Get the mail distribution list owner from Active Directory


How can I get the owner of the Outlook  distribution list? I'm using the Directory Services namespace .  I've already get all the members of the a given mail group thru DirectorySearcher but there is no owner property available in DirectoryEntry Class. Can I use the Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook COM object to get the owner of the group (group name that I retrieve from DirectorySearcher)?  

Please advise.
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:
The owner is held in the managedBy attribute (property).

Shweta GoelCommented:
Go to Settings > Options > Other > Go to the earlier version > Groups > Distribution group I own > Edit > Ownership from the left hand window plane.
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
It depends on how you labeled it. If you have labeled them properly either in description field or managed by you can query them via ps commands.
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MaxStephenAuthor Commented:
Hi All,

Thanks for sharing. I would like to achieved this programmatically using C#. I've already tried to use the DirectoryEntry Class properties but the "managedBy" property is not available on the class.  

Can I get the owner info by filtering the directory using the DirectorySearcher?  

Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:
It's not a property on the class,  it's an attribute on the DirectoryEntry or SearchResult you get back.




or, if you're using the DirectorySearcher and have added managedBy into the PropertiesToLoad:



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MaxStephenAuthor Commented:
Thanks Chris.
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