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[Powershell] Mailbox.Count Issue

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I can't figure this out - it's drilling a hole through me.

OK so I run ->  
Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Select Alias,PrimarySmtpAddress

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It works I get all the mailboxes.
I run
Get-Mailbox -Identity "sample" | Select Alias,PrimarySmtpAddress

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It finds the user.
but if I run the code (pasted) below when It's supposed to output the number of mailboxes it shows 0 even though the answer is one.

I don't get how it can't count the mailbox and can count them all.

I'm running on this Exchange 2010 EWS powershell


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It will not output a count when you explicitly specify a mailbox.  And, unfortunately, it will not provide output if only one mailbox that meets the criteria either; as far as I have ever seen.

If you want it to output a count of mailboxes based on the criteria you wrote, it cannot be explicitly stated (i.e. 'Get-Mailbox -Identity "sample"' ), and there must be at least 2 mailboxes that meet the criteria.

For example, if you have 2 mailboxes that have the word 'sample' in them, it might be better to write that portion of the script like this...

$Mailbox = Get-Mailbox | Where-Object  {$_.Name -like "Sampl*" }

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The Count property is only present on arrays. If only one object is returned, you have a scalar as result, so there's no Count property.
Easy fix: turn the result into an array (no, this will not create a nested array if more than one mailbox is returned):
$Mailbox = @(Get-Mailbox -Identity "sample" | Select Alias, PrimarySmtpAddress)

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Try using the Measure-object to display a count of objects:

Get-Mailbox -Identity "sample" | Select Alias,PrimarySmtpAddress | Measure-Object
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