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I see that Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 RDS user login photo, and when recieving mails there's a "template" photo of the user sending the mail...

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Can I globally set photo of all my users, so they show in logon screen (no matter what pc they log into), everyones mails etc? Or do each user have to assign a photo to a contact person (even though this contact person is in the coporate)?

Hope you get what I mean. :)


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possible duplicate of How to change user account picture – CharlieRB Jan 16 '13 at 12:53

If you are using Exchange server, you can (and I believe must) set the thumbnailPhoto Active Directory property with a binary image. This can be accomplished programmatically in Powershell -- one (of many) tutorials can be found here: It can also be accomplished in C# through System.DirectoryServices.

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In Server 2012/2012R2, Desktop Experience feature must be installed to use user pictures, even for Active Directory User Pictures.

There are free tools to set Active Directory users Pictures, for example

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