Monday, 24 March 2014

Import Images into Active Directory

First we will make sure that the data are replicated to all global catalog servers

1. Execute the command: “Regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll” from a command prompt.

2. Open an MMC console (mmc.exe) and add the Active Directory Schema snap-in to the console.

3. In the Active Directory Schema snap-in, expand the Attributes node, and then locate the thumbnailPhoto attribute.

4. In the Properties page, select “Replicate this attribute to the Global Catalog“, and click OK

Replication might already be select. Otherwise, select it and click OK.
Import image using PowerShell cmdlet

You can use the script example below to import a picture for each user to Active Directory.

Import-RecipientDataProperty -Identity "Thomas Nielsen" -Picture -FileData ([Byte[]]$(Get-Content -Path "C:\pics\thomas.jpg" -Encoding Byte -ReadCount 0))

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