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How to Restore a Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Object from the Active Directory Recycle Bin

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This article refers to the Barracuda Backup Legacy Release firmware or newer, and Microsoft® Active Directory (AD) on Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2. For information on backing up the Active Directory (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 for a complete list of recommendations.

Use the steps in this article to restore an AD Object from the AD Recycle Bin.

  1. Log in to the Windows Server 2008 R2 as the administrator.
  2. Go to Start > AdministrativeTools, right-click Active Directory Module for WIndows PowerShell, and click Run as administrator.
  3. At the command prompt, enter the following command to verify that the object has been deleted:
    Get-ADObject -Filter {displayName -eq "Shawn Lubahn"} -IncludeDeletedObjects
    Where displayName is the name of the deleted user object:
  4. Press Enter.

  5. At the command prompt, enter the following command to restore the deleted object:
    Get-ADObject -Filter {displayName -eq "Shawl Lubahn"} -IncludeDeletedObjects | Restore-ADObject
  6. Verify the user has been restored.

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