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The Active Directory Recycle Bin: The End of Third-Party Tools?

Written by Don Jones, Microsoft MVP

Windows Server 2008 R2 offers a number of exciting new features, including an expanded Server Core offering, new Active Directory features, and - of special interest to anyone who has ever wished Active Directory had an "undo" button - a sort of Recycle Bin for Active Directory objects.

Wait - a Recycle Bin? Does that mean no more rebooting a domain controller into Recovery Mode, and no more need for the many third-party utilities out there that used to provide this type of online, single-object recovery?

Not exactly.