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    I have very little server background. In fact, I just installed server 2008 3 days ago. I have a Xeon PC running on server 2008 and a laptop running XP. They are both linked together by a cross cable. I'm using the PC as a Domain Controller and the laptop as a client. I have to store a JPEG file to every user. I'm not sure how to do that. And I also have to come up with a program that will allow the users to retrieve that JPEG file from the Domain Controller. But first of all, I have to be able to set up the client. I don't know what program to install on the client(laptop). I can ping the laptop using the PC and vice versa. Please help, I don't have much time.

  • #2
    Re: How to set up a client

    1) Have you joined your XP to the domain? (My Computer -- Properties -- Computer Name -- Network ID Wizard)
    2) have you shared a folder on the server that the file can go to?
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    • #3
      Active Directory user photo

      How do i attach a photo to each user on active directory? I wan the user's photo to be stored on a database and everytime i request for a user's photo, AD will retrieve it from the database. Please help me, i'm new to windows server and haven't got that much programming background.

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      • #4
        Re: How to set up a client

        I dont want to share the files like that. I need to AD to retrieve a jpeg file from a database everytime the photo of a particular user is requested.

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        • #5
          Re: How to set up a client

          Thats not exactly what you asked for at first, nor is it anything to do with the thread title
          There are ways of storing photos in AD (http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...ctory%22&meta=)

          But if your database is separate (as you seem to imply), you could use a "spare" field in AD to hold the SQL statement you want to use to select the photo
          Tom Jones
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          • #6
            Re: Active Directory user photo

            I suggest that you carefully review this decision, as adding user photos to the AD will significantly increase the AD db size and replication patterns. A small 200X200 image will take up as much as 20-25K per user, and if you have a lot of them it will dramatically increase the side of the NTDS.DIT file.

            Also, if you have a DC at the end of a very slow/poor connection then doing so could overload that connection for a prolonged period of time.

            In any case, see this:

            Pictures in Active Directory Users and Computers | Oddvar Håland Moe's Blog
            http://www.moe.am/blog/?p=8
            Cheers,

            Daniel Petri
            Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
            MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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            • #7
              Re: Active Directory user photo

              Please don't double post.
              http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=32208 is the same request
              Tom Jones
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              • #8
                Re: Active Directory user photo

                Threads merged.

                Please note that Double Posting incurs a 2 week ban. The Christmas/New Year goodwill period is over and this Rule will be enforced again as from February 1.

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                • #9
                  Re: Active Directory user photo

                  Hey thanks alot man. This really helps. Even though I don't really understand some of the terms, i think i can pull it off.

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