Powershell: Logging assistance

Hello,

I need to restart a service on a few hundred servers, and I want to be able to log success/failures when stopping/starting a service. The servers are 2008r2. I have the following code below, and I need help with logging results to a file, the success/failure of starting and stopping the service.  Thanks very much for your assistance.

$serverlist=gc ./servers.txt
foreach($server in $serverlist) {
$service = Get-WmiObject -ComputerName $server -Class Win32_Service -Filter "Name='frs'"
            Write-Host "  Stopping frs service."
               $service.StopService() | Out-Null
              $service.StartService() | Out-Null
}
Parity123Asked:
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CoralonCommented:
The easiest thing to do is use the transcription function..

Something like this:
function restart-servicelist {
     [cmdletbinding()]
     param(
          [parameter(position = 0, ValueFromPipeLineByName = $true)]
          [string]$LogPath = "$env:temp\ServiceRestart.log",
          
          [parameter(position = 1, ValueFromPipeLineByName = $true)]
          [string]$ServerList
     )
     start-transcript -path $LogPath -Append

     $ServerList = get-content -path $ServerList
     Write-Verbose "`$ServerList is $($ServerList -split '\r\n')"

     Write-Verbose 'Entering the loop to process `$ServerList'

     foreach ($server in $ServerList) {
          Write-verbose "Processing server ($server)"

          $Service = Get-WMIObject -ComputerName $server -Class Win32_Service -filter "Name='frs'"
          Write-verbose "Stopping the FRS service on $server"
          $Service.StopService()
          Write-Verbose "Starting the FRS service on $server"
          $Service.StartService()
     }
     stop-transcript
}

restart-servicelist -LogFile "$env:temp\RestartService.log" -ServerList .\ServerList.txt

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Although, I am curious why you didn't want to use the restart-service powershell function..

Coralon

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Parity123Author Commented:
I would like to capture any errors during stop and start service
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