Which command line parameters can be used with Sidgen?
Last Updated June 07, 2013
You want to start Sidgen manually and need to know which parameters can be used.
SIDgen Command-line Switches
/clean Cleans a previous run, including all temporary files. SIDgen creates some temporary files that cannot be removed until after the computer restarts.
/data:[sync filename] Synchronizes permissions between Primary Domain Controllers (PDC), Backup Domain Controllers (BDC) and member NT workstations. When running SIDgen on a PDC, you need to synchronize the changes with all the other computers in its domain. This file is created by the PDC and contains the previous and new SIDs to synchronize with Backup Domain Controllers and domain members.
/install Installs the utility as a service (prompts for an account and password).
/log:[log filename] Creates a log file. (If the filename is omitted, C:\sidgen.log is created.)
/name:[new name] Changes the computer name along with the SID. (If the [new name] portion is omitted, you will be prompted upon execution of the utility.)
/nofs Bypasses NTFS checking. This option causes any permissions set up on user-created groups or user accounts to become unknown. Use this option only if you are using default groups to assign permissions and those groups do not have a full administrator account (that is, their administrator does not have access to some of the files on an NTFS partition).
/remove Removes the service entry.
/start Runs in unattended mode (starts interactive mode without prompting).
/verbose Includes verbose information in log.
Imported Document ID: TECH207025
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