Profile Pictures and Network Performance RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone,

    We have around 450 mailboxes,and we were thinking to add a profile picture for every mailbox.

    Now,the company have 10+ detachments, the main one,where the Exchange Server is hosted, have a 10Mb MPLS fiber connection,while all the others work on a 2Mb MPLS.

    Assuming a ~5-10KB profile picture foreach mailbox,

    will adding profile pictures on every mailbox impact the performance in any significant manner?

    Also,side question,are profile pictures cached in local on every pc or not? (so they need to be downloaded only once)

    Thanks in advance.

    • Edited by Jacm.gc Monday, August 22, 2016 2:31 PM
    • Changed type Jacm.gc Monday, August 22, 2016 2:32 PM wrong type of thread
    Monday, August 22, 2016 1:50 PM


All replies

  • Hi

    It shouldn't really impact the servers, i have had customers with more than 10 000 mailboxes on that kind of link and each account has a picture in AD by default.

    Edward van Biljon - Exchange MVP

    Monday, August 22, 2016 4:28 PM
  • Well,that's reassuring,thanks for the reply, and what about network performance?

    Is it going to slow down internet browsing/file trasfer by a notch or will it be transparent on that front too?


    Monday, August 22, 2016 5:04 PM
  • no not at all. you shouldnt notice a difference.

    Edward van Biljon - Exchange MVP

    Monday, August 22, 2016 5:15 PM
  • Hi,

    You can also take the following blog for your reference:


    Best regards,

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Jason Chao
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 2:53 AM
  • Neat!

    Thanks,for the helpful replies everyone.

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:59 AM