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Working on an inventory project where I need to link a computer to an object in Active Directory.

I have an export of all computer objects from Active Directory including some unique identifiers such as objectGUID and objectSID.

I now need to query the local device (ideally via powershell) for one of those unique identifiers so I can positively link the device to the computer object in Active Directory. The device may be off network, and not able to access a domain controller when it is queried.

Is the Active Directory computer object's objectGUID or objectSID attribute stored locally on a domain joined computer?

  • NO, in my experience! You have AD level GUID stored on DC, different UUID of local system, and additional MachineGUID in registry (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\MachineGuid). – Am_I_Helpful Apr 13 at 3:01
  • You may also like to refer: Looking for a unique GUID to identify a Windows installation – Am_I_Helpful Apr 13 at 3:03
  • Thanks, this is what I am seeing as well. I cannot seem to find an identifier that can be used to link a machine back to a computer object in AD. – Stephen F Apr 15 at 16:14

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