Category: Groupware Architecture
Applicability: All state agencies, boards, and commissions
History: Adopted on December 10, 2013.
Microsoft's Active Directory has an attribute ("thumbnailPhoto") to store a thumbnail portrait photograph of each user. Other applications, including Microsoft Outlook and the Exchange Global Address List, will display these photographs automatically in the context of providing information about the user. This document provides guidance on the use of this feature in the State's shared Active Directory forest.
Each agency has the option to use, or not use, the photograph functionality in the State's shared Active Directory forest. If an agency chooses to use this functionality, the following requirements and procedures will apply.