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Posted on 2014-09-03
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Hi

I have disconnect a mail box in my Exchange 2007R2 and the AD user have been deleted in the mean time, Is there a way to retrieve the user and the AD objects without restore the mailbox?

I use Windows 2008R2

Thank you
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by:Brad Groux
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Yes, do you have Active Directory Recycle Bin enabled?

Restoring an object with AD recycle bin - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379509(v=WS.10).aspx

If AD recycle bin isn't enabled, it is highly recommend that you enable it - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379481(v=ws.10).aspx

If it isn't enabled, you can still restore the object utilizing third party tools, as long as the item wasn't deleted past the tombstone lifetime (probably 180 days).

Dell, AKA Quest has a tool you can use to restore the object via free trial - http://software.dell.com/products/recovery-manager-for-active-directory/
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Mahesh earned 500 total points
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If AD recycle bin is not enabled right now and if you enable it, it won't restore already deleted object for you.
It will work only if object get deleted after you enabled Recycle bin

You may use AdRestore v1.1
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/sysinternals/bb963906.aspx
However it will not restore all AD attribiutes
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