How to Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin On Server 2012 R2 Using ADAC

In Windows Server 2012 R2, you can enable Active directory recycle Bin from Active Directory Administrative Center using graphical interface. I also have wrote a topic about how to enable active directory recycle bin using powershell in Windows Server 2008 R2. Because in Windows Server 2008 you cannot enable AD Recycle bin with Active Directory Administrative Center.

Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin Using ADDC

1. To enable active directory recycle bin on Windows Server 2012 R2, go to Server Manager, click Tools then click Active Directory Administrative Center or simply type “DSAC” from Windows Run.

Active Directory Administrative Center

2. Right click the Domain name (Technig.local) and click Enable Recycle Bin or do it from Task menu under the domain name.

Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin

2. On the Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin confirmation page ask you “Are you sure you want to perform this action? Once Recycle Bin has been enabled, it cannot be disabled. Just click OK to enable it.

Enable Active Directory Recycle Bin Confirmation

3. Click OK to close the page. Once refresh the active directory administrative Center and then see the result.

Please Active Directory Administrative Center Now

Now the Active Directory Recycle bin has been enabled and you can restore deleted AD objects after this.

How to Restore Deleted Active Directory Objects?

To test and restore deleted objects, try to delete some AD objects from Active Directory Users and Computers.

1. Go to Active Directory Users and Computers and delete some objects like User name and Groups.

2. From Active Directory Administrative Center, expand domain and click Deleted Objects. You see the deleted objects now.

Active Directory Deleted Objects

3. Select a deleted object and right click then click Restore. This will restore the object to the previews location. If you select Restore to, you can manually choose the location to restore it.

Restore Deleted Active Directory Objects

4. Now go to ADUC, the deleted objects must be restored…

Note: The deleted active directory objects before enabling active directory recycle bin won’t be restore-able. Because they are removed permanently.

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