AD Recycle Bin

RecoveryManager Plus' GUI-based deleted AD objects recovery

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The native recycle bin in Active Directory has some significant limitations:

  • 1. The native AD recycle bin is operational only from Windows Server 2008 R2 and higher.
  • 2. It does not have a user-friendly interface.
  • 3. It does not have filters to search for a particular object from the list of deleted or tombstoned objects.

RecoveryManager Plus from ManageEngine provides all these functionalities, making it a necessary component in every IT admin’s arsenal of AD tools.

Highlights of RecoveryManager Plus:

1. Restart-free recovery

Eliminate the need to restart your domain controller to perform recovery operations, ensuring continuous and high availability of domain controllers.

2. Lower forest functional level requirement

Enable the recycle bin in RecoveryManager Plus with just a forest functional level of Windows Server 2003.

3. Recover group membership of deleted objects

Restore the group memberships of deleted user objects along with all the other attributes.

4. Restore passwords on recovery

Restore the last set password for users and computers on recovery.

  • User: This feature allows users to log on with their last set password and begin work as soon as the account is restored.
  • Computer: This feature enables the computer to rejoin the domain immediately after recovery.

5. Restore the entire container

Recover all the objects present in a deleted container, or just the objects you need, in a single click.

6. Hierarchical restoration

Restore the parent container of an object if it was also deleted with the object.

7. Preview restoration

Prevent restoring wrong values by getting a preview of the value to be restored before the actual restoration process.

8. Advanced search filters

Narrow down search results for deleted objects by restricting the search to a particular OU, object type, or changes made during a specific time interval.

9. User-friendly GUI

With its user-friendly GUI, searching for and restoring objects does not involve complex PowerShell and VB scripting!

10. Automatic recovery of linked objects

Restore all linked objects like groups, direct reports, and manager when deleted user objects are recovered.

11. Forced replication after recovery

Replicate the restored objects to all domain controllers after a successful recovery operation, thereby ensuring consistency in AD data across all domain controllers.

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