what causes the permissions field to display SID id's instead of the group or user name?

Posted on 2005-04-22
Last Modified: 2008-03-10
I am constantly running into issues where I want to view the rights of a share or NTFS permissions and when I look at the list of users all I see is numbers associated with a SID and cant determine who the user or group is????

I am logged on the server as domain admin and still get ? s-1-5-12-afadfaf-faff--"etc".  Instead of the actual name or Group..

Question by:sullend
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    a user has been deleted

    the user is in a domain that is no longer trusted

    the machine you are sat at cannot contact the domain

    all these things will cause you to see a user/groups GUID instread of the friendly user/group name
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