Creating a phone book from AD, adding pictures

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Microsoft Windows Server 2003
currently my office has a phone book of our 400+ employees kept up in an MS Word file. I would like to try to find a way to create a dynamic phone book from Active Directory. all the office information is kept there anyway so this would be much better than keeping a separate manual file. I would on a second note like to know how I can insert pictures into active directory for each employee too.

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Yes you can do this. If your company uses Exchange then you already have this. It’s just a matter of adding in the missing information. If you don’t have exchange, but you do use Outlook you can setup your outlook clients to use the Active Directory database as a global contact list. This MBKB article should provide you some good info on doing this http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=238007.

As for photo’s, there is no where within AD to store them by default. And even if there was, most users wouldn’t have a way to see the pics. Your best bet would be to setup a network share and put employee photos there with the filename being the employee’s username. Then setup a webbased contact list so that everyone can see the photos.

***buddy***
MrDenny,

we already use the global contact list for that. what I am looking for is a program that will query AD then create a phone book that lists everyone on one page in alphabetical order with their phone number, department, etc.

I know there are programs to store pictures in AD, I just need a program to create the phone book.
***/buddy***

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