In this article we will clear out how to recover individual deleted objects in Active Directory with a help of Ldp.exe utility. This way of recovery can be used when Active Directory Recycle Bin feature is disable for some reason or AD scheme is lower than Windows 2008 R2.
Run Ldp.exe utility
Select the Connect item in the Connection menu
Then select Bind (Ctrl+b) in the Connection menu
Specify the name and password of a domain administrator and domain name.
It is neccessary to point out domain BaseDN in View – Tree (Ctrl+t) menu.
Then open CN=Deleted Objects,DC=domain,DC=com node. Find a deleted object by name. Select it:
Delete «isDeleted» attribute
Then change DN (distinguishedName) (CN=new object name, OU = path) at the same window.
Active Directory object is recovered!