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How can I view what the Computer SID is in win2000 - to compare against another machine

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How can I view what the Computer SID is in win2000 - to compare against another machine

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Question by:kevinwood89
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    by:davy999
    Hi kevinwood

    take a look at this  

    http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/newsid.shtml
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    by:kevinwood89
    Thanks for the link, I already know a lot about imaging and the need for changing the SID. I just don't know how to view it before hand.
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    by:SirtenKen
    From microsoft,
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/162001/EN-US/


    "The machine SID is the prefix of the user account and group account SID'S created on the computer. The machine SID is concatenated with the Relative ID (RID) of the account to create the account's unique identifier."

    So, when you look at this key for user accounts, part of the number is your machine SID.


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    by:kevinwood89
    hmmm...interesting, I look at the machines on my network and they all have the same SID - it really looks like this is the user SID as the same user account is on each PC. There must be another SID that is unique for the computer
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    The site Davy999 pointed to has another tool which will display the unique SID
    http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/psgetsid.shtml
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    by:kevinwood89
    That worked - thanks
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