A simple utility exists that enables you to quickly change the SID and the computer name of a cloned virtual machine. The utility is called NewSID v4.10 and is available for download free of. A security identifier (SID) is used to uniquely identify a security principal or security group. Security principals can represent any entity that can be authenticated by the operating system, such as a user account, a computer account, or a thread or process that runs in the security context of a user or computer account. In short, for physical Windows 10, forced SID#9 change would yield a lot of negative side effects, and zero positives - making the feature simply unnecessary. If SID change is still required due to some software mechanism in the environment - Acronis Snap Deploy supports deployment from Sysprepped images - simply sysprep the master machine with.
Aug 16, 2017 In short, for physical Windows 10, forced SID#9 change would yield a lot of negative side effects, and zero positives - making the feature simply unnecessary. If SID change is still required due to some software mechanism in the environment - Acronis Snap Deploy supports deployment from Sysprepped images - simply sysprep the master machine with shutdown, create a master image. SIDCHG is a command-line urility which enables you to personalize local PC SID and PC name. It replaces the actual PC SID with new random SID. Additionally it customizes the WSUS ID for Windows Updates, the Microsoft Windows 8+ Device Identifier for Metro applications, and the encryption state to maintain encrypted files, Windows Action Center settings, Certificates and other encrypted saved information.
After the recent Windows10 1511 update, several installed programs behaved like they were starting on a completely different computer. The programs required reactivation, re-authorization, etc. For the majority of programs this meant simply reentering the activation code and losing previous settings because the program treated this as a new install.
In some cases, because the program was limited to a single activation on a particular date, the program could not be reactivated.
In some cases, because the program was limited to a single computer, the program rejected the reactivation because it thought it was already installed on another computer.
In the case of iTunes for example, it resulted in an error message indicating that the iPod that had been previously authorized for that computer, was no longer authorized. After re-authorization, there were some additional errors that, at the time of this post, could not be directly attributed to the update.
The iTunes issue could be of some significance. Apple limits authorization of a device to five computers after which you must deauthorize all before you can authorize the next one. You can perform a deauthorize all only once a year. You could potentially run into the situation where you are not able to sync your device anymore because you are unable to authorize it for a year.
In the past, a major upgrade from one Windows version, say 8 to 10, resulted in a predictable change of the operating system id and there were anticipated re-authorizations and potential for negative consequences (e.g. failed re-authorization of programs, redefining permissions on files and folders, etc). But to some degree, we had some control over whether we would proceed with the upgrade and when. In the past, Microsoft Windows updates did not change the system id. If Microsoft flags significant Windows 10 updates as 'new OS installs', if these updates occur more than once a year, and we have lost the ability to make the choice of rejecting that update, we could potentially start losing the right to use paid for programs and devices that use the operating system 'id' to identify licensed software installs.
Change Sid Windows 10 Command Line
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