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Powershell: Try/Catch help

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Hello experts,

I have the following code
$mystring = @()
$DCName = "test1.net"
$ServiceName="spooler"
try {   $mystring += Get-Service -ComputerName $DCName  -Name $serviceName | Select name, Status }
 Catch {
$mystring += "$DCName Error"
write-host "Error $DCName"
}

When the DC is down, and I cant connect to this DC, it does not go into the catch block, instead it throws the default error that Get-Service: cannot find any service .....
Please assist.
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Turn the cmdlet's non-terminating errors to terminating ones by adding "-ErrorAction Stop" to the arguments:
$mystring = @()
$DCName = "test1.net"
$ServiceName="spooler"
Try {
	$mystring += Get-Service -ComputerName $DCName  -Name $serviceName -ErrorAction Stop | Select name, Status
} Catch {
	$mystring += "$DCName Error"
	write-host "Error $DCName"
}

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