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Hi,

I'm trying to write a script to ammend a certiciate to add an additional service to it.  Before I try the update I was trying to gather all the information needed piror to making an update.  One of my colums doesnt have enough space when using Format-Table -Wrap -AutoSize, which also shows up in my *.csv outputs. Wondering if I could get ideas on how to resolve this issue.  

# My script:
# Check Servers Network Connection
Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.Exchange.Management.PowerShell.E2010 -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue
#
$txt1 = "D:\bhav\ExServersAlive.txt"
$txt2 = "D:\bhav\RemoteShellTestPassed.txt"
$txt3 = "D:\bhav\RemoteShellTestFailed.txt"
$txt4 = "D:\bhav\RemoteExPSGood.csv"
$txt7 = "D:\bhav\RemoteExPSCN.csv"
$txt5 = "D:\bhav\RemoteExPSBad.txt"
$txt6 = "D:\bhav\ExServersAlive1.txt"
#
$oldtxt1 = "D:\bhav\ExServersAlive.txt"
$oldtxt2 = "D:\bhav\RemoteShellTestPassed.txt"
$oldtxt3 = "D:\bhav\RemoteShellTestFailed.txt"
$oldtxt4 = "D:\bhav\RemoteExPSGood.csv"
$oldtxt5 = "D:\bhav\RemoteExPSBad.txt"
$oldtxt7 = "D:\bhav\RemoteExPSCN.csv"
#
remove-item $oldtxt1 -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue
remove-item $oldtxt2 -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue
remove-item $oldtxt3 -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue
remove-item $oldtxt4 -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue
remove-item $oldtxt5 -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue
remove-item $oldtxt7 -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue
#
Write-Host "Pass Line-39 - Test Network Connection Section Start" -ForegroundColor Yellow
#
$ExchangeServers = get-exchangeserver |? {$_.IsE14OrLater -eq $True -and $_.IsClientAccessServer}
$ExchangeServersAlive = @()
foreach ($exCasSvr in $ExchangeServers) {
      IF (Test-Connection -ComputerName $exCasSvr.Name -Quiet) {
            # Write-Host "Test Server connection to $($exCasSvr.Name) is ok" -ForegroundColor White
            $ExchangeServersAlive += $exCasSvr
      } ELSE {
            # Write-Host "Test Server connection to $($exCasSvr) has failed" -ForegroundColor DarkRed
      }
}
$ExchangeServersAlive | % {Write-Host $_.Name -ForegroundColor Green}
$x = $ExchangeServersAlive | % {$_.Name}
$x > $txt1
#
Write-Host "Pass Line-55 - Test Network Connection Section End" -ForegroundColor Yellow
#
Write-Host "Pass Line-57 - Cert Data Section Start" -ForegroundColor Yellow
#
$results = @()
$RemoteExGood = @()
$RemoteExBad = @()
#
IF($x -ne $NULL) {
      Foreach ($Casserver in $x) {
      $casserver2 = [STRING] $Casserver
      $Cert1 = Get-ExchangeCertificate -server "$casserver2" -erroraction:silentlycontinue
      $CertT = $Cert1 | Where {$_.CertificateDomains -ilike "*Outlook*"}
            $hash = @{
                              CASServer = $casserver2.ToString()
                              CertificateDomains = $CertT.CertificateDomains
                              FriendlyName = $CertT.FriendlyName
                              Services = $CertT.Services          
                              Thumbprint = $CertT.Thumbprint          
                              Status = $CertT.Status
                              Issuer = $CertT.Issuer                                                                      
                        }      
                  IF($CertT -eq $NUll) {
                        Write-Host "The server $Casserver2 certificate did not match"
                        $RemoteExBad += $CasServer2                                    
                                                            } ELSE {
                                                                  $Object = New-Object PSObject
                                                                  $Object | Add-Member -Name 'CASServer' -MemberType Noteproperty -Value $hash.CASServer
                                                                  $Object | Add-Member -Name 'CertificateDomains' -MemberType Noteproperty -Value $hash.CertificateDomains
                                                                  $Object | Add-Member -Name 'FriendlyName' -MemberType Noteproperty -Value $hash.FriendlyName
                                                                  $Object | Add-Member -Name 'Services' -MemberType Noteproperty -Value $hash.Services
                                                                  $Object | Add-Member -Name 'Thumbprint' -MemberType Noteproperty -Value $hash.Thumbprint
                                                                  $Object | Add-Member -Name 'Status' -MemberType Noteproperty -Value $hash.Status
                                                                  $Object | Add-Member -Name 'Issuer' -MemberType Noteproperty -Value $hash.Issuer
                                                                  $results += $object
                                                                  }
                                                }
                                          }

# $results
#
$results | Format-Table 'CASServer','FriendlyName','Services','Thumbprint','Status','Issuer' -Wrap | Out-File -FilePath $txt4
$results | Format-Table 'CASServer','CertificateDomains' -Wrap -AutoSize | Out-File -FilePath $txt7
#import-csv tabdelimitedfile.txt -delimiter "`t" | export-csv csvfile.csv
# $results | Export-Csv $txt4
# $bp = $hash.CertificateDomains.ToString()
# $results | select-object 'CASServer','FriendlyName','Services''Thumbprint''Status''Issuer' |export-csv -Delimiter "`t" -Path $txt4
$RemoteExBad  > $txt5
Write-Host "Pass Line 91 - Cert Data Section End" -ForegroundColor Yellow
#
#
$data = Get-Content -Path $txt4
write-host $data.count total lines read from file
 foreach ($line in $data)
 {
     write-host $line
 }

 $data1 = Get-Content -Path $txt7
write-host $data1.count total lines read from file
 foreach ($line in $data1)
 {
     write-host $line
 }
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Hi Patel
use Out-String -Width

$results | Format-Table 'CASServer','CertificateDomains' -Wrap -AutoSize | Out-String -Width 300 |Out-File -FilePath
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Instead of using Format-Table and Out-String, I would use Select-Object and Export-CSV.
$results | Select 'CASServer','FriendlyName','Services','Thumbprint','Status','Issuer' | Export-CSV -Path $txt4 -notype
$results | Select 'CASServer','CertificateDomains' | Export-CSV -Path $txt7 -notype

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It looks like you have that commented out in your code.  I'm not certain it would work, but I would expect it to.  Did you encounter an issue when using that?
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Using the export-csv, would require the output of certain columns to be presented as string first. I will try the out-string in the morning. See if that helps.
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Dump out to txt file & manipulate the file.
gc $txt4) | ForEach {$_ -replace "-",""} | set-content $txt4
(gc $txt4) | ? {$_.trim() -ne "" } | set-content $txt4
(gc $txt4) | ForEach {$_ -replace " +", ":"} | set-content $txt4
(gc $txt4) | ForEach {$_ -replace ",:", ","} | set-content $txt4
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If the suggestions didn't get you what you needed, if you post your own solution it's better to accept that as the solution rather other posts.
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Sorry, I will in future thanks.
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