How to Check the Windows SID using PsGetSid

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Windows SID duplication issue can be happen after you image the windows operating system (OS) or after you clone the VMware guest windows OS. Before assigned a new SID to cloned machine, you have to know the current SID. So that you can compare before and after changed. There is a tool that included in the PsTools suite which can help you to read the computer’s SID. PsGetSid makes reading a computer’s SID and works across the network so that you can query SIDs remotely.

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You can download the PsTools at below Mirrors:

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Installation

Copy PsPsGetSid onto your executable path and type “psgetsid”.

Usage
Usage: psgetsid [\\computer[,computer[,…] | @file [-u username [-p password]]] [account]

Example:

    C:\PsTools>psgetsid
    
    PsGetSid v1.44 - Translates SIDs to names and vice versa
    Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Mark Russinovich
    Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
    
    SID for \\EHOWSTUFFPC:
    S-1-5-21-1390067357-1214467892-839558901
    

Before you start to check SID for remote computer, make sure you mapped the remote computer using admin privileged or make default admin$ share be available.

    C:\PsTools>psgetsid \\192.168.2.3
    
    PsGetSid v1.44 - Translates SIDs to names and vice versa
    Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Mark Russinovich
    Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
    
    SID for \\192.168.2.3:
    S-1-5-21-36825260865-4174531124-39197682092


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