Restart-Computer and Display computer name

I need assistance with trying to display the computername of each server that was restarted using the command below. I believe this entails using the variable “$env:computername” but I’m unsure of the proper syntax.


Restart-Computer -computername $serverlist -force -confirm





Putting -Verbose will show the message in console and you can even redirect the verbose stream to a file or to output stream.

Restart-Computer -computername $serverlist -force -confirm -Verbose

Or you can execute this as jobs and get the name from the child jobs created.

$Job = Restart-Computer -computername $serverlist -force -confirm -AsJob

If you want to add some error handling, you can see if any computers had an issue.

foreach ($Computer in $serverlist) {
    Try {
        Restart-Computer -ComputerName $Computer -Force -Confirm:$false -ErrorAction Stop
        Write-Output "$Computer was restarted"
    Catch {
        Write-Error $_


Thanks for your help!