How to Find a Users SID on Windows

This minHour teaches you how to look up the Security Identifier (SID) of another user on a Windows PC.


Press ⊞ Win+X.

This opens the Windows “power user” menu at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

Click Command Prompt (Admin).

A confirmation message will appear.

Click Yes.

Now you’ll see a terminal window displaying the command prompt.

Type WMIC useraccount get name,sid.

This is the command to display the SIDs of all user accounts on the system.

  • If you know the person’s username, use this command instead: wmic useraccount where name=”USER” get sid (but replace USER with the username).

Press ↵ Enter.

The SID is the long number that appears after each username.

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