CodeTwo Active Directory Photos

CodeTwo Active Directory Photos will let you upload photographs to Active Directory and manage them easily using a light and super-intuitive user interface. This freeware application has been designed to make managing scores of users' images straightforward and ultra-fast. Setting up thousands of Active Directory users' photographs is just a matter of cooking soft boiled eggs, which really makes this program stand out in the crowd.

CodeTwo Active Directory Photos user's interface

Instead of using Import-RecipientDataProperty cmdlet command to upload users' images to the Active Directory's thumbnailPhoto attribute, you can do it with a few clicks with CodeTwo Active Directory Photos without having any expertise in Exchange management. What is more, thanks to the program you can finally make bulk photo uploads and changes.

Why would I need it to add photos to Active Directory?

You may need to add photographs to Active Directory to show them in internal Outlook 2010 messages, display in Outlook's 2010 contacts and Global Address List (GAL), or to add them to internal or outbound email. Letting people see each other's faces while corresponding adds more human touch to the communication. Sometimes it seems to be the only way for some people to know who is who in their own company. What is more, adding users' images to external messages makes your mail look more professional and also lets your customers see who they are corresponding with.

System requirements:

Can be installed on
Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / SBS 2008
Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (SP3)

Support for 32 / 64 bit platforms.

Requires
.NET Framework 2.0*
Access to Active Directory Domain Services

* Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: Install .NET Framework 3.5 manually via Turn Windows features on or off in Control Panel

Displaying photos in Outlook 2010 messages and contacts

If you want to show pictures in internal emails and Outlook contacts, just rely on what CodeTwo Active Directory Photos gives you. By uploading photos to Active Directory and assigning them to users, they will be automatically displayed in Outlook 2010's internal emails.

Active Directory photo displayed in email in Outlook 2010

Pictures uploaded to Active Directory will also be displayed in Outlook 2010 contact cards and in GAL contacts as well.

Active Directory photos displayed in contact cards in Outlook 2010.

User's Active Directory picture displayed in a GAL contact.

Active Directory photos in Lync 2010

Once photographs are uploaded to Active Directory with CodeTwo Active Directory Photos, users will be able to see those pictures in Lync 2010 clients. Owing to this, employees will finally get to see the face of every workmate in the chat window, as well as after pointing the cursor over a given name in Lync's Contact List.

Active Directory photos displayed in Lync 2010 windows

Note! In order to be able to view users' Active Directory photos in Lync, end-users have to choose to use the “Default corporate picture” in Lync Client's photo options.

Adding photos to email signatures on Exchange

If you want to go further than this and also let external users (e.g. your customers) see your employees' photographs in emails, you can use Active Directory placeholders to add dynamic pictures to email signatures on Exchange. Owing to this, you can create just one, uniform, centralized email signature template for the entire company, and the pictures will be added automatically to the signatures on the fly. To create company-wide email signatures with Active Directory photos, you can use CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro. Just download the free trial version and find out how simple it can be and what beautiful email signatures you can create with it.

The {Photo} placeholder in the HTML Template Editor of CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro.

A signature automatically added by CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro containing the photograph of the sender.

Follow the links below to learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro

How to use CodeTwo Active Directory Photos?

The program is very easy to use and the user interface is light so you should get a hang of it in minutes. Should you need any assistance, take a look at the User's Manual, FAQ.

Key features

  • Fluent management of thousands of users' pictures in Active Directory;
  • Ability to import and export Active Directory photos;
  • Single or bulk photo actions;
  • Resizing photographs;
  • Automatic photo size adjustment to 100kb (or less) to comply with Active Directory requirements;
  • Lets you display Active Directory photos in Outlook 2010 emails, contacts and GALs;
  • Compatible with CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro. See how to add images from Active Directory to automatic email signatures in Exchange.

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