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how to edit Global Address List Recipient filter

Can someone assist me with my powershell syntax...

When we create new GAL's for each client on our Exchange 2010 system  we run the following powershell script...
New-GlobalAddressList -Name "ClientX - GAL" -ConditionalCustomAttribute1 "ClientX" -IncludedRecipients MailboxUsers,MailGroups -RecipientContainer "domain.local/clients/ClientX"

We use this as we find clients like to see all users and distribution groups in the same place when they look at the address book in Outlook.  They moan when they have to navigate through to the folders in the tree on the left... *sigh* users will be users.
They have now asked us to add some Mail Contacts to the same place
So my question is this.. how to I edit the GAL to add the filter to include mailcontacts too?

I'm guessing I need to start with get-GlobalAddressList "ClientX - Gal".
I'm just unsure of the command to add the mailcontacts recipient filter.

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Please try the following command. Only modification made is the addition of 'MailContacts' in IncludedRecipients. Please verify the contacts are having CustomAttribute1 set as ClientX and they exist in the path domain.local/clients/ClientX

New-GlobalAddressList -Name "ClientX - GAL" -ConditionalCustomAttribute1 "ClientX" -IncludedRecipients MailboxUsers,MailGroups,MailContacts -RecipientContainer "domain.local/clients/ClientX"

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Hi SreRaj

yes I can confirm that the contacts have the customattribute1 set as ClientX.  However your command does not work.  I suspect because the GAL already exists (see error below).  I would have thought I need a command something like get-GlobalAddressList "ClientX - Gal" | add-recipientfilter etc?

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>New-GlobalAddressList -Name "ClientX - GAL" -ConditionalCustomAttribute1 "ClientX" -IncludedRecipients
MailboxUsers,MailGroups,MailContacts -RecipientContainer "Domain.local/clients/ClientX"
Active Directory operation failed on DOMAINDC01.DOMAIN.LOCAL. The object 'CN=ClientX - GAL,CN=All Global Address Lists,CN=A
ddress Lists Container,CN=First Organization,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=DOMAIN,DC=LOCAL' alr
eady exists.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [New-GlobalAddressList], ADObjectAlreadyExistsException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 10EB12F8,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.NewGlobalAddressList

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Perfect you are a star!... although you don't need -name

Set-GlobalAddressList "ClientX - GAL" -ConditionalCustomAttribute1 "ClientX" -IncludedRecipients MailboxUsers,MailGroups,MailContacts -RecipientContainer "domain.local/clients/ClientX"

Many thanks!