You enable the Active Directory Recycle Bin feature in a Windows Server 2008 R2-based domain.
You delete an object from Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). For example, assume that you delete a user account.
You modify an object that has a relationship to the recently deleted object.
You perform an Active Directory directory synchronization (DirSync) control search to poll for the Active Directory changes in this domain.
In this scenario, the DirSync control search does not return the deactivated linked attributes from the modified object. Therefore, you cannot replicate these changes back to another database if you try to synchronize Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and another database.
For example, assume that you delete a user account that has the "testuser" name, and assume that this user account is a member of a group that has the "testgroup" name. Then, assume that you verify that the "testgroup" group does not include the "testuser" user account in the Active Directory Users and Computers window. In this scenario, a DirSync control search that polls for the Active Directory changes and for the request deactivated links cannot detect that the "testuser" account is joined to the "testgroup" group as an inactive member. Additionally, the "testgroup" group in another database does not include the user account "testuser" if you use the returned results from the DirSync control to synchronize Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and another database.
The Active Directory directory synchronization (DirSync) API functions do not identify the deactivated linked attributes correctly. This behavior causes the deactivated links not to be returned in the DirSync control search.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
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To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2008 R2 on the computer. Additionally, the computer must have the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) server role installed.
To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the Active Directory Recycle Bin feature, visit the following Microsoft Web site: