Exchange: Filter Distribution Groups by Alias with a Variable


If you ever search a mailbox or distribution group in Exchange using this command:

 

    $vAlias = “Sales”

    Get-DistributionGroup -Filter { Alias -eq $vAlias }

Aaaannnddd, It doesn’t work. But This works:

 

    Get-DistributionGroup -Filter { Alias -eq “Sales” }

 

Man, that’s frustrating. But there is a solution. Set the filter query like this:

    $vAlias = “Sales”

    Get-DistributionGroup -Filter “Alias -eq ‘$vAlias'”

Tadaaaa! It is freaking works now.

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