NEWSID on Windows 2008 Ent x64

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Roy T, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Roy T

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    When I run newsid v4.1 on the windows 2008 ent x64 server, it returns with
    "NewSID was unable to access the Computer's SID" error.

    Is it supported? If not, what is the alternative?

    Roy T, Aug 11, 2009
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  2. Hello Roy,

    Using NewSid was never supported from MS on any OS version. The only MS supported
    tool is sysprep.

    Look into:

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Aug 11, 2009
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  3. Hello Roy,
    I'm no expert on the matter but I am pretty sure you have to use AIK
    now, not sysprep.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]
    Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP], Aug 11, 2009
  4. Run NewSID with RunAs Administrator.
    Dusko Savatovic, Aug 11, 2009
  5. Hello Dusko,

    I would not use NewSid, it is not supported from MS and also it changes only
    the SID. Sysprep changes more then the SID only.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Aug 11, 2009

  6. I must agree with Meinolf. NewSid or any other SID changer doesn't do the
    trick. There are many places in the reg that it misses, Also, it causes
    problems with DCOM and the VSS, among other things, that a sysprepped image
    take care of with no problems. I;ve seen anamolies with the SID changers in
    the past and simply do not trust them.


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    Ace Fekay [MCT], Aug 12, 2009
  7. Roy,
    1) It was never supported.
    2) It used to provide a quick and dirty way of changing a SID in a test
    3) Sysprep in Vista and 2008 does much more than change the SID.
    Anthony [MVP], Aug 12, 2009
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