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Windows Local vs Domain SID Cloning Issues

August 24th, 2009 No comments

When you install Windows a security identifier (SID) is assigned to the machine. This SID is used for local authentication purposes and is stored in the registry and used to assign ACLs to folders and files on the NTFS file system.

In a workgroup setting each computer needs to have its own unique SID. This becomes less important when joining the computer to a domain. When joined a secondary SID is assigned which is derived from the domain SID with a relative ID append. Read more…

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