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Recovering member of users in a group, Windows Active Directory 2012

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A question regarding how to recover configuration of an AD object.
Let's say I have 5000 users in one global group. There are multiple global groups like this having lots users as members. One day, some intern came in and started removing users from the groups. When I found some users are missing on those groups, I have to re-add users to the groups.
So, this situation is not as objects are deleted, but removed from another object. So, object attributes were changed.

I have multiple AD snapshots and system state backups. I can mount a snapshot and go through all that, but is there any way to recover object attributes like this situation? Only authoritative restore of the whole AD?
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Windows Server 2012 Active Directory recycle bin allow administrators to restore active directory user objects natively. Previously this can only be done by 3rd party products. Note that Windows Server 2012 recycle bin only allow restores for objects in the domain partitions. This means Configuration objects such as Exchange servers are not allowed for restore. Luckily, AD user objects are allow for restore. Another down side to this recycle, it only restore single objects and sub level objects. For example, if you restore an organizational unit, it will not restore the Active Directory users under the organizational unit. Before we enable Widows Server 2012 Active Directory recycle bin, the forest must be in “Windows server 2008 R2” functional level.

How to configure Active Directory Recycle Bin in Windows Server 2012 (step by step)

1. Open Active Directory Administrator from Server Manager, Click on “Enable Recycle Bin” on the right pane. (Note that you can also run the Enable-ADoptionalFeature command from the commandline)
ConfigureActiveDirectoryRecycleBinConfigureActiveDirectoryRecycleBinii2. Once replication is completed, you will see “Deleted Objects” container.

ConfigureActiveDirectoryRecycleBin2
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or you can go through the below tech net article for more information ..

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379509(v=ws.10).aspx
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Recycle bin won't help. The situation is, 'users are removed from groups', not deleted
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