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Powershell – Get all M365 profile pictures

Another fun day at work. Request to get all the pictures of employees/consultants who have set a profile picture in Teams/Outlook/M365. After a little google search and experimentation, it IS actually NOT that difficult.

The process in a few steps :

  • Connect to ExchangeOnline
  • Get a list of all active users in ExchangeOnline
  • Loop through the list of users
  • Check if this user has a picture set, and if so, download the picture

The actual script (you can copy/paste everything)

### Connection to Exchange Online
Import-Module ExchangeOnlineManagement
Connect-ExchangeOnline # Connect with your admin account on 365
### Input Parameters
### Download all user profile pictures from Office 365
# Create folder if not exists
New-Item -ItemType directory -Path $folderpath –force 
# Get all users from Exchange Online
Write-Host "Getting all users from 365. Please wait."
$allUsers=Get-Mailbox -RecipientTypeDetails UserMailbox -ResultSize Unlimited|select UserPrincipalName,Alias
Write-Host "Looping through users, and start picture download."
Foreach($user in $allUsers)
    # Set output filename
    # Check if user has a picture
    $haspicture = Get-EXOMailbox -identity $user.UserPrincipalName -Properties HasPicture
    # Set True or False var zo we can ignore the ones without picture
    $haspicture2 = $haspicture.HasPicture
    if($haspicture2) { # If true, get the picture
        $photo=Get-Userphoto -identity $user.UserPrincipalName
        If($photo.PictureData -ne $null)
            Write-Host $user.Alias “profile picture downloaded”
    }  else {
            Write-Host $user.Alias "has no picture."

Change this variable to change the output folder path:

I am a freelance IT system administrator with almost 20 years experience in IT Support and system administration.
The most fun I have is trying to automate things as much as possible. Trying to learn as much as I can as I go.
Hopefully this blog helps you solve issues I found along the way.