Alexandre Augagneur is an AD MVP who recently published a new script called AD Magic Restore. It uses dsamain.exe to expose an AD database file taken from a backup or a snapshot. It compares that database file with your production AD database and let's you restore any attributes. The attribute-level restore sets it apart from AD recycle bin feature. Special thanks to Alexandre for providing this very useful script. If you have questions about using it, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justin [Active Directory Documentation Team]