No permission to create MySite

After switching the authentication provider on our SharePoint installation from NTLM to Kerberos (which should be better), users started to complain that they weren’t able to create a MySite anymore. I checked and offcourse they were right.

To use Kerberos, I had to change the application pool account to the Network Service. That account isn’t a Farm Administrator by default, so you’ll have to add it to that group via the Central Administration pages. After that it should all work again.

By the way: on creation of the MySite, the error received states that the permissions to create a MySite were turned off. That’s very misleading because they weren’t!

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