Getsid Overview

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Getsid.exe: Get Security ID

This command-line tool compares the user security identifiers (SIDs) of two accounts.

You can use it to compare account SIDs between a primary domain controller and backup domain controller when you suspect user database corruption.

Corresponding UI

There is no corresponding user interface for this tool.


For more information about security in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, see Security Model or Security and Active Directory under Security in Help and Support Services.

System Requirements

The following are the system requirements for GetSID:

  • Windows XP Professional or Windows Server 2003

  • Administrative rights

File Required

  • Getsid.exe

See Also


Getsid Syntax
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