In order to make recovery of Active Directory objects very simple in Microsoft Server 2016 and beyond you must enable the recycle bin, because by default the Active Directory recycle bin is turned off. To accomplish this, you need to open the Active Directory Administrative Center and click the "Enable Recycle Bin" link on the right as seen below.

Enabling the Active Directory Recycling Bin

Next you will be prompted to refresh the Active Directory Administrative Center

Using PowerShell to enable Active Directory Recycle Bin

New Deleted Objects Folder

Now when you delete AD objects they will be sent to this folder. This is where you can recover all deleted objects. You must allow your domain controllers replicate the enabling of the recycle bin before using it.

You can read more about this on Microsoft's documentation website

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