Sharepoint 2013 STD User Directory

I currently have Sharepoint 2013 STD.  I would like to create an Employee Directory that automatically pulls the information from Active Directory (i.e. Extension, Department, Position, etc.) along with housing photos of each employee.

Is this a feature that comes with the licensing?  What do I need to do to get this done... I am a Sharepoint Newbie....
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Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
There is a service named User Profile Service. That will do what you are looking for.
BSModlinAuthor Commented:
I had a "friend" tell me I needed this in addition....

Is that correct?  If not, can you please provide a link to a walk through to get it setup?
Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
You do not need the additional product. It is more a bell and whistle product. Not bad, but not necessary. Here are two links to get you started:
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BSModlinAuthor Commented:
I followed your links and see the User Profile Service... But I am confused as to how to present that information within a page....  I found this link, but it is referring to the Enterprise Search Center.....

Is this required?

Can you help with how to present the Directory within Sharepoint?
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No response...... Horrible!
Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
Sorry for the horrible response. Been very busy lately.

That link is very interesting. The biggest drawback I think is that it wouldn't be for a very large directory, and the article point that out. Give it a try though if you don't have several thousand users.

In general however, user profile data is presented either through the SharePoint search center, or via the sign in/out button. When a search center site is created using the search template, there is a people search results page that is available to you. There are also people search web parts that you can put on pages that display user information. There is tons of Microsoft documentation on that topic. Another way that users can see their own data it the sign in/out button on the top right hand side of the page. If UPS is running and on line, there will be a link named "About Me", that when clicked upon will send the user to their profile page. If UPS is not running, it will say "My Settings" and that is a page that has basic information from the user info table in the content database, which originated from AD. The first time a user logs in to SharePoint that data is replicated from AD to SharePoint.

Hope that helps and not a terrible answer for you :-)

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