Outlook Social Connector and AD Pics

I've finally upgraded my domain to Windows 2008 R2 and Exchange to 2010 SP1. I wanted to utilize the user pictures functionality now so that everyone's mug shows up in Outlook. Since we are still using Outlook 2007, I found that the only way to make this happen is to use the Outlook Social Connector. I first got all of my user pics resized to 96x96 and under 10 KB each and then used the following command to import each one:

Import-RecipientDataProperty -Identity "Chris Thomas" -Picture -FileData ([Byte[]]$(Get-Content -Path "C:\userpics\cthomas.jpg" -Encoding Byte -ReadCount 0))

(I have also been using this app to help the process along a bit: http://www.cjwdev.co.uk/Software/ADPhotoEdit/Info.html)

When I look up my user account with ADSI edit, I can see that I have an entry in the thumbnailPhoto attribute, although I don't speak hex so I can't really read it. Ha ha. My problem is that the photo never shows up in Outlook. I have the latest connector installed and working fine but the user pic just isn't there. I have been unsuccessful with finding information online to help me troubleshoot this problem so I'm not exactly sure where the problem is.

Has anyone successfully implemented this feature? I appreciate any help that can be provided.

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HarkinsITConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
For future generations that come across this same issue, the problem was that you need to change the thumbnailPhoto from an Indicator to a Value attribute in the OAB.  This site helped me out: http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=156&t=1&p=2.

Admin, you can close this ticket.

HarkinsITAuthor Commented:
Everything works great if I turn off cached mode in Outlook but I don't want to do that.  Is it possible to get this working without using cached mode?
Try turnning off Cached Exchange Mode
The rename the Outlook.ost ot Outlook.old

Turn Cached Exchang mode back on to recreate the OST

HarkinsITAuthor Commented:
I found my own solution.
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