I wanted to elaborate a little on the topic of details templates and how they work. Details templates control the appearance of object properties that are accessed by using address lists. When a user opens an address list in Outlook, for example, the properties of a particular object are presented as defined by the details template in the Exchange organization.
There are two parts to the details templates that most people don't remember or realize.
The details templates reside in the active directory and can be accessed via the ESM. You can open the Recipients Container | Details Templates | <Your Language>. For more information on how to modify them you can view my blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/dgoldman/archive/2007/02/14/how-to-add-edit-change-and-revert-address-and-details-templates.aspx
Here is where the confusion comes in to play. Depending on which Outlook client you are running you will see different results.
This does not matter for OAB Version 4 clients that are on an Exchange 2003 server that is running Service Pack 2, or an Exchange 2007 Server that is generated OAB Version 4 for Public Folder and Web Distribution. The clients *will* download the template changes as part of the differential OAB download.
I hope this helps
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Do you know a way to change the template so that the thumbnailphoto attribute will show? The thumbnailphoto does not have an mapiID.
You cant add one because we do not support at this time adding mapiID's within Exchange. Please see: http://blogs.msdn.com/dgoldman/archive/2007/11/09/adding-attributes-to-the-exchange-details-templates.aspx