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Profile database picutes and org charting

  Asked By: Jay    Date: Aug 11    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 961

I am implementing the profile database imported all
the Active Directory information and want to add the
picture of the users.

I have more than 1000 users...how to import all those
pictures in a batch...???

Also how to get the organizational charting working.



8 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Rosanna Parrish     Answered On: Aug 11

did you ever got the picture part figured out?

Answer #2    Answered By: Kalash Karmakar     Answered On: Aug 11

I would also like to know about the picture batch processing.

Answer #3    Answered By: Mauricio Tanner     Answered On: Aug 11

The profile  DB can have custom source where in you can put the pictures. Also
AD can have custom filed which can hold pictures. For the ORG chart you have to
code it. I dont think its builtin.
Also Profile DB can be scheduled for updates so that solves your batch update

Answer #4    Answered By: Gina Freeman     Answered On: Aug 11

Can you clarify the point:

Also AD can have custom filed which can hold pictures.

Answer #5    Answered By: Tyrell Nash     Answered On: Aug 11

I think he was referring to a custom field containing a _url_ to a picture. AD
doesn't have the capability of storing the picture itself to the best of my

Answer #6    Answered By: Silvia Wilkinson     Answered On: Aug 11

AD can be configured to have custom fields. The latest
concept of AD says that you can store all info in DB.
Now its very simple as you can store pics in DB.

If u dont want to do that, make a field in AD that
will hold pics. I am not much aware of that.

I used a code to fetch pictures from custom datasource
in SPS and use it.

I prefer it because its on me how to do that and not
my sys admin

Answer #7    Answered By: Candy Walter     Answered On: Aug 11

How did you use a custom datasource to depict one property while using AD
for the others?

Answer #8    Answered By: Leanne Rios     Answered On: Aug 11

The SDK of SPS has an example to do it. As also there
is a white paper available on Net.

All You do is get that specific property of Prifile DB
for every user and incrementally upadte it through a
tool. This tool of ours will pick data from a custom
source. Now the tol will be in .Net and .Net can
connect to any custom datasource.

If you notice not all properties of Profile are mapped
to AD. And you can not expect everyone to have his
personal site where he will key in info.

Nor will the admin sit and do data entry. MS has
thought of it . I think a web service is available for

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