Sid

Hi,
What is the function of SID and is it safe to change it? I’m now using the sid which a guy gave me. Is there any problems with that?

          Dave

You mean the Microsoft Windows SID?

Yes.

Read this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243330

To be frank, I didn’t understand anything [:D]. I think I’m using the
SID: S-1-5-2
Name: Network
Description: A group that includes all users that have logged on through a network connection. Membership is controlled by the operating system.

Is it OK? Actually what is SID? Is it a security policy followed by an OS? Should I switch back to the default SID? I experienced no problems after changing the SID. There were some firewall issues but after a reboot, everything seems to be OK. What should I do now? Please help.

[QUOTE=David09;2303756]What is the function of SID and is it safe to change it? I’m now using the sid which a guy gave me.[/QUOTE]Why that? The SIDs are autogenerated during Windows installation.
Playing around with SIDs is something for experienced Windows admins who know what they are doing. Ordinary users like you and me should leave their hands off that stuff.

Maybe this helps further: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897418.aspx

Michael

Thanks Michael but I already read that one. I used NewSID v4.10.0.0 to change the SID. I think I’m one of those lucky guys who managed to change the SID without any major problems. I knew that changing SID is risky. But I did it even without creating a restore point. Fortune favours the brave :p. Am I taking a risk or did I take one?