Some notes on the Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Recycle Bin Feature

  • The Enable-ADOptionalFeature cmdlet must be run on the Schema Master DC (if not you will get A referral was returned from the server)
  • The only valid value for the Scope parameter is ForestOrConfigurationSet, Domain is not vaild (If you try you will get The specified method is not supported)
  • The Forest Functional Level must be Windows Server 2008 R2 mode
  • You must be an Enterprise Admin
  • The process is irreversible; you cannot turn off the Recycle Bin Feature once it is enabled

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