Be very, very careful with this! One slip of the mouse could easily render your system inoperable!
The "cure" for this is your Windows Updates - that'll prevent the hackers from exploiting this vulnerability.
Here's some common SID's on Windows systems: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243330
Interestingly, this KB article doesn't seem to apply to XP Home - anyone know why?
As I understand it, Windows first asks for a password for a user name when logging in - and authenticates it against either the local system or the domain controller. Then it looks in the registry to see what SID corresponds to that user name. So you could search the registry for it by searching the user name and looking for SID's in the results
This link seems to do the trick for Win2K: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/177077/en-us
Dunno if it works with XP (the critical file getsid.exe isn't on my XP VM).
This link points you to the registry location where they're stored in Win2K (and the same location exists in WinXP): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q154599/
Dunno if XP uses the same procedures as Win2K - but you'll be able to see the SID's and search the registry for them.
More good links on SID's: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Identifierhttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/MS99-057.mspx
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