Active Directory Question regarding SID's

When coping a user in AD to a different Organisation Unit will this change the users SID number?
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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
no, it won´t
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
no it only changes the membership
RiscsotmAuthor Commented:
How about when moving a user to a sub domain?
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RiscsotmAuthor Commented:
A better question, would be what would cause an SID to change ?
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
a SID (Security Identifyer) is an Active Directory low level representation of an AD account. Each AD Object has a SID generated when you create new Objects in Active Directory. A SID will never change within the same domain. The only time a SID will change it if you migrate this user to another domain.

However, when you move a user from one OU to another this does NOT change Group Membership of this user itself.

The only thing that you need to be aware of when moving a user to another OU is the Group Policies that will be applied to the user you moved based on the GPO's that are applied to the OU you moved the user to.

You will also have to take in to consideration regarding Security Filtering on the GPO's as well that are linked to this OU, because if you are using specific groups in your security filtering if this user is not part of these groups, then the GPO's will not be applied.

helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
SID is changed if you move user from one domain to another. but also in this case user has access for defined resources since even SID is changed there is a SID history so original SID is not lost

for more detailed information you can check short MS article

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