine, which was hosting a Portal site and a My Site so nothing complicated. Once it was done however whenever I clicked to follow anything is told me I needed to have some things setup. Of course I just assumed this was the user’s personal site collection that was needed, so as usual just left it going. I waited and waited and still nothing. It takes you to the following page to provision:

I waited and waited and nothing changed so I started to look in the trusty event log and see what was going on. As expected I saw the following:

As I drilled into the errors I found that for some reason the “Managed Path” for “Personal” was the problem, and had not been created.

So a quick shoot over to “Central Administration“, select the My Site Web Application and then select the “Managed Path” option revealed that sure enough my path did not exist.

No idea why it was not there, so I added it anyway, so it appeared in the list.

Once done I re-visited the same page I was on and waited again, and then my event log displayed the following message.

All working now and I can follow sites, access the new looking OneDrive for Business. Not sure why it did not have the right managed path, still for me to look at but for now it is working as expected.

Liam Cleary

Liam began his career as a Trainer of all things computer related. He quickly realized that programming, breaking, and hacking was a lot more fun. He spent the next few years working within core infrastructure and security services until he found SharePoint. He is the founder and owner of SharePlicity, a consulting company that focuses on all areas of Technology. His role within SharePlicity is to help organizations implement technology that will enhance internal and external collaboration, document and records management, automate business processes and of course security controls and protection. Liam also serves as the Product Owner for Security at Rencore, where he is helping to develop offerings that help organizations further understand and mitigate security and compliance risks, within SharePoint and Office 365 customizations. His core focus will is to identify, control and protect whether they are full-fledged customizations or out-of-the-box Office 365 functionality. He is also a twelve-time Microsoft MVP focusing on Architecture but also crosses the boundary into Development. His specialty over the past few years has been security in SharePoint and its surrounding platforms. He can often be found at user groups or conferences speaking, offering advice, spending time in the community, teaching his kids how to code, raspberry PI programming, hacking the planet or building Lego robots.

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