Powershell Scripts

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i have a little question using/creating scripts in Powershell.

In my Company we use RegEdit.exe a lot, so we want to automate some things, that's where the Problem starts...

We want to disable the OneDrive shortcut in the MS-Explorer - I know that the path to do that manually is "HKEY_USERS\[SID]_Classes\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
I know how to get the SID via the cmdlet
"System.Security.Principal.NTAccount($env:Username).Translate([System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier]).Value", so my question now:

Is there a way to get the [SID]_Classes via a cmdlet or format the "normal" [SID] using an cmdlet?

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best response confirmed by Schulzi (Brass Contributor)


Hello Schulzi,


I am not aware of a cmdlet, but it’s quit easy to create the string you need by using string formatting. Take a look at this code:

$SID = (New-Object System.Security.Principal.NTAccount($env:Username)).Translate([System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier]).Value
$RegPath = '"HKEY_USERS"{0}_Classes-CLSID-018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6"' -f $SID

More info is here:


Good luck!

Manfred de Laat




Hello Manfred,

Thanks for the Quick Help, really helped me do my work.

Yannik Schulz