Sunday, October 30, 2011

AD Recycle Bin Tool

Last year Windows IT Pro magazine highlighted ADRecycleBin from Overall Solutions. It's an excellent free utility to bring back deleted items (or reanimate for earlier Active Directory installations than 2008 R2).

It's a very nice alternative to the built-in feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 and is a drastic improvement over item recovery in earlier versions of Active Directory with a great GUI interface.

They have a couple of other interesting products in Maven, ResetPass and Action Engine, not everything is free, but it's close.

Update: Unfortunately the original site and tools are gone, but the author was kind enough to share it with me. Here's the app, at least until I'm told not to share it online.


  1. It would seem the tool ADRecycleBin is no longer available at the link included in this article. In fact, the company website is expired.

  2. Thx Shannon! I checked and the domain name is registered until 2022. I emailed the registered owner to see if the site is coming back or gone for good. I'll post an update when I find out.

  3. "I'll post an update when I find out." . No, you won't.

  4. Anonymous, you're right. I've added the link in the post waaaaaay too many months later...