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Will GAL photos ever appear to external non-domain recipients, or only for members of my AD forest? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Just a basic question, regarding GAL photos.

    It's my understanding that if I populate our AD with Exchange photos for our employees, those photos will only appear for OWA, Outlook 2010 / 2013 users that are members of my AD forest, and won't appear in email clients when they email to external non-domain contacts.

    Is this correct?

    Server: Exchange 2010

    Domain: Windows 2008 R2

    Mail clients: Outlook 2010 / 2013

    Sunday, November 24, 2013 4:02 PM

Answers

  • That's correct. Unless, perhaps, you have a federation with the other organization.

    With Lync, photos will appear in conversations with non-domain users, if they're allowed to federate with your organization.

    For the "other" organizations, they'd have to be able to access your AD, even if that's done by a proxy of some sort.


    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE&I, Exchange MVP

    Sunday, November 24, 2013 10:03 PM
  • Hi,

    Yes. GAL photos won’t display if email clients cannot access the AD where the pictures reside.

    In addition, here is a reference for you to understand more about GAL photos:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2010/06/01/3410006.aspx

    Should you need more assistance, feel free to let me know.

    Regards,


    Rebecca Tu
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, November 25, 2013 7:18 AM

All replies

  • That's correct. Unless, perhaps, you have a federation with the other organization.

    With Lync, photos will appear in conversations with non-domain users, if they're allowed to federate with your organization.

    For the "other" organizations, they'd have to be able to access your AD, even if that's done by a proxy of some sort.


    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE&I, Exchange MVP

    Sunday, November 24, 2013 10:03 PM
  • Hi,

    Yes. GAL photos won’t display if email clients cannot access the AD where the pictures reside.

    In addition, here is a reference for you to understand more about GAL photos:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2010/06/01/3410006.aspx

    Should you need more assistance, feel free to let me know.

    Regards,


    Rebecca Tu
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, November 25, 2013 7:18 AM