Recover deleted AD Object

31 Jan

Original Microsoft Tech Net guide






How to Restore a Microsoft Server 2012 Active Directory Object from the Active Directory Recycle Bin

  • Last updated on Oct 26, 2016

This article refers to the Barracuda Backup Legacy Release firmware or newer, and Microsoft® Active Directory (AD) on Microsoft Windows Server® 2012. For information on backing up the AD, refer to How to Back Up Microsoft Active Directory.

Before attempting to recover a domain controller, first review the Microsoft TechNet article Domain Controller Recovery[1] for a complete list of recommendations.

Use the following steps to restore an AD Object from the AD Recycle Bin:

  1. Log in to the Windows Server 2012 as the administrator.
  2. Go to Start, and type dsac.exe to open the ADAC, or in Server Manager, click Tools, and then click Active Directory Administrative Center.
  3. In the left pane, click on the target Server name; a Deleted Objects container displays in the center pane:

    Deleted Objects Container
    If the Deleted Objects container does not display, right-click on the Server name in the left pane to enable the container.

  4. Double-click the Deleted Objects container to view a list of deleted items which can be restored.
  5. Right-click on the user to restore, and click Restore:
  6. Verify the user has been restored.




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