Outlook thumbnail photo - Is this stored in AD and, if so, where? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to programmatically update a user's thumbnail photo as displayed in Skype, Outlook, etc. but the thumbnailPhoto property in AD is empty for all users whereas the photos are certainly appearing.

    Is this information stored elsewhere or is it in a different AD property?


    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 8:24 AM

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  • Outlook can also retrieve the picture from LinkedIn or Facebook through the Social Connector.

    Do yo use the picture in GAL dialog box?

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    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:47 PM
  • Hi lb483,

    Below article may give you some information.

    GAL Photos in Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2010



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