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Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory Configuration Pop Quiz: Enabling the Active Directory Recycle Bin

Applies to the "Creating and Maintaining Active Directory objects" objective of Exam 70-640 TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration.

Q: What are the requirements to enable the Active Directory recycle bin in Windows Server 2008?

  1. All servers must be running Windows Server 2008 R2
  2. All DCs must be running Windows Server 2008 R2
  3. Adprep to prepare both the forest and domain
  4. Raise the functional level of the forest and domains to Windows Server 2008 R2

Answer and explanation is below.

Answer is B, C, D: When building a new Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory forest Adprep is not required since the schema will already contain all the necessary attributes for the recycle bin. However, if upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2 from Windows Server 2003 or 2008, Adprep must be used.

Quick Tip: To enable the recycle bin when ADLDS (Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services) are present use the following command:

Ldifde.exe –i –f MS-ADAM-Upgrade-2.ldf –s server:port –b username domain password –j . -$ adamschema.cat

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Bonus Question: Which tools can be used to create a PSO (Password Settings Object) (Tweet your answer with #pop640b and get a chance to win a Redmond t-shirt! Deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 18.)

Answer to last week's bonus question: The ADMT (Active Directory Migration Tool) can be used to transfer ADDS (Active Directory Directory Service) security principals between forests and domains during restructuring.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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