Lync Contact Photos, Federation & Web Addresses


  • Hi,

    Have looked around online and on these forums to no avail.

    The scenario is we Lync Enterprise fully deployed and all is well. We have a fully populated AD with photos imported which we did using the Exchange Management Shell. These work fine in Lync and SharePoint. Now I understand that only photos entered into the client as below can been seen by federated partners:

    Because we're on a corporate domain we have policies setup so end users can't change or set their picture so they can't change this option. My question is - is there any way to set this URL in AD somewhere so it's done automatically without requiring anything from the end user?



    Thursday, February 09, 2012 12:19 PM


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  • Hi Peter,

    Good to see you found my blog post/screenshot. :)

    There's no way to set the photo URL in AD for Lync, it's an end-user setting that is (afaik) stored in the SQL back-end database for each user. It might be possible to modify the database so each user has the URL hardcoded that you specify, but I wouldn't know where to start with this one.

    The only standard options for configuration of pictures is what I've written in my blog post -

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    Thursday, February 09, 2012 2:07 PM
  • Well, it seemed such a waste to take my own screenshots! This seems a limited feature, most corps aren't going to allow people to set the URL themselves so no photo federation.

    Thursday, February 09, 2012 3:48 PM