First this is not critical. It is a test environment.
I have server 2012r2 as DC with both domain & functional level at 2012r2. I have AD recycle bin enabled.
I delete a user. I can see that user in deleted objects of AD for recycle bin. I know I can restore it from here.
I would like to restore this user using LDP instead. I open LDP, connect to server, bind. Then options > controls > return deleted objects > view > tree.
So in LDP I see the AD tree & deleted objects container but I don't see the deleted account within it or anywhere else. I've tried different combinations of this by using different articles discussing LDP.
My question is if by having the recycle bin option enabled at the functional level I have does this prevent LDP from showing me the deleted account? Can someone try this in a their test environment & see if they get the same result?