How to Get SID of user

In Windows environment, each user is assigned a unique identifier called Security ID or SID, which is used to control access to various resources like Files, Registry keys, network shares etc. We can obtain SID of a user through WMIC USERACCOUNT command. Below you can find syntax and examples for the same.

Get SID of a local user

wmic useraccount where name=’username’ get sid

Get SID for current logged in user

wmic useraccount where name=’%username%’ get sid

Find username from a SID

wmic useraccount where sid=’S-1-3-12-1234525106-3567804255-30012867-1437′ get name

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