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I have been asked to get a list of all running services on all of our servers.  I'm close to getting this with Powershell, but I'm running into issues formatting the output.  Here is what I have:

$Servers = Get-ADComputer -Filter * -Properties * | Where {$_.OperatingSystem -like "* SERVER *"} | select Name | sort name
foreach ($Server in $Servers)
{
$OnlineStatus = Test-Connection -ComputerName $server.name -BufferSize 16 -Count 1 -ErrorAction 0 -Quiet
     if ($OnlineStatus -eq "true")
     {
      Get-Service -ComputerName $server.name | where {$_.status -eq "running"} | select $server.name, name, status
      }
}

My questions are:
1.  It looks like the code above gets the services for each server, but I need to get that into a table that looks like:
        Server                       Service                    Status
             SVR1                                     ServiceA                             Running
             SVR1                                     ServiceB                             Running
             SVR2                                     ServiceA                             Running

2.  Is there a way to provide credentials to the code above so I can run it against domain controllers?

Thanks in advance for your help.  Have a good weekend.
Nick
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by:Subsun
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Get-Service doesn't have a -credential parameter..
https://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/details/567007/get-service-cmdlets-needs-a-credential-parameter

Try WMI..
$cred = get-Credential -credential <your domain user here>
$Servers = Get-ADComputer -Filter * -Properties * | Where {$_.OperatingSystem -like "* SERVER *"} | select Name | sort name
foreach ($Server in $Servers)
{
$OnlineStatus = Test-Connection -ComputerName $server.name -BufferSize 16 -Count 1 -ErrorAction 0 -Quiet
     if ($OnlineStatus -eq "true")
     {
      Get-WMIObject Win32_Service -filter "state = 'running'" -computer $server.name -credential $cred | Select __SERVER,Name,DisplayName,State
      }
}

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by:Jason Crawford
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Are you logged in as a domain admin when you run the script?  Is an error generated when attempting to run the script against your DCs?  

Try this:

$results = @()

foreach ($Server in (Get-ADComputer -Filter * -Properties * | Where-Object {$_.OperatingSystem -like "* SERVER *"})) {
  if (Test-Connection -ComputerName $server.name -BufferSize 16 -Count 1 -ErrorAction 0 -Quiet) {
      foreach ($service in (Get-Service -ComputerName $server.name | Where-Object {$_.status -eq "running"})) {
        $object = New-object -TypeName PSobject
        $object | Add-Member -Type NoteProperty -Name 'Server Name' -Value $server.name
        $object | Add-Member -Type NoteProperty -Name 'Service Name' -Value $service.name
        $object | Add-Member -Type NoteProperty -Name 'Status' -Value $service.status
        $results += $object
      }
   }
}

$results | Select-Object 'Server Name','Service Name','Status' | Export-Csv -Path "$env:USERPROFILE\desktop\services_report.csv" -NoTypeInformation

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I'm not in a location where I can access my sandbox at the moment so it's completely untested.  As such it may have a bug or two we can work out together.  The end result is the services_report.csv file saved on your desktop.
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  Get-Service -ComputerName $server.name | where {$_.status -eq "running"} | select $server.name, name, status

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I guess the easiest way is to change this

select $server.name to select @{n="server name";e={$server.name}}

 Get-Service -ComputerName $server.name | where {$_.status -eq "running"} |  select @{n="server name";e={$server.name}}
, name, status

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by:Joshua Grantom
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Here is your original script cleaned up. There's no need to return all of the properties for Get-ADComputer or creating a variable to house the Test-Connection. Pulling all of the properties just increases the overhead of the script.

$Servers = Get-ADComputer -Filter * -Properties OperatingSystem | Where {$_.OperatingSystem -like "*SERVER*"} | Select Name | Sort Name
ForEach ($Server in $Servers)
{
     If (Test-Connection -ComputerName $server.name -BufferSize 16 -Count 1 -ErrorAction 0 -Quiet)
     {
     Get-Service -ComputerName $Server.Name | Where {$_.status -eq "running"} | select @{N="ServerName";E={$Server.Name}},Name,Status
     }
}

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You can also Export this to a CSV file by changing some things up.

$Servers = Get-ADComputer -Filter * -Properties OperatingSystem | Where {$_.OperatingSystem -like "*SERVER*"} | Select Name | Sort Name

$myReport = @()

ForEach ($Server in $Servers)
{
     If (Test-Connection -ComputerName $Server.Name -BufferSize 16 -Count 1 -ErrorAction 0 -Quiet)
     {

     $Running = Get-Service -ComputerName $Server.Name | Where {$_.status -eq "running"} | Select Name,Status

     ForEach ($Service in $Running)
     {

        $myService = "" | Select ServerName,ServiceName,Status
        $myService.ServerName = $Server.Name
        $myService.ServiceName = $Service.Name
        $myService.Status = $Service.Status
        $myReport += $myService
     }

     }
}

$myReport | Export-CSV C:\Temp\ServiceReport.csv -nti

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by:ndalmolin_13
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Worked great
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by:Subsun
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@ndalmolin_13, Just wondering about the credentials part which you asked, coz Get-service wont take care of it, unless you are using a credential to run the script which has access to all servers..
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