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.

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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.

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

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms680306(v=vs.85).aspx