[windows2000] About SIDs

  • From: "Costanzo, Ray" <rcostanzo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 14:47:46 -0500

Hi list,

So, I noticed that if I look at all the SIDs of domains users in my
domain and convert them to a hex string, they are all 56 characters
long.  I also noticed that of all the users (about 1000), all of the
SIDs have the same first 48 characters.  It is only the last 8 that
differ from user to user.  Is this because the first 48 characters
represent some other information, like the domain or something, and it's
the last 8 characters that are unique for each user all in the same
domain?  All these SIDs are in the same domain.  Does anyone know?


Ray at work

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