Could we create a second User Profile Service Application ?

Yes you can but ,
If you have only one server in your farm you can use just one User Profile Service Application (UPA) in this server because the windows Service of User Profile Syncronization Service just configurable only one UPA. So if you have more than one sharepoint server in your farm for example 3 server;  you can create more than 3 UPA but you can only syncronize 3 of them.

For Another scenario, i assume that you have only one server and already provisioned one UPA and configured the syncronization connection. After adding second UPA as you know you can not able to add any Sycronization connection for Second UPA . But if you stop CA-> Services On Server -> User Profile Syncronization Service and restart it will prompt you to select UPA options mean you can change the relation for specific UPA . Still only one UPA can able to sync for one server.


Create all users’ personal site via Powershell script – Sharepoint 2010

#PowerShell Script - Create All Users Personel Sites - SharePoint 2010 #The scripts is distributet "as-is." Use it on your own risk. 
#Add SharePoint PowerShell SnapIn if not already added if ((Get-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -eq $null) {
    Add-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell"


$mysiteHostUrl = "http://my"
$personalSiteGlobalAdmin = "DOMAIN\padm"
$personalSiteGlobalAdminNot =""
$personalSiteGlobalAdminDisplayName = "Personel Site admin"
$mysite = Get-SPSite $mysiteHostUrl

$context = [Microsoft.Office.Server.ServerContext]::GetContext($mysite)
$upm =  New-Object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager($context)

$AllProfiles = $upm.GetEnumerator()

foreach($profile in $AllProfiles)

    $DisplayName = $profile.DisplayName
    $AccountName = $profile[[Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.PropertyConstants]::AccountName].Value
       #Add your restrictions for users.        if($Accountname -like "YourDomain*")
          if($profile.PersonalSite -eq $Null)
               write-host "Creating personel site for ", $AccountName
               #Adding an extra admin for personel sites                $pweb = $profile.PersonalSite.OpenWeb()
               $padm= $pweb.AllUsers[$personalSiteGlobalAdmin];
               $padm.IsSiteAdmin = $true;
               write-host "Personal Site Admin has assigned"
               write-host $AccountName ," has already personel site"

Sharepoint set user or group to SPListItem

We are going to use a sharepoint web control to get user or groups  named “PeopleEditor” .For using these please fallow the instructions below.

Add fallowing code to top of your page:

<%@ Register Tagprefix="SharePointWebControls" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>

Add fallowing control to your page front for get users or groups:

Note: If  you want to set or retrieve the account types that are associated with the control use attribute “SelectionSet”
and enums are:

  • User = single user
  • DL = AD distribution list
  • SecGroup = AD security group
  • SPGroup = Sharepoint group

<SharePointWebControls:PeopleEditor runat=”server” ID=”txtScope” MultiSelect=”false” MaximumEntities=”1″ ValidatorEnabled=”true” SelectionSet=”User” Width=”300px”></SharePointWebControls:PeopleEditor>

Add fallowing to your page behind:

using Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls;
public SPFieldUserValueCollection GetSelectedUsers(PeopleEditor editor)
       string selectedUsers = editor.CommaSeparatedAccounts;
       // commaseparatedaccounts returns entries that are comma separated. we want to split those up
       char[] splitter = { ',' };
       string[] splitPPData = selectedUsers.Split(splitter);
       // this collection will store the user values from the people editor which we'll eventually use
       // to populate the field in the list
       SPFieldUserValueCollection values = new SPFieldUserValueCollection();
       // for each item in our array, create a new sp user object given the loginname and add to our collection
       for (int i = 0; i < splitPPData.Length; i++)
                string loginName = splitPPData[i];
                if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(loginName))
                    SPUser user = SPContext.Current.Web.SiteUsers[loginName];
                    SPFieldUserValue fuv = new SPFieldUserValue(SPContext.Current.Web, user.ID, user.LoginName);
            return values;

And now i describe add to listitem and update:

SPList list = SPContext.Current.Web.Lists[APPLIB];
SPListItem item = list.Items.Add();
item["ProgramAdmin"] = GetSelectedUsers(txtScope);

That’s all.