Need help to Log output on screen and to Text file

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    Hi

    Have a function which I call during my script and use to write output to the screen, I would also like to out put the same information to a log file.

    I have tried to pipe the output to a file using out-file but I dont see the log file created nor an error. I see the output on screen but not a log file

    Function Logit(){
    $TextBlock1 = $args[0]
    $TextBlock2 = $args[1]
    $TextBlock3 = $args[2]
    $Stamp = Get-Date
    Write-Output "[$Stamp] [$Section – $TextBlock1]" | Out-file -Append -FilePath 'C:\Script\Log.txt'
    }

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    Dave Wyatt
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    You can use the Start-Transcript command for this, but it has some limitations that are being addressed in PowerShell v5 (only works in the powershell.exe host, only one transcript can be active at a time.) To get around these limitations, I wrote the PowerShellLogging module, which you can download from https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Enhanced-Script-Logging-27615f85 .

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