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Search-Mailbox command to delete messages will not run using Powershell script

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I have tried to run this script as directed by my research but it still gives me a " position parameter cannot be found that accepts argument ' -DeleteContent'

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Search-Mailbox -Identity root-arl -SearchQuery "Received:<$(01/01/2015)", "From:(root@ARLCTXLOG
)" -DeleteContent -Force

I do not want to send these log file emails to another mailbox folder but get rid of them perm.

thanks!
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by:Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz
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User running this command has delegated permissions on root-arl mailbox? Or you can add user running this command to Mailbox import export role: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd638205.aspx
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You will need to have the Mailbox Import Export management role assigned to your admin account first before you can use the -DeleteContent switch. By default this role isn't included in any of the built-in role groups in Exchange.

Run the below commands to first create the role group and assign it the Mailbox Import Export role, then add your admin account to this new role group:
New-RoleGroup "Mailbox Import Export Admins" -Roles "Mailbox Import Export"
Add-RoleGroupMember "Mailbox Import Export Admins" -Member "Your Admin Account"

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Keep in mind that you can call the role group anything you like, it doesn't necessarily have to be named Mailbox Import Export Admins as outlined above.
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Never got the email notification on this one.

thanks VB ITS!
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