occasional failure to look up
Habermann, David (D)
Tue Nov 25 17:43:00 GMT 2014
> Two things to keep in mind:
> - It's not actually clear yet if it's a sidHistory entry or some SID
> created by another mechanism.
> Even if it's sidHistory, it may be *very* old. Did you work at the
> company already back in NT4 times? That might explain the sidHistory
> entry and the total lack of files still having this SID in its ACL.
> As far as I know, Microsoft suggests to remove the sidHistory entries
> as soon as they are not needed anymore.
Yes, I guess I'll have to date myself now. I've worked here with the same user ID since 1975 (full time since 1980), so I span basically the entire non-mainframe computer era. So what you are suggesting is quite likely, and it would not be surprising for clean-up work to have been neglected. A quick look in our AD shows numerous things such as "Legacy local groups" and "Legacy Mailboxes". One concern I have here is that when I dig down into AD to "DC=dow,DC=com,OU=Dow Users,OU=Employees" and find what I believe is my current active record I find a record with "U074036" (capital 'U') whereas the record we saw as my "UID" earlier in this thread was with a lowercase 'u'. I found this by searching for sAMAccountName=u074036, and it is the only record found by this search.
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