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Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Recycle Bin

Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced the Active Directory recycle bin as a way to fully undelete objects and replace the Active Directory tombstone reanimation feature.


Paul Gregory | 10 September 2012

Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced the Active Directory recycle bin as a way to fully undelete objects and replace the Active Directory tombstone reanimation feature.

However in Windows Server 2008 R2 it required the use of PowerShell commands to be able to first enable the recycle bin (Enable-ADOptionalFeature) and then to be able to recover objects (Restore-ADObject), or use tools like LDP.EXE.  However, with Windows Server 2012, there is not a new UI for managing the Active Directory Recycle Bin. The UI components are housed with the updated Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC). From within this one tool you can:

  • Raise the AD Forest Functional level (Windows Server 2008 R2 is the minimum required)
  • Enable the AD Recycle Bin
  • Recover deleted objects

Please watch this video to see it in action, or attend a training course on Windows Server 2012 @QATraining


QA Training | Paul Gregory

Paul Gregory

Head of Microsoft Infrastructure

A Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1995, Paul has worked both for and with some of the world's leading IT Services organisations – including Unisys, Dell and Microsoft during the Microsoft Windows (TAP) Technology Adoption Programme. Paul specializes in delivering training around the Windows Operating system as well infrastructure and management solutions around System Center going right back to SMS 1.0. Paul is a frequent visitor to Microsoft's Global Headquarters in Seattle to attend early product workshops and for many years has delivered training courses around the world on behalf of Microsoft. In addition to being actively involved in Microsoft's Windows TAP programme, Paul has recently delivered both Microsoft's Private Cloud 2012 readiness training to partners in the UK and was a member of the Microsoft global training team delivering Windows Server 2012 early adopter training. During recent years Microsoft has requested Paul to deliver System Center training at both Redmond and The South American head office to Microsoft Partners.
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