6-7: Track Computer-to-User Assignments by Extending the Schema

Solution overview

Type of solution

Script and guidance

Features and tools

Custom schema attributes and object classes, Computer_AssignTo.hta

Solution summary

Extend the schema with a custom attribute to associate a computer with one or more users.


Improved system inventory control.


In the previous solution, I presented two built-in properties that can be used to track the assignment of a computer to a user. Neither solution is perfect, and neither supports assigning one computer to many users. In this solution, I provide guidance and tools to extend the schema with custom attributes and object classes. Doing so allows you to add to Active Directory exactly the data you ...

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