On an Active Directory domain member running Windows 7 I have a local group. It has users and other groups as members:

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How can I obtain the SID for each member of this local group? I'm aware of the Sysinternals utility PSGetSid but it doesn't seem to be able to enumerate group members.

  • You want the SID for just the users in the groups or the groups in the group as well? – Ryan Bolger Jan 27 '17 at 23:37
  • Both users and groups. – I say Reinstate Monica Jan 27 '17 at 23:46

Here's a Powershell function you should be able to use. I only tested it on Windows 10, but I don't think it's using anything that wasn't available in Windows 7.

Function Get-LocalGroupMembers  {


[adsi]$adsiGroup = "WinNT://$($env:COMPUTERNAME)/$GroupName,group"

$adsiGroup.Invoke('Members') | %{

    $username = $_.GetType().InvokeMember('Name','GetProperty',$null,$_,$null)
    $path = $_.GetType().InvokeMember('AdsPath','GetProperty',$null,$_,$null).Replace('WinNT://','')
    $class = $_.GetType().InvokeMember('Class','GetProperty',$null,$_,$null)
    $userObj = New-Object System.Security.Principal.NTAccount($username)
    $sid = $userObj.Translate([System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier])

        Username = $username
        Type = $class
        SID = $sid
        Path = $path



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