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Is there a way to identify the machine SID using ONLY built in Windows XP SP3 features? Do not want to use Sys Internals or anything like that.
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by:Kimmyel
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1. RUN, REGEDIT
2. EDIT, FIND, Search For value "sidstring"

Regards
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Key not found......
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reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SECURITY\SAM\Domains\Account "

Youll notice it isnt visible in Regedit, and the above command will return "Access Denied"......

The V value is the SID, but it is in Binary Format. You would have to have a CMD prompt started as the SYSTEM account, or Regedit launched as the SYSTEM account to be able to get it, and then would have to translate it....

PSGetSid is a much easier alternative......
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by:goodman1210
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I believe johnb's answer is the best one possible even though as he says it's extremely difficult/impractical to get the SID without something like psgetsid.
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Yea, theres a good reason these utilities make life so easy for us....  :-)
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