The first step to any problem is getting said problem into PowerShell! We all know the usual players here WMI, ADSI, .NET, COM, etc… but what about good old text. I get the impression text has been ignored as legacy. When text does get a little attention it is almost always treated like the unix world. Get-Content | Select-String used in place of cat|grep… I offer a different approach, in my opinion you haven’t really ingested something until it’s in the form of an object. Ala, Import-ASUP, a PowerShell script to ingest a NetApp autosupport. Give it a try and look around at the object it spit’s out. You may be surprised just how much information we all beam back to the mother ship every week!