Active Directory Recycle Bin (Part 1)

The Objective of this document is to show the implementation steps for Windows 2008 R2 Active Directory features like Active Directory Recycle Bin.

As per the requirement i have divided the post into 3 parts as below.

Part 1 – How to Enable Recycle Bin
Part 2 – How to Restore Deleted User Account From Recycle Bin
Part 3 – How to Restore Deleted OU

How to Enable Recycle Bin

Step 1: Click Start, Click on Administrative Tools, right-click Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell, and then click Run as administrator.



Step2: At the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER.
Enable-ADOptionalFeature –Identity ‘CN=Recycle Bin Feature,CN=Optional Features,CN=Directory   Service,CN=Windows NT,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=IN,DC=INTRANET’ –Scope                             ForestOrConfigurationSet –Target ‘IN.INTRANET’                                                                                                          


Now Active Directory Recycle Bin Feature has been enabled.

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