Locating item in LDAP or ADSI search

Posted on 2009-02-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I am trying to configure one of the tabs in AD users and computers (related to modular messaging) but in any event it says that the info I want to assign is already being used by another user (X).  However X is no longer employed and his user account and email has been deleted a long time ago - in fact until today X's information regarding his phone extension has been working in the current user's account.  I go into ldap and adsiedit and can not locate anything on the former employee X - there is nothing in the lost and found container in AD users and computers either.  Any thoughts on how to find this missing information and modify it?  Thanks in advance.  
Question by:sfeder11554
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    Accepted Solution


    Use LDIFDE or CSVDE to export your directory to a file, search in the file for the value you're trying to set and note the details of the object there.


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    Expert Comment

    What AD attribute are you trying to modify?

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you - while I did not find the offending item it was a useful way to check to see if it was in AD or not.  While I was researching I also found a program called on the web which gives you a GUI interface to find tombstoned objects (which did not find the object).  I suspect at this point that the problem lies inside a SQL messaging database and not AD.

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