Tip of the Day: AD Recycle Bin

Today’s Tip…

While the AD recycle bin was available in Windows 2008 R2, it had no GUI. In Windows Server 2012, we get an option for a recycle bin in the AD Administrative Center.


Once the recycle bin is enabled (and refreshed across your domain), ‘Deleted Objects’ will be visible. As an example, I deleted a user and now I can simply right click and restore it.


NOTE: Items in the recycle bin are still subject to ‘tombstone lifetime’.


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