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powershell incorrect syntax

Hi guys i have applied the same principle to a previous question i had raised but im getting stuck. Ive tried multiple ways but enough is enough. i run the following function and get the error below. Thanks guys

function newrecieveconnector {
      param
      (
      [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=0)]
      [string]
      $newrecieveconnector,
      [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=1)]
      [string]
      $IPAddress,
      [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=2)]
      [string]
      $subnet
      )
add-pssnapin microsoft.exchange.management.powershell.e201
new-ReceiveConnector -Name 'Application Connector $newrecieveconnectorSMTP' -Usage 'Custom' -Bindings $IPAddress -Fqdn '$newrecieveconnectorSMTP.lime.corp.com' -RemoteIPRanges $subnet -Server '$newrecieveconnector'
}


error

New-ReceiveConnector : Cannot bind parameter 'Fqdn'. Cannot convert value "$newrecieveconnectorSMTP.lime.corp.com"
to type "Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn". Error: ""$newrecieveconnectorSMTP.lime.corp.com" isn't a valid SMTP domain.
"
At C:\it\Install Exchange2.ps1:191 char:119
+ new-ReceiveConnector -Name 'Application Connector $newrecieveconnectorSMTP' -Usage 'Custom' -Bindings $IPAddress -Fqd
n <<<<  '$newrecieveconnectorSMTP.lime.corp.com' -RemoteIPRanges $subnet -Server '$newrecieveconnector'
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [New-ReceiveConnector], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotConvertArgumentNoMessage,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.Ne
   wReceiveConnector
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SubsunCommented:
Change single quotes to double quotes, single quotes wont expand the VAR..

For example..

'Application Connector $newrecieveconnectorSMTP'  

to

"Application Connector $newrecieveconnectorSMTP"

'$newrecieveconnector' to "$newrecieveconnector"

function newrecieveconnector {
      param
      (
      [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=0)]
      [string]
      $newrecieveconnector,
      [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=1)]
      [string]
      $IPAddress,
      [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=2)]
      [string]
      $subnet
      )
new-ReceiveConnector -Name "Application Connector $($newrecieveconnector)SMTP" -Usage 'Custom' -Bindings $IPAddress -Fqdn "$($newrecieveconnector)SMTP.lime.corp.com" -RemoteIPRanges $subnet -Server "$newrecieveconnector"
}

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cwstad2Author Commented:
Hi I tried that previously get this when i add the ""

New-ReceiveConnector : Cannot bind parameter 'Name' to the target. Exception setting "Name": "The property value is inv
alid. The value can't contain leading or trailing whitespace."
At C:\it\Install Exchange2.ps1:191 char:27
+ new-ReceiveConnector -Name <<<<  "Application Connector $newrecieveconnectorSMTP" -Usage 'Custom' -Bindings $IPAddres
s -Fqdn "$newrecieveconnectorSMTP.lime.corp.com" -RemoteIPRanges $subnet -Server "$newrecieveconnector"
    + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (:) [New-ReceiveConnector], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterBindingFailed,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.NewReceive
   Connector
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SubsunCommented:
Did you try the code which I posted?
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cwstad2Author Commented:
perfect thanks for the code, was almost there i think
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cwstad2Author Commented:
your a star, my head has been hurting with this ;')
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
Try

function newrecieveconnector {
      param
      (
      [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=0)]
      [string]
      $newrecieveconnector,
      [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=1)]
      [string]
      $IPAddress,
      [Parameter(Mandatory=$true,Position=2)]
      [string]
      $subnet
      )
add-pssnapin microsoft.exchange.management.powershell.e201

$Name = "'Application Connector $newrecieveconnector" + "SMTP"
$fqdn = $newrecieveconnector + "SMTP.lime.corp.com"

new-ReceiveConnector -Name $Name -Usage 'Custom' -Bindings $IPAddress -Fqdn $fqdn -RemoteIPRanges $subnet -Server '$newrecieveconnector'
}

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