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Exchange 2007 SP2 Setting up New DynamicDistributionGroup - command shell

Trying to set up a new dynamic distribution group, but keep getting syntax errors.  Not sure if my parenthesis are in the correct order or the { }.  Below is an example of one of the variations I've tried.

i.e.:

New-DynamicDistributionGroup -Name "trend" -OrganizationalUnit "Business.com/Locations" -RecipientFilter {(RecipientType -eq 'UserMailbox' -and (Title -like '*Trend*' -or Title -like '*Desktop*') –and –not(Name –like ‘SystemMailbox{*’) –and –not(Name –like ‘CAS_{*’))}

Receive message:
New-DynamicDistributionGroup : Cannot bind parameter 'RecipientFilter' to the t
arget. Exception setting "RecipientFilter": """ is not a valid operator. For a
list of supported operators see the command help.
"(RecipientType -eq 'UserMailbox' -and (Title -like '*Trend*' -or Title -like '
*Desktop*') -and -not(Name -like `SystemMailbox{*') -and -not(Name -like `CAS_{
*'))" at position 91."
At line:1 char:110
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Will Szymkowski

8/22/2022 - Mon
Will Szymkowski

Based on your syntax you are missing the "$_." on all of your attributes i.e.$_.RecipientType.

Should look something like that below...

New-DynamicDistributionGroup -Name "trend" -OrganizationalUnit "Business.com/Locations" -RecipientFilter {$_.RecipientType -eq 'UserMailbox' -and $_.Title -like '*Trend*' -or $_.Title -like '*Desktop*') –and –not $_.Name –like "SystemMailbox{*" –and –not $_.Name –like 'CAS_{*'
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DebelloCaminus

Made a few adjustments to the brackets...

Still getting error:

New-DynamicDistributionGroup : Cannot bind parameter 'RecipientFilter' to the t
arget. Exception setting "RecipientFilter": "Invalid filter syntax. For a descr
iption of the filter parameter syntax see the command help.
"$_.RecipientType -eq 'UserMailbox' -and $_.Title -like '*Trend*' -or $_.Title
-like '*Desktop*'" at position 1."
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+ New-DynamicDistributionGroup -Name "trend" -OrganizationalUnit "business.com/Locations" -RecipientFilter <<<<  {$_.RecipientType -eq 'UserMailbox' -and
 $_.Title -like '*Trend*' -or $_.Title -like '*Desktop*'} -and -not $_.Name -li
ke "SystemMailbox{*" -and -not $_.Name -like 'CAS_{*'
    + CategoryInfo          : WriteError: (:) [New-DynamicDistributionGroup],
   ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterBindingFailed,Microsoft.Exchange.Manage
   ment.RecipientTasks.NewDynamicDistributionGroup
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Will Szymkowski

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DebelloCaminus

Thank you...that worked!!
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Will Szymkowski

Perfect glad to help!