Lync Server 2010 and User Photos

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Hi folks,

We as IT guys love all the High Availability, server roles and cool IT core stuff however end-users are more concerned about things that are closer to them. The picture display in Lync 2010 is a good example.

However as IT guys we can have some fun configuring the Photos settings to our users. Using Lync we can set client policies from the server instead of Group Policies which makes our lives way easier. If you want to manage Display Photos for example, you just need to use New-CSClientPolicy and work on these two items:

  • DisplayPhoto which has the self-explanatory values: NoPhoto, PhotosFromADOnly and AllPhotos (Standard configuration).
  • MaxPhotoSizeKB the default value is 30KB

More information about Client Policies? Here we go :


Anderson Patricio

Twitter: @apatricio

Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian Exchange Server MVP and MCSM (Solutions Master) and he contributes to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor at, and (Portuguese).