Sunday, June 18, 2006

Display SID History Information

A useful tool worth investigating if you are using the SID History function during a migration is acctinfo.dll. This utility is part of the Windows 2003 resource kit and can also be found in the Account lockout tools.

Copy acctinfo.dll into the System32 directory and register using:

Regsvr32 acctinfo.dll

Once registered an “Additional Information” tab is available through Active Directory Users and Computers. This Tab allows you to see extra useful information for example when the user’s password was last set, password expiry date, the users SID and importantly any information stored in the users SID History.