To make this more confusing, some users are able to see the conference room in the Global Address List without removing their offline address book. Unfortunately I never got to the bottom of it wasn't working, but I rebooted all of my Global Catalog servers and it magically started working again.
Is Outlook ignoring their OAB and getting a live copy of the GAL? If you have more than 1 Active Directory site, just the site you're experiencing issues in should do it. If you don't do this, it can take a substantial amount of time for the clients to update the OAB.
It looks like Microsoft was inspired by the popular Xobni plug-in =) The OSC will show photos from local contacts, the Global Address List, or 3rd party connectors.
Outlook Social Connector is normal - I have it on my contacts as well.If users are working in cached mode, then there is an additional step to modify the Offline Address Book (OAB) to include the photo, because otherwise it only includes a pointer to the photo.This is my issue: We are using Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2007.If they do not have an Exchange account (they are still mail-enabled), the GAL says their email is "[email protected]" and is told to route that mail back up to the relays, and then it's up to the relays to look up that email redirection field and deliver their mail appropriately.Historically, there have been two ways to have photos appear in Outlook: each end user can manually add them on the client side or a server administrator can upload them on the server side.