Restoring deleted directory objects

Quick check

  • If a directory object is in the Recycled state, can you still restore it using the AD Recycle Bin?

Quick check answer

  • No. If an object is in the Recycled state, its deleted object lifetime has expired. The object is still in the Deleted Objects container, but because most of its attributes have been stripped away you can no longer recover it by restoring it from the AD Recycle Bin.

The above tip was excerpted from Mitch Tulloch’s book Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft Press.

Mitch is a ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows Server and cloud computing technologies.  For more information see



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