Paul Liebrand’s Weblog

Welcome to my blog mainly about SharePoint

Disabling My SharePoint Sites propagation or adjusting the frequency

I have previously explained how “My SharePoint Sites” works and how it gets propagated to the client. What happens if you want to disable this feature or adjust the frequency of when it occurs.

From time to time I get asked this question so I figured I would write up a post about it.

By default, Office creates two registry values under “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Portal”, which are:

Registry Value Description
LinkPublishingTimestamp A binary timestamp of the last time the sites were propagated to the client
PersonalSiteURL The URL to the users My Site

There are two additional values you can create manually in the users registry or via a GPO.

Registry Value Value Description
LinkPublishingDisabled 0 = false, 1 = true (DWORD) Disables the My SharePoint Site (or Link Publishing) on the Client PC.
LinkPublishingFrequency DWORD value in minutes* Changes the frequency from the default 24 hour to whatever value you put in there.

* Microsoft claims this is in minutes, however, when I did testing with this it appeared to be in seconds.

Hopefully this will help you gain more control over the My SharePoint Sites / Link Publishing feature of SharePoint and Office.


May 21, 2009 Posted by | SharePoint | , | 6 Comments

Zune Marketplace / Zune Pass Frustration!!!

I love my Zune and generally enjoy my experience with the Zune Marketplace. However, every now and then something strange happens with some of my music and it suddenly stops working (DRM related issues).

Upon investigating the issue I noticed that certain tracks on the album are pulled out of Zune Pass and can only be purchased directly (as shown below):


What gives???  This makes absolutely NO sense. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

May 6, 2009 Posted by | Rant, Zune | | Leave a comment