Thursday, January 25, 2007

MS: Change A Computer's SID or Regenerate SID

Demand from the Windows community has lead several companies to develop programs that can change a computer's SID after a system has been cloned.
Microsoft only support images that are prepared using SysPrep. SysPrep is a great tool but if you need only to change the SID of computer, it will take a lot of time and requieres the CD KEY.
However, Symantec's SID Changer and Symantec's Ghost Walker are only sold as part of each company's high-end product. Further, they both run from a DOS command prompt (Altiris' Changer is similar to NewSID).
NewSID is a program developed by Sysinternals (now partthat changes a computer's SID. It is free and is a Win32 program, meaning that it can easily be run on systems that have been previously cloned. NewSID works on Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows .NET Server.

You can download NewSID from:

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