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

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

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davy999Commented:
Hi kevinwood

take a look at this  

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/newsid.shtml
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kevinwood89Author Commented:
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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SirtenKenCommented:
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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kevinwood89Author Commented:
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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SirtenKenCommented:
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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kevinwood89Author Commented:
That worked - thanks
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