Saturday, October 8, 2016

How to Restore Objects from Azure Recycle Bin

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Azure Recycle Bin – We are all familiar with AD restore and Recycle Bin functionalities.  Azure also has a recycle bin.  When you deleted an object, that object is not permanently deleted. By default, that object will be in a recycle bin for 30 days.

The output of Get-MsolUser -ReturnDeletedUsers PowerShell cmdlet will provide all the objects from Recycle Bin.  Once you have this information, you can either restore an individual object or restore all object using Restore-MsolUser PowerShell cmdlet.

The following section provide step-by-step instruction of restoring an object from Azure Recycle Bin:

  1. Open PowerShell window
  2. Import Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell
  3. Import MSOnline module
  4. Logging into your Azure Tenant using Connect-MsolService cmdlet

  1. Run Get-MsolUser -ReturnDeletedUsers to display all the objects in Recycle Bin

  1. Based on the object result, we have 5 objects in the Recycle Bin. 
  2. You can use Restore-MsolUser -UserPricipleName .,UPN> cmdlet to restore an individual object as shown below:

  1. Or you can restore all objects from Recycle Bin using Get-MsolUser -ReturnDeletedUsers | Restore-MsolUser cmdlet.

PowerShell cmdlet reference:

  1. Get-MsolUser -
  2. Restore-MsolUser -

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