How to change SID of a cloned virtual machine.


When we clone a virtual machine, a new instance is created but the SID remains the same. A simple utility exists that enables you to quickly change the SID and the computer name of a cloned virtual machine.

1. The utility is called NewSID v4.10 and is available for download free of charge.Download this utility from below link:

Download Link: http://ituploads.com/microsoft/microsoft-sysinternals-new-sid-tool/

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Run the command prompt and run the auto option (switch A) to create a new SID and rename the computer. It takes a few minutes for the process to complete and the computer to reboot (Figure B). When you log in to the computer again, the SID is brand new and the computer automatically renamed.

With the command newsid.exe /a [newcomputername]

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About Alex Hunt

Hi All I am Manish Kumar Jha aka Alex Hunt. I am currently working in VMware Software India Pvt Ltd as Operations System Engineer (vCloud Air Operations). I have around 5 Years of IT experience and have exposure on VMware vSphere, vCloud Director, RHEL and modern data center technologies like Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000v and NSX. If you find any post informational to you please press like and share it across social media and leave your comments if you want to discuss further on any post. Disclaimer: All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. I don’t make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this blog is strictly at your own risk. The Views and opinions published on this blog are my own and not the opinions of my employer or any of the vendors of the product discussed.
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