You can use the vdmadmin command with the -R option to find out the initial assignment of a managed desktop. For example, in the event of the loss of LDAP data, you might need this information so that you can reassign desktops to users.


The vdmadmin command with the -R option works only on desktops that are earlier than View Agent 5.1. On desktops that run View Agent 5.1 and later versions, this option does not work. To locate the first user of a desktop, use the Events database to determine which users logged into the desktop.

vdmadmin -R -i network_address

You cannot use the -b option to run this command as a privileged user. You must be logged in as a user in the Administrator role.

The -i option specifies the IP address of the desktop.

Display the first user who accessed the machine at the IP address

vdmadmin -R -i