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Need help with out-file addition to powershell script

I'm jumping in at the last minute to migrate some mailboxes off of an exchange server to another online host.  I was given the following script to facilitate the mailbox transfers, but I would like to add some logging so that I can check on progress and/or modify the input file if it needs to be restarted for any reason.  

Basically I just need to know where to put the 'out-file' command in this script:

$users = Import-Csv -Path "users.csv"

If (!$scred) {$scred = Get-Credential "SOURCE CREDENTIALS"}
If (!$tcred) {$tcred = Get-Credential "TARGET CREDENTIALS"}

$users | ForEach-Object {
                $SourceIdentity = $_.Identity
                Start-Transcript -Path "$SourceIdentity.txt" -Append
                Move-XsExchangeMailboxToExchangeOnline –SourceIdentity $SourceIdentity -SourceCredential $scred -
AllowUnsecureConnection -GlobalCatalog "GLOBAL CATALOG SERVER"  -TargetCredential $tcred -


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That way I can just keep an eye on the output and modify the input file to remove completed users if the task needs to be restarted.

Jon Brelie
Jon Brelie
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You have a transcript for the logging already it looks like. But without testing it does not look like it would work, is it working for you when you run the script?

Try to change this line
Start-Transcript -Path "$SourceIdentity.txt" -Append  

to this, change D:\Logs to the location you want to log files.

Start-Transcript -Path "d:\logs\$($SourceIdentity).txt" -Append  
Jon BrelieSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:

The script didn't work, but the logging piece did exactly what you said it would.

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