Restore Active Diectory Users
Posted on 2014-11-25
Unfortunately I removed some mailboxes to allow the deletion of an Exchange 2013 database using the "remove-mailbox name" command. I didn’t appreciate that this would also remove the AD users account as well!! I have since been trying to recover the user accounts and I'm running out of ideas. Firstly the AD recycle bin wasn’t enabled, I have tried LDP.exe and ADrestore.net but no luck as the deleted items container is empty. I created and deleted a test account and it did populate the deleted container in ldp.exe so it’s working. I have tried looking up this issue but everything seems to be geared to recovering the mailbox not the AD user account.
Any ideas please on how to recover the user account, not the mailbox?