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Locating item in LDAP or ADSI search

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.  
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sfeder11554
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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:

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.

HTH

Chris
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LearnctxEngineerCommented:
What AD attribute are you trying to modify?
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sfeder11554Author Commented:
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 adrestore.net.zip 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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