You want to view the objects owned by a user.
Open ADSI Edit.
If an entry for the naming context you want to browse is not already displayed, do the following:
Right-click on ADSI Edit in the right pane and click Connect to.
Fill in the information for the naming context, container, or OU you want to add an object to. Click on the Advanced button if you need to enter alternate credentials.
In the left pane, browse to the naming context, container, or OU the object you want to view. Once you've found the object, right-click on it and select Properties.
View the managedObjects attribute.
> enumprop /ATTR:managedObjects "LDAP://<UserDN>"
' This code displays the managed objects for a user ' ------ SCRIPT CONFIGURATION ------ strUserDN = "<UserDN>" ' e.g. cn=jsmith,cn=Users,dc=rallencorp,dc=com ' ------ END CONFIGURATION --------- on error resume next set objUser = GetObject("LDAP://" & strUserDN) Wscript.Echo objUser.Get("cn") & "'s Managed Objects:" colObjects = objUser.GetEx("managedObjects") if Err.Number = -2147463155 then Wscript.Echo " none" else for each strObjectDN in colObjects Wscript.Echo " " & strObjectDN next end if
The managedObjects attribute is linked to the managedBy attribute that can be set on certain objects in Active Directory like computers and groups. Setting the managedBy attribute provides a quick and dirty way to define who owns an object. If you do use it, you can use the managedObjects attribute on user objects to get the list of objects the user has been configured in the managedBy attribute for.