So, what can a program that can modify the SIDs in NTUSER.DAT do?

Andy Thomas ajt at
Thu Oct 31 17:33:01 GMT 2002

  We have just set up a test domain, with a separate domain SID and separate 
user profile area.  We would like to copy existing profiles for some
users to the test domain, and change the SID to match.  The program you are
describing sounds perfect for this.  We have a need for this soon - if you
need help testing or debugging, let me know.

Andy Thomas

 >I envision the profiles program being able to pull the domain SID out of 
 >NTUSER.DAT and then being able to update every SID that matches on the 
 >domain part to a new domain SID.
 >This could be used when copying profiles over from an NT server where you 
 >can't set the SID of the server to the domain SID that the users came 
 >from, perhaps because you are consolodating domains.
 >A small script could be run over all the profiles for all the users to 
 >fix them for your current domain SID.
 >Still, I have to test that the idea works :-)
 >Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, rsharpe at, 
 >sharpe at,

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