Sysinternals PsGetSid

Sysinternals - (Shareware)

There are different tools that can help people manage programs on a Windows-operated system especially if a majority of applications are Microsoft based. There is the Sysinternals suite which houses different tools for such a purpose and in it is a subgroup of tools called PsTools where the particular Sysinternals PsGetSid application can be found and accessed.

Sysinternals PsGetSid is a tool that serves the purpose of translating SIDs or security identifiers. The translation process allows users to identify the display name of the SID which can be vital in running various computer programs safely. It can also work the other way around and get the SID details from a selected display name. A clearer description of an SID is an identifier that serves as an access pass for the users of a particular computer resource. Think of it as a membership card.

When it comes to the Sysinternals PsGetSid application, it can function not only with local accounts but also with built-in and domain accounts. The authority level or access abilities of SIDs are also searched for and displayed by Sysinternals PsGetSid upon command execution. The user simply has to enter the search parameters if he wishes to get the details of several SIDs and not the entire generated list.