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how to import user Profile Picture already stored in AD as thumbnailphoto or jpegphoto

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 29, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

We already store out photos in AD using both the thumbnailsphoto and jpegphoto properties. Outlook2010 shows the user profile correctly. Now we want to sync sharepoint 2010 with AD and retreive the photo. I currenrlt have it setup as mentioned in this MSDN post to Export.


Is it odd that the thumbnailphoto and jpeg photo have been in AD since at least 2007( I think they were even in 2003 schema) but that this user profile syncing to those two atributes isn't the default behavour? Outlook 2010 used those photos instantly, yet sharepoint can't out of the box?


I've opened a Case with MS about this. I'll post findings here.

**Edit 2**

Also the previous method used in Moss 2007 doesn't work wither. Setting the URL to the photo in an AD ExtensionAttribute1 and having sharepoint import it.

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