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Is this capable of updating the thumbnailsphoto attributes from ADUC?

Jul 24, 2014 at 8:04 PM
Powerful sync utility for SP. It did not update our photos that were set on ADUC - was wondering if there would be a way to do this or how I could modify the code to fit our needs?
Jul 24, 2014 at 8:05 PM
It isn't currently, but that is something I'd like to do for the next release.
Jul 24, 2014 at 8:10 PM
Wow.. that was the quickest response I’ve gotten from a developer. Thanks for getting to it so quickly.

I just wanted to make it wasn't something available and I fudged it up somehow.

I actually have another method that I followed another user on Spiceworks. It’s a powershell script that can be tasked to run each night to update a custom list that you would create.

Your utility is the right approach, but with either solution – Photo seems to be the challenge.

Thanks for your hard work on this! Looking forward to the next release.
Jul 24, 2014 at 8:13 PM
Does that script function for pulling in the thumbnailPhoto (when it isn't commented out, of course)?

What I'll likely do is add a configuration switch as to whether or not to pull down thumbnailPhotos from Active Directory -- and also attempt to make it compatible with Exchange 2013's high quality photos.
Jul 24, 2014 at 8:15 PM
Edited Jul 24, 2014 at 8:17 PM
Trevor - No. I simply added the # so I don't forget about it when(if) I can get it to work. I probably left it there during the post as a mistake, it'll be corrected.

I feel like the PS-script only pulls text-information - I'm not sure of a way to convert that information down as "byte" - my PS-scripting is very limited.

It would be interesting to see your result sync with Exchange. We're getting ready to deploy exchange 2013 - so it will be very helpful in the future.

Anything I can do to help?
Jul 24, 2014 at 8:17 PM
Okay, sounds good. I'm moving my projects to, so I'll be starting work on this change over there fairly soon, but I'll update this particular thread when it is ready so you get a notification.
Jul 24, 2014 at 8:18 PM
Thank you.
Jul 24, 2014 at 8:18 PM
One last question, are you using SharePoint 2010 or 2013?
Jul 24, 2014 at 8:19 PM
I have SP Foundation 2013 installed.
Jul 24, 2014 at 8:20 PM
Great, thanks -- I'll start with that version, then.
Aug 31, 2014 at 4:37 AM
Edited Aug 31, 2014 at 4:37 AM
FYI there is a beta with SharePoint 2013 support that allows you to pull from thumbnailPhoto or the Exchange 2013 EWS API.

It is available at