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Store user pictures in AD using thumbnailPhoto attribute

We can store user pictures in AD using thumbnailPhoto attribute of AD user object. That picture can will be showing in Outlook 2010 contacts and user profile page on SharePoint 2010. Here are some helpful links on understanding and implementing the concept:

1. Configuring thumbnailphoto attribute in AD : http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/management-administration/configuring-using-display-picture-exchange-server-2010.html

2. Free tool to store pictures to AD: http://www.cjwdev.co.uk/Software/ADPhotoEdit/Info.html ( paid version is also available at  lower cost)

3. How SharePoint 2010 fetch the user picture from AD using thumbnailphoto attribute: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/russmax/archive/2010/02/27/sharepoint-2010-profile-picture-property-101.aspx

4. Few other resources to understand the concept:

- http://blogs.technet.com/b/ilvancri/archive/2009/11/17/upload-picture-in-outlook-2010-using-the-exchange-management-shell-exchange-2010.aspx

- http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2010/03/10/454223.aspx

- http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ITCG/thread/403cda19-7a63-4d95-a273-8f7885e836cd

5. Another licensed tool for uploading pictures in AD: http://www.dovestones.com/products/Active_Directory_jpegPhoto.asp

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