Can I set a user logon picture for a user that follows him from the server?

somewhereinafrica used Ask the Experts™
windows server 2008, Active Directory Domain, Win 7 clients (all are members of the domain and under GPO control)

Can I have a shared folder or something with a head shot of a user and set that image to be the 'logon picture'.

AND make it follow him what ever workstation he logs on to (as long as he is on the network)?
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Top Expert 2010
If you aren't interested in acquiring a third party software suite, then yes, as long as you are using roaming profiles. (Information on setting it up is here:

Third Party Software like Hyena ( and Dameware ( Have the ability to attach a User Photo to an Active Directory account, but I haven't used these utilities and cannot speak to their ability to do this in Windows 2008, or if the User Photo will show up as the Login photo for the user.
Top Expert 2013
I don't think you can do it on a shared folder...but haven't really tried

In Exchange and Sharepoint you pull from the thumbnailPhoto Attribute.  more on that here




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