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:
ty -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.