My Sites do not have a quota when they are created

Back when I created my SharePoint farm, I decided to rename the personal site quota template to something like ‘Personal Site (1GB)’. I did this because I wanted the size of the quota in the name – the out of the box one is just called ‘Personal Site’.

What I noticed after doing this is that none of the My Sites that were being created were having a quota applied. They would be set to ‘Individual Quota’ with no limits applied. Not good.

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The cause of this is that SharePoint does not look at the default quota that is set on the My Site web application:

SharePoint 2007
Central Admin –> Application Management –> Web Application General Settings –> Default Quota template

SharePoint 2010
Central Admin –> Application Management –> Manage Web Application –> Select Web Application –> General Settings (ribbon) –> Default Quota Template

It is hard-coded to use the template called ‘Personal Site’.

So, make sure that you have a quota template called ‘Personal Site’. If this quota template has been removed or renamed, no quota is applied.

 

UPDATE (2/8/11):  This also applies to SharePoint 2010.  Added path to configuration setting in SP2010 Central Admin.

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