- The View or Restore Deleted Objects dialog box
- A list of search results prepared using the Deleted Objects search category in the Find dialog box
- A list of objects held in the Deleted Objects container, which is displayed in the details pane when you select the Deleted Objects container in the console tree
To restore a deleted object
- In the View or Restore Deleted Objects dialog box, click the deleted object and then click the Restore button.
In a list of search results prepared using the Deleted Objects search category, or in a list of objects held in the Deleted Objects container, right-click the deleted object and click Restore.
- Review and, if necessary, change the settings in the Restore Object dialog box, and then click OK to start the restore process.
The Restore Object dialog box prompts you to choose whether deleted child objects (descendants) of the deleted object should also be restored. The Restore child objects check box is selected by default, which ensures that the Restore command applied on a deleted container object restores the entire contents of the container.
To clarify, consider an example in which an administrator accidentally deletes an Organizational Unit (OU) called Sales_Department that contains a number of user accounts for sales persons along with another OU called Admins that, in turn, contains a user account for an administrative assistant. When applying the Restore command on the Sales_Department OU, with the option to restore child objects, Active Roles performs the following sequence of steps:
- Restore the Sales_Department OU
- Restore all the deleted user accounts that were direct children of the Sales_Department OU
- Restore the Admins OU in the Sales_Department OU
- Restore all the deleted user accounts that were direct children of the Admins OU
If you clear the Restore child objects check box, Active Roles performs only the first step, so the restored Sales_Department OU is empty.