The AD Recycle Bin: Understanding, Implementing, Best Practices, and Troubleshooting
Windows Server 2012 - Active Directory - Backup and Restore, Part 2: Recycle Bin
Comparative Review: Active Directory Auditing Tools
Another blogger took a closer look at Manage Engine's AD Audit Plus tool here (2015):
Active Directory auditing - 3rd party tools - the example of AD Audit Plus
Of course, technology changes quickly and some comments may no longer be exact. However, it is true that the ManageEngine products have the advantage of a rather simple installation, using their own integrated database (although in some cases, an external database can apparently be used as well). That advantage may not be a decisive factor in the choice of a product but is rather compelling when the objective is to install the product in a small test environment for evaluation - or simply satisfy personal curiosity.
We simply click "Next" on the welcome page...
And select the location where RMP will be installed:
We can register for technical support (optional). I'll skip for now:
If we're ready, we click on "Next" for the installation to begin...
And if all goes well, we should see this:
Note: once again, I'm using Windows Server 2016 and IE 11.
However, the local system account will not have sufficient access to Active Directory so we will normally create a domain service account that does and configure RMP to run in that context:
Basic test restore
So besides selecting OUs, we can decide to include all objects or only certain objects in the backup:
First, I delete the user object "Anne.Schubert":
The object is gone: