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

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


vdmadmin -R -i network_address

Usage Notes

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 virtual machine.


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

vdmadmin -R -i