I wrote New SID in 1997 (its original name was NTSID) because the only tool available at the time for changing machine SIDs was the Microsoft Sysprep tool, and Sysprep doesn’t support changing the SIDs of computers that have applications installed.
A machine SID is a unique identifier generated by Windows Setup that Windows uses as the basis for the SIDs for administrator-defined local accounts and groups.
After some research and trial and errors I finally got the game to work but the graphics are such that it looks as if I am playing on my old Commadore 64...(I'm showing my age now!
) The refresh rate is slow, game action is hesitant and not smooth.
After a user logs on to a system, they are represented by their account and group SIDs with respect to object authorization (permissions checks).
If two machines have the same machine SID, then accounts or groups on those systems might have the same SID.
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I realize that the news that it’s okay to have duplicate machine SIDs comes as a surprise to many, especially since changing SIDs on imaged systems has been a fundamental principle of image deployment since Windows NT’s inception.We are in a stage of deploying windows 7 on our corporate machines by installing the acronis image. I have a fairly new computer that came with Win 8.1. That's when I noticed that a game I've played for years (Sid Meier's Pirates) did not work.Next, browse to the applicable directory (Figure B and Figure C).Next, run the auto option (Listing A) to create a new SID and rename the computer.