domain SID

Martin.Doule Martin.Doule at
Wed Nov 28 04:38:03 GMT 2001

You can get your domain SID by utility psgetsid.exe from
It's one of the PSTOOLS 1.5 and it's freeware.

To get domain SID just run command 'psgetsid.exe my_domain_name'. To ensure that
you got right SID try to ask for few domain users accounts by 'psgetsid.exe
user_domain_account'. You'll have to get same numbers as domain SID except last
four digits which are users RID.

I also suggest to not run this tool from PDC and also do not ask for users SID
if you'll have same account names on your local computer that you are running
this utility.


Martin Doule

System Administrator, Forte Tools	Sun Microsystems Czech, s.r.o.
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On Tue, 27 Nov 2001 mike at wrote:

> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 15:50:07 -0500 (EST)
> From: mike at
> To: samba-ntdom at
> Subject: domain SID
> It was mentioned earlier on the list that someone was looking for a way to
> get the domain SID from a running NT domain so as to make the move to a
> samba PDC smoother.  Can anyone tell me how to get this SID?  I've been
> unable to find any information on how to get it from a windows PDC.
> Thanks.
> --
> Michael D. Jurney
> mike at

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