Powershell : Script assistance


I want to prompt a window when I prompt for a server name (similar to inputbox in vbscript), and output the contents similar to msgbox window in vbscript.

I have the following script:

$domains = (Get-ADForest).Domains

$ComputerName = Read-Host 'Type in the server name'
$data = @()
foreach ($domain in $domains)
    $data += Get-ADComputer -Filter 'name -like $computername' -Server $domain -Properties PasswordLastSet,operatingsystem,CanonicalName | select Name
$data | export-csv ./computerrecords.csv  -NoType

Appreciate your help on this.
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Nadav SolomonCommented:
You can keep using the one from VBscript:
[System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('Microsoft.VisualBasic') | Out-Null
$computer = [Microsoft.VisualBasic.Interaction]::InputBox("Enter a computer name", "Computer", "$env:computername") 

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Parity123Author Commented:
Thanks, I am getting an error on Msgbox line

Exception calling "MsgBox" with "1" argument(s): "Argument 'Prompt' cannot be
converted to type 'String'."
At C:\v\searchcomputer1.ps1:12 char:1
+ [Microsoft.VisualBasic.Interaction]::MsgBox($data)
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ArgumentException
Nadav SolomonCommented:
your error is on line 12, i supplied 3 lines, post your code and I might be able to help you, try those 3 lines alone and it should work.
what is in variable $data in your script? it's not a string and that seems to be your problem.
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Parity123Author Commented:
[System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('Microsoft.VisualBasic') | Out-Null
$computerName = [Microsoft.VisualBasic.Interaction]::InputBox("Type in a server name","Test")

$domains = (Get-ADForest).Domains
$data = @()
foreach ($domain in $domains)
    $data += Get-ADComputer -Filter 'name -like $computername' -Server $domain -Properties name, description
Nadav SolomonCommented:
You are trying to output array in the messagebox which waits for string, you can -join the array in order to convert it to string
Parity123Author Commented:
Could you please help me with the syntax for -join with the array I have
Nadav SolomonCommented:
$data2print = $data -join ","


$data2print = $data | out-string

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Nadav SolomonCommented:
Glad I could help, thanks for the feedback.
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