Friday, February 1, 2013

How to Find Your Security Identifier (SID) In Windows Server 2008 R2 or 7

What is it

A security identifier (SID) is a unique value of variable length that is used to identify a security principal or security group in Windows operating systems. Well-known SIDs are a group of SIDs that identify generic users or generic groups. Their values remain constant across all operating systems.

If you want to change your SID than do check this POST

How To Find

1. Download the file from link below (File is password protected password is "taqi")


2. Extract the file in the root directory of your C drive such that the path of the file is C:\psgetsid.exe
3. Now go to run command, type cmd, and press Enter or click OK

4. type C:\ to go to C drives root directory, and type psgetsid, and press enter

That's how you can find the SID for your OS, (Same procedure can be done in other version of Windows to find SID).

I hope this was informative for you, and I would like to thank you for reading.