After intstalling and configuring SharePoint 2013 Preview I thought of exploring social features of My site. I created one team site and clicked on the "About Me" menu. It is from this menu your my site/personal site gets created when you click for the first time.
After a few seconds I got the message "Your My Site experience is on its way!..........."
I found link mentioned below from MSDN forum.
For me this option was fine as mentioned in this link.
Tried out re-selecting the "Use Self-Service Site Creation" but this did not worked for me.
I thought of looing into the event viewer and ahh the error description was:
"The exception was: Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PersonalSiteCreateException: A failure was encountered while attempting to create the site ......................"
Could not find anything concrete with respect to SharePoint 2013 Preview but many of them have received this error with SharePoint 2010. I verified various options like:
1] Verifying access permissions (The account with which SharePoint is installed should have "Farm Administrators" permission - This was fine for me
2] Checked managed paths and My host site and Personal site settings - This was fine for me
3] Checked if site collections are created under the web application of the My site host - Yes there were 2
Also tried most of the options mentioned in the below linked:
Creating Root (/) site Collection
This did a trick for me. There was no root site collection created for the My Site host web application (which is created by default at port 80 during installation and configuration).
I created a root site collection on the My host site web appication. After creating the root site collection I was not able to create My site but the error message in the event viewer changed to:
"The exception was: Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PersonalSiteCreateConfigurationException: A failure was encountered while attempting to create the site, wildcard inclusion used to create personal sites does not exist....."
Now this was a clear error message. I added my/personal in managed path of the my site web application as wildcard inclusion (earlier it was already there. Don't know how it went away). By default it should have been there but no idea why it wast'n there...
Now my site was running fine and all got created well. Below mentioned is the screenshot of the Newsfeed..
Enjoy Sharring, following and tagging.............