I recently enabled Azure Active Directory (AD) Connect and wanted to turn this feature on. After doing some reading, I found a simple way to enable the AD Recycle Bin.
- In the management console, go to Tools > Active Directory Administrative Center
- Select Local Domain and in the Tasks Pane
- Select Enable Recycle Bin.
- Click OK
NOTE: Be aware this feature cannot be disabled.
- Click OK. Once enabled, wait for AD replication to complete as this is a change made on the configuration partition. This process may take a while should your organization have a large active directory infrastructure.
A very simple enablement of a process that could save you hours of restore time. Again, this process cannot be reversed once invoked.