Using a Wildcard to build an Exchange 2007 address list

Posted on 2009-04-10
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Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I am trying to upgrade our LDAP based address lists to OPATH.  I would like to use this syntax to build a new (or upgrade, which ever you prefer) dynamic address list but it is not working...  It just does not build the list.  

Set-AddressList 'Microsoft' -RecipientFilter { (RecipientType -eq 'MailContact' -and EmailAddresses -eq '*@Microsoft.com') }

However, when I use either one of the following it works; assuming the mail contact has "Microsoft" in the description field or I specify an exact email address and remove the Wildcard.

Set-AddressList 'Microsoft' -RecipientFilter { (RecipientType -eq 'MailContact' -and Description -eq 'Microsoft') }

This would be fine if I did not have to go through hundreds and hundreds of contacts and update their description...


Set-AddressList 'Microsoft' -RecipientFilter { (RecipientType -eq 'MailContact' -and EmailAddresses -eq 'UserEmail@Microsoft.com') }

This one just builds the list with the one person's email address...

Any help is much appreciated.  Thank you in advance.


Question by:pamplinit

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MarcSpencer earned 2000 total points
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Set-AddressList 'Microsoft' -RecipientFilter { (RecipientType -eq 'MailContact' -and EmailAddresses -eq '*@Microsoft.com') }

You can't use -EQ and wildcards. You need to use -LIKE and the the wildcard.

Set-AddressList 'Microsoft' -RecipientFilter { (RecipientType -eq 'MailContact' -and EmailAddresses -like '*@Microsoft.com') }

Author Comment

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I swear I tried using the "like" operator and it did not work...  

Oh well, It did this time.

MarcSpencer -  You are the man!  Thank you for your help.

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