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need a powershell script to export server make and model and operating system to csv

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can someone provide a script that will key on an input .txt file and export the server make / model and o/s to a csv file?

thx in advance,
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Use the below script to get all of the info.
$Computers = get-content "c:\filename.txt"
foreach ($computer in $computers) {
Get-WMIObject -Class Win32_ComputerSystem -ComputerName $Computer | select Name, Model, Manufacturer | Out-file "c:\filename.csv" -append
}

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Will.
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by:siber1
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thanks Will, how can I also add the operating system value? I tried modifying with OperatingSystem but it did not pull the value.
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by:siber1
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also will, the output of this command does not render well in excel.

it outputs like this and I cannot copy out this data and move to another sheet


Name                                    Model                                   Manufacturer                          
----                                    -----                                   ------------                          
SysI2                                  PowerEdge 2950                          Dell Inc.                              



Name                                    Model                                   Manufacturer                          
----                                    -----                                   ------------                          
sysPT                                 PowerEdge 2950                          Dell Inc.                              



Name                                    Model                                   Manufacturer                          
----                                    -----                                   ------------
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by:Will Szymkowski
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What you need to do is open excel, click the top level column click the data tab, click text to columns and click next, and finish. This will put all of the data in its own columns (3).

Operating System is not a member of this cmdlet. You have to use Get-Adcomputer for that which is an entirely different cmdlet.

From there you will see the data presented nicely.

Will.
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by:siber1
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thanks but that still doesn't produce the output I need.

does anyone else have a way of writing these results correctly to an excel file?
i''ve seen it done correctly before using variables, also I need the OS value included.
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RobSampson earned 500 total points
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Hi, try this code.

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Rob.

(Get-Content "c:\filename.txt") | ForEach {
    $CompInfo = Get-WMIObject -Query "Select Name,Model,Manufacturer from Win32_ComputerSystem" -ComputerName $_
    $OSInfo = Get-WMIObject -Query "Select Caption from Win32_OperatingSystem" -ComputerName $_
    $Prop = [Ordered]@{
        'Name'=$_
        'Model'=$CompInfo.Model
        'Manufacturer'=$CompInfo.Manufacturer
        'OperatingSystem'=$OSInfo.Caption
    }
    New-Object PsObject -Property $Prop
} | Export-CSV C:\filename.csv -NoTypeInformation

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by:siber1
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excellent. thx Rob
exactly what I was looking for.

S.
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