Determine SID of Windows User

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Sometimes when digging real deep into Windows like I recently had to, you need to have the Windows SID (Security Identifier) of a local user. I wasn't able to find any standard way of obtaining this info, so I wrote this little VBScript. Might help some people, might not. Putting this online anyway ; )

Open notepad and paste the following script:

strComputer = "<COMPUTERNAME>"
strUser = "<USERNAME>"
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set objAccount = objWMIService.Get ("Win32_UserAccount.Name='" & strUser & "',Domain='" & strComputer & "'")
Wscript.Echo objAccount.SID

Obviously,

  • Change the and
  • Save with .vbs extension (Like getsid.vbs)
  • Execute it

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