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Bulk import pictures

Bulk import pictures

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A few months ago I posted a procedure on how one can import pictures into Active Directory by using the Exchange Management Shell cmdlet Import-RecipientDataProperty, here:

Upload picture in Outlook 2010 using the Exchange Management Shell (Exchange 2010)

As a follow-up, I would like to show you a way to do this in bulk…(small note: there are other ways, this is just one!)

Setting the scene

I’ve got a bunch of users in my demo environment without a picture yet…

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To get going, you need a list of mailbox-enabled users, a picture, and a file that links the user to its picture like the comma-delimited file I’m using here…

In my example I will use the same picture for every user

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Populate AD

Running the following single line, will populate Active Directory for every user found in that csv file, using the picture listed next to it.

Import-csv c:\userkes.csv | % { Import-RecipientDataProperty –Identity $_.username –Picture –FileData ([Byte[]]$(Get-Content –Path $_.picture –Encoding Byte –ReadCount 0)) }

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Checking the results

Using AdsiEdit….

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And using Outlook 2010…

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The power of the Shell :-)

Ilse

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