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Guide Lync 2010 Client Photos from Active Directory

I was searching for a way to add Lync photos via active directory. It’s easy to add photo if you have exchange server 2010 via PowerShell. Lync does not come with method of uploading pictures to windows AD. I found small dll written by Olid This dll adds two tabs in user properties. First tab is for user employee ID/number & other is for to upload & resize the user photos.
You can download the dll from below location

Download Adext

Follow below steps to install dll,
  1. Copy the adext.dll file to somewhere on c:\ & use Dot Net’s InstallUtil to register the DLL.
  2. Open command prompt by selecting Run as Administrator option,

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\InstallUtil.exe c:\adExt.dll

For the 64-bit version if your OS is 64-bit:
C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\InstallUtil.exe adExt.dll
Use the /u flag to uninstall.
  1. After above steps you will find two tabs in user properties,

  1. Now you can upload your photo to active directory.

The photo will not display in Lync client immediately, but to speed up the process you can run the update-csAddressBook  on Lync Management shell on front end server.
More details on Microsoft Lync picture are covered on below article,