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GUID of the User account

By k4k ·
In win2k if i check NTFS permissions on certain files & folders . i see a GUID of user account instead of the User account name . i believe these are the deleted accounts. how do i find the account name of the GUID.

Where do we see this mapping of GUID to user account name.

Thanks in advance

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by allthegoodnamesweregone In reply to GUID of the User account

you are correct in thinking it is the SID a deleted account.

with that said, i don't believe it's possible to know the account associated with the SID easily. i think the only way you would be able to do it is to rebuilt a standalone DC from a backup from when the account was still active and run a tool like psgetsid from sysinternals which will find the account associated with the SID. that is, of course, assuming it is a domain account. if it's local and you don't have a backup, good luck.

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by w2ktechman In reply to GUID of the User account

These aer probably the deleted accounts. These are actually accounts that are unavailable. Local accounts should not show up here anymore, if the local accounts were deleted or removed. Domain accounts will only show up when connected to the domain, but if the domain accounts are gone, or otherwise unavailable then there is not much to be done here, except to remove them from the list.

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