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Active Roles 7.2.1 - Administrator Guide

Introduction About Active Roles Getting Started Rule-based Administrative Views Role-based Administration
Access Templates as administrative roles Access Template management tasks Examples of use Deployment considerations Windows claims-based Access Rules
Rule-based AutoProvisioning and Deprovisioning
About Policy Objects Policy Object management tasks Policy configuration tasks
Property Generation and Validation User Logon Name Generation Group Membership AutoProvisioning E-mail Alias Generation Exchange Mailbox AutoProvisioning Home Folder AutoProvisioning Script Execution User Account Deprovisioning Group Membership Removal Exchange Mailbox Deprovisioning Home Folder Deprovisioning User Account Relocation User Account Permanent Deletion Group Object Deprovisioning Group Object Relocation Group Object Permanent Deletion Notification Distribution Report Distribution
Deployment considerations Checking for policy compliance Deprovisioning users or groups Restoring deprovisioned users or groups Container Deletion Prevention policy Picture management rules Policy extensions
Workflows
Understanding workflow Workflow activities overview Configuring a workflow
Creating a workflow definition Configuring workflow start conditions Configuring workflow parameters Adding activities to a workflow Configuring an Approval activity Configuring a Notification activity Configuring a Script activity Configuring an If-Else activity Configuring a Stop/Break activity Configuring an Add Report Section activity Configuring a Search activity Configuring CRUD activities Configuring a Save Object Properties activity Configuring a Modify Requested Changes activity Enabling or disabling an activity Enabling or disabling a workflow Using the initialization script
Example: Approval workflow E-mail based approval Automation workflow Activity extensions
Temporal Group Memberships Group Family Dynamic Groups Active Roles Reporting Management History
Understanding Management History Management History configuration Viewing change history
Workflow activity report sections Policy report items Active Roles internal policy report items
Examining user activity
Entitlement Profile Recycle Bin AD LDS Data Management Managing Configuration of Active Roles
Connecting to the Administration Service Adding and removing managed domains Using unmanaged domains Evaluating product usage Configuring replication Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups Using database mirroring Creating and using virtual attributes Examining client sessions Monitoring performance Customizing the console Using Configuration Center Changing the Active Roles Admin account Enabling or disabling diagnostic logs Active Roles Log Viewer
Using regular expressions Administrative Template Communication ports

Finding and listing deleted objects

Recycle Bin > Finding and listing deleted objects

Once Active Directory Recycle Bin is enabled in a managed domain, Active Roles provides access to the Deleted Objects container that holds the deleted objects from that domain. In the Active Roles console tree, the container appears at the same level as the domain itself, under the Active Directory node. If multiple managed domains have Active Directory Recycle Bin enabled, then a separate container is displayed for each domain. To tell one container from another, the name of the container includes the domain name (for example, MyDomain.MyCompany.com - Deleted Objects).

Search pages in the Active Roles console facilitate finding deleted objects, enabling the use of very specific queries based on any object properties. It is also possible to examine and search a list of deleted objects that were in a particular Organizational Unit or Managed Unit at the time of deletion.

Searching the Deleted Objects container

Recycle Bin > Finding and listing deleted objects > Searching the Deleted Objects container

The Active Roles console offers the Deleted Objects search category in the Find dialog box, which is intended to perform a search in the Deleted Objects container of any managed domain where Active Directory Recycle Bin is enabled.

To search the Deleted Objects container

  1. In the console tree, right-click the Active Directory and click Find.
  2. In the Find list, click Deleted Objects.
  3. Do any of the following:
    • In Name or Description, type the name or description, or part of the name or description, of the object to find.

      When searching by name, Active Roles uses ambiguous name resolution (ANR) to find objects with not only name but also some other properties matching the string you type in the Name box. The properties used for ANR include name, first name, last name, display name, and logon name.

    • Click the button next to the Deleted from box and select the object that was the parent of the deleted object you want to find.

      By using the Deleted from search option you can find child objects that were deleted from a particular container object.

  4. Click Find Now to start the search.

When the search completes, the Find dialog box displays a list of deleted objects that match the search criteria.

If you double-click an object in the list of search results, the property pages for that object are displayed. If you right-click an object, the shortcut menu displays all the actions you can perform on that object.

Searching for objects deleted from a certain OU or MU

Recycle Bin > Finding and listing deleted objects > Searching for objects deleted from a certain OU or MU

To view and search a list of objects that were deleted from a particular Organizational Unit (OU) or Managed Unit (MU), you can use the View or Restore Deleted Objects command. The command opens a dialog box that lists the deleted objects that were direct children of the corresponding OU or MU at the time of deletion. The View or Restore Deleted Objects dialog box can be used to search for deleted objects whose name matches a specific search string. It provides flexible matching by using support for ambiguous name resolution (ANR).

To search for objects deleted from a particular OU or MU

  1. Right-click the OU or MU and click View or Restore Deleted Objects.
  2. In Look for, type the search string that you want to use.
  3. Click Find Now to start the search.

When the search completes, the list in the dialog box is limited to the deleted objects whose name, first name, last name, display name, logon name, or any other property used for ANR begins with the specified search string. To clear the search results and display all the deleted objects, click the Clear Search button.

NOTE: The View or Restore Deleted Objects command is also available on domain and container objects, which allows you to find deleted objects that were direct children of a particular domain or container at the time of deletion.

Restoring a deleted object

Recycle Bin > Restoring a deleted object

For restoring deleted objects you can use the Restore command that is available from:

  • 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

In the Active Roles console the command can be found on the shortcut menu, which appears when you right-click a deleted object.

To restore a deleted object

  1. In the View or Restore Deleted Objects dialog box, click the deleted object and then click the Restore button.

OR

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.

  1. 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:

  1. Restore the Sales_Department OU
  2. Restore all the deleted user accounts that were direct children of the Sales_Department OU
  3. Restore the Admins OU in the Sales_Department OU
  4. 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.

IMPORTANT: When restoring a deleted object, ensure that its parent object is not deleted. You can identify the parent object by viewing properties of the deleted object: the canonical name of the parent object, preceded with the "deleted from:" label, is displayed beneath the name of the deleted object on the General tab in the Properties dialog box. If the parent object is deleted, you need to restore it prior to restoring its children because deleted objects must be restored to a live parent.

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