We recently had a situation in which all we had was a user’s SID and we needed to figure out exactly who that was before making a change. Fortunately, the command to query Active Directory and return user information is quite easy:

Get-ADUser -Filter {SID -like "{SID}"}

For example:

Get-ADUser -Filter {SID -like "S-1-5-21-122221945-583333252-835566217-89123"}

returned Joe Lole as our owner of the SID

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Note that you need to do this on a server with Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) installed or you will receive error:

Get-ADUser : The term 'Get-ADUser' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.

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