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How can I alter this script so that the output will be in table format?

$arServer = Get-Content -Path "C:\ServerList.txt"

foreach ($strServer in $arServer){

    $colltems =Get-WmiObject -class Win32_OperatingSystem -computername $strServer

foreach($sProperty in $colltems)
{
   
   Write-Host "Computer name; " $strServer
   Write-Host $sProperty.Description
   Write-Host $sProperty.Caption
   Write-Host $sProperty.OSArchitecture
   Write-Host $sProperty.ServicePackMajorVersion

}
}

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Question by:Tim Ballin
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by:Spencer Scherer
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What about this?  Is this what you were looking for?  Sorry if I misunderstood.

$arServer = Get-Content -Path "C:\ServerList.txt"

foreach ($strServer in $arServer){

    $colltems =Get-WmiObject -class Win32_OperatingSystem -computername $strServer

foreach($sProperty in $colltems)
{
   
   Get-WmiObject -class Win32_OperatingSystem -computername $sProperty| format-table

}
}

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Qlemo earned 500 total points
ID: 41862814
You need to create a custom PSObject, or select the properties:
Get-Content -Path "C:\ServerList.txt" |
% {
   $strServer = $_
   Get-WmiObject -class Win32_OperatingSystem -computername $strServer |
       Select @{n='Computer Name'; e={$strServer}}, Description, Caption, OSArchitecture, ServicePackMajorVersion
} | format-table -auto

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by:Tim Ballin
ID: 41862817
Seems like you're on the right track, but here's what I get when I try to run that:

Get-WmiObject : Invalid parameter 
At line:10 char:4
+    Get-WmiObject -class Win32_OperatingSystem -computername $sProperty| format-t ...
+    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Get-WmiObject], ManagementException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : GetWMIManagementException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetWmiObjectCommand
 
Get-WmiObject : Invalid parameter 
At line:10 char:4
+    Get-WmiObject -class Win32_OperatingSystem -computername $sProperty| format-t ...
+    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Get-WmiObject], ManagementException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : GetWMIManagementException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetWmiObjectCommand
 
Get-WmiObject : Invalid parameter 
At line:10 char:4
+    Get-WmiObject -class Win32_OperatingSystem -computername $sProperty| format-t ...
+    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Get-WmiObject], ManagementException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : GetWMIManagementException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetWmiObjectCommand

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by:Tim Ballin
ID: 41862819
Worked perfect!
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