Error "The default termstore for this site cannot be identified" in SharePoint 2010


Problem

I have a SharePoint Team Site http://serverName:5520/sites/MMS-CTH/. In the Shared Documents I tried creating a metadata column which should have a custom term set (local term sets which is site collection specific). When I click on the "Customize your term set" option in the Term Set Settings, as in:




I was getting the following error:






How to resolve:

  • Go to Central Administration.

  • Click on Application Management in the quick launch.

  • Click on Manage Service Applications under Service Application section.

  • Select Managed Metadata Service Connection and then click on Properties in the ribbon interface.







  • Select "This service application is the default storage location for column specific term sets." option in the Edit Managed Metadata Service Connection page.












  • Click on Ok.

  • Now I was successfully able to create the custom term sets (local term sets which are site collection specific).