Microsoft introduced the Recycle Bin in Windows Server 2008 R2 to address an important issue: In previous versions of Windows Server such as 2008 or earlier, recovering an Active Directory object that has been deleted is difficult.
The Recycle Bin eliminates that manual effort. In Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 or 2016, when an Active Directory (AD) object is deleted, it is placed in the Recycle Bin, where it is maintained for a configurable period of time so it can be restored much more easily, along with its attributes, groups and group membership. But the Recycle Bin is not the solution to all the AD recovery concerns that most organizations have. There are a number of limitations that are important to know about the Recycle Bin.
In this informative tech brief, we’ll explore:
- The limitations of the AD Recycle Bin
- Why other tools are necessary to fill the gaps in the Recycle Bin
- How Quest solutions keep you protected
- And much more
And if you're still planing your Windows Server 2016 upgrade, get tips for optimizing your Active Directory before your move.