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SID (Security ID)

UJ
My network engineer has said there is a system SID that you can get that is
unique to each computer on a network. Does anybody know where this is stored
or how to get it? I looked through regedit and there are lots and lots of
SID so I don't know which one is the correct one.

What's I'm looking for is a unique identifier for each machine that the user
can't/shouldn't change. I don't want to use the machine name because if
people are on the same network but different domains, they in theory could
have the same computer name.

TIA - Jeff.
Dec 14 '05 #1
6 5609
Maybe you want to try the windows xp forums. This don't appear to be a
C# language issue.

Dec 14 '05 #2

"UJ" <fr**@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:e%***************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
My network engineer has said there is a system SID that you can get that
is unique to each computer on a network. Does anybody know where this is
stored or how to get it? I looked through regedit and there are lots and
lots of SID so I don't know which one is the correct one.

What's I'm looking for is a unique identifier for each machine that the
user can't/shouldn't change. I don't want to use the machine name because
if people are on the same network but different domains, they in theory
could have the same computer name.

TIA - Jeff.


It's the objectSID attribute of the computer account and it's stored in the
AD.

Willy.
Dec 14 '05 #3
UJ
Pardon my ignorance. What's the AD?

"Willy Denoyette [MVP]" <wi*************@telenet.be> wrote in message
news:%2***************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...

"UJ" <fr**@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:e%***************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
My network engineer has said there is a system SID that you can get that
is unique to each computer on a network. Does anybody know where this is
stored or how to get it? I looked through regedit and there are lots and
lots of SID so I don't know which one is the correct one.

What's I'm looking for is a unique identifier for each machine that the
user can't/shouldn't change. I don't want to use the machine name because
if people are on the same network but different domains, they in theory
could have the same computer name.

TIA - Jeff.


It's the objectSID attribute of the computer account and it's stored in
the AD.

Willy.

Dec 15 '05 #4
AD = Active Directory, this is the LDAP Directory Service running on a W2K
or W2K3 Domain Controller.

Willy.

"UJ" <fr**@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:ua*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Pardon my ignorance. What's the AD?

"Willy Denoyette [MVP]" <wi*************@telenet.be> wrote in message
news:%2***************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...

"UJ" <fr**@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:e%***************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
My network engineer has said there is a system SID that you can get that
is unique to each computer on a network. Does anybody know where this is
stored or how to get it? I looked through regedit and there are lots and
lots of SID so I don't know which one is the correct one.

What's I'm looking for is a unique identifier for each machine that the
user can't/shouldn't change. I don't want to use the machine name
because if people are on the same network but different domains, they in
theory could have the same computer name.

TIA - Jeff.


It's the objectSID attribute of the computer account and it's stored in
the AD.

Willy.


Dec 15 '05 #5
UJ
Thanks. But I need to be able to get it also from a Windows XP machine.

"Willy Denoyette [MVP]" <wi*************@telenet.be> wrote in message
news:OR**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
AD = Active Directory, this is the LDAP Directory Service running on a W2K
or W2K3 Domain Controller.

Willy.

"UJ" <fr**@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:ua*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Pardon my ignorance. What's the AD?

"Willy Denoyette [MVP]" <wi*************@telenet.be> wrote in message
news:%2***************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...

"UJ" <fr**@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:e%***************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
My network engineer has said there is a system SID that you can get
that is unique to each computer on a network. Does anybody know where
this is stored or how to get it? I looked through regedit and there are
lots and lots of SID so I don't know which one is the correct one.

What's I'm looking for is a unique identifier for each machine that the
user can't/shouldn't change. I don't want to use the machine name
because if people are on the same network but different domains, they
in theory could have the same computer name.

TIA - Jeff.

It's the objectSID attribute of the computer account and it's stored in
the AD.

Willy.



Dec 15 '05 #6
I'm sorry but, there is no such thing like a Machine SID for standalone
members, machine SID's are generated when a machine joins a domain and they
are stored in the DC.

Willy.

"UJ" <fr**@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:u0*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Thanks. But I need to be able to get it also from a Windows XP machine.

"Willy Denoyette [MVP]" <wi*************@telenet.be> wrote in message
news:OR**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
AD = Active Directory, this is the LDAP Directory Service running on a
W2K or W2K3 Domain Controller.

Willy.

"UJ" <fr**@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:ua*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Pardon my ignorance. What's the AD?

"Willy Denoyette [MVP]" <wi*************@telenet.be> wrote in message
news:%2***************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...

"UJ" <fr**@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:e%***************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> My network engineer has said there is a system SID that you can get
> that is unique to each computer on a network. Does anybody know where
> this is stored or how to get it? I looked through regedit and there
> are lots and lots of SID so I don't know which one is the correct one.
>
> What's I'm looking for is a unique identifier for each machine that
> the user can't/shouldn't change. I don't want to use the machine name
> because if people are on the same network but different domains, they
> in theory could have the same computer name.
>
> TIA - Jeff.
>
>

It's the objectSID attribute of the computer account and it's stored in
the AD.

Willy.



Dec 15 '05 #7

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