Monthly Archives: April 2009

Windows server 2008 R2 – Disk management… VHD Attach

It is now possible to create a new VHD or attach an existing VHD to your Windows server 2008 R2…

Check the video…

There are some other features that you can do but it was possible also in non R2 version… That is shrinking and extending partition using Disk Management


Windows server 2008 R2 Active Directory – Recycle Bin Feature

Sometimes you delete user from AD and it could cause a big headache 🙂

Well… No more. Windows server 2008 R2 Beta – which is by the way already publicly available has a new functional level for AD that allows you to activate so called Recycle Bin Feature
In this demo you will se my AD server with a domain called demoadps.local on which I will enable this feature. As I mentioned before – functional level should be Windows server 2008 R2.

Watch the video

First of all you need to enable the feature by typing a Powershell cmdlet/command:

Enable-ADOptionalFeature ‘Recycle Bin Feature’ -Scope Forest -Target ‘domain.local

after that you can check for deleted items by typing:

Get-ADObject -SearchBase “CN=Deleted Objects,DC=domain,DC=local” -ldapFilter “(objectClass=*)” -includeDeletedObjects | FT ObjectGUID,Name -A

This will show you the deleted objects which you can restore by entering:

Restore-ADObject -Identity 6ff46162-15c2-4d42-8e15-2fcac5c8422e

** domain.local should be changed with your domain name
6ff46162-15c2-4d42-8e15-2fcac5c8422e should be changed with a ID that matches your deleted object…

To make it simplier I have recorded a video tutorial to do that…