Windows 7 – Let’s change the SID!

  • In Windows XP we could change the SID with a tool called “newsid
  • In Windows 7 and also in Windows Server 2008 R2 “newsid” won’t work anymore!
  • Changing the sid in Windows 7 we can perform just like the change of the sid in Windows Server 2008 R2

Let’ s try SYSPREP again!

  1. First we take a look at the current SID with “psgetsid“. You can see the name of the machine and the current computer-SID
  2. Now press “Windows button + R” (run)
  3. Type in “%windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe
  4. Choose Enter System Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) and Generalize (Verallgemeinern)
  5. It will take some time for sysprep to finish, so grab a cup of coffee and wait ;-)
  6. After the reboot the system is going to change some systemproperties until the following screens will appear. Adjust the settings and finish the sysprep…
  7. After that we take a look at the SID for a second time…Oh look, there’ s another one – perfect 8-)

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