You can apply the Policy Object by using the Enforce Policy page in the New Deprovisioning Policy Object wizard, or you can complete the wizard and then use the Enforce Policy command on the domain, OU, or Managed Unit where you want to apply the policy.
Policies of this category are intended to automate the deletion of deprovisioned groups. Deprovisioned group objects are retained for a specified amount of time before they are permanently deleted. A policy of this category can also be configured not to delete deprovisioned group objects.
When processing a request to deprovision a group, Active Roles uses this policy to determine whether to schedule the deprovisioned group object for deletion. When scheduled for deletion, a group object is permanently deleted after a certain time period, referred to as retention period.
A policy configured to delete groups specifies the number of days to retain deprovisioned group objects. With such a policy, Active Roles permanently deletes a group after the specified number of days has passed since the group was deprovisioned.
A policy can be configured not to delete groups. When applied at a certain level of the directory hierarchy, such a policy overrides any other policy of this category applied at a higher level of the directory hierarchy.
One more option of this policy is intended for domains where Active Directory Recycle Bin is enabled. The policy can be configured so that once a group is deprovisioned, the group object is moved to Recycle Bin (which effectively means that the group will be deleted immediately, without any retention period). Moving deprovisioned group objects to Recycle Bin may be required for security reasons, as an extra security precaution. Active Directory Recycle Bin ensures that the group object can be restored, if necessary, without any loss of data. Active Roles provides the ability to un-delete and then un-deprovision groups that were deprovisioned to Recycle Bin.
To configure a Group Object Permanent Deletion policy, select Group Object Permanent Deletion on the Policy to Configure page in the New Deprovisioning Policy Object wizard or in the Add Deprovisioning Policy wizard. Then, click Next to display the Deletion Options page.
Figure 93: Deletion options
On this page, you can choose whether you want the policy to schedule deprovisioned groups for deletion, and specify the number of days to retain deprovisioned group objects.
First, select one of these options:
If you select the second option, you must specify a number of days in the box beneath that option. Once a group has been deprovisioned, and the specified number of days has passed, the policy causes Active Roles to delete the group object in Active Directory.
If you select the third option, you should apply this policy to domains that have Active Directory Recycle Bin enabled; otherwise, the policy will have no effect. With this option, once a group has been deprovisioned, the policy causes Active Roles to delete the group object immediately. In a domain where Active Directory Recycle Bin is enabled, this deletion merely means that the object is marked as deleted and moved to a certain container from which it can be restored, if necessary, without any data loss.