Network access: Allow anonymous SID/Name translation
Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Network access: Allow anonymous SID/name translation
This security setting determines if an anonymous user can request security identifier (SID) attributes for another user.
If this policy is enabled, a user with knowledge of an administrator's SID could contact a computer that has this policy enabled and use the SID to get the administrator's name.
Disabled on workstations and member servers.
Enabled on domain controllers.
Configuring this security setting
You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate policy and expanding the console tree as such: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options\
For specific instructions about how to configure security policy settings, see Edit security settings on a Group Policy object.
For more information, see: