Orchestrator – Get Runbook GUIDs using PowerShell

So how do you start a Runbook using PowerShell?  This seems easy as Microsoft already provide some code Start a Runbook using PowerShell, but there is a catch.  To use the code, you must know the GUID of the Runbook and the parameters (if any).  So how do you get the MUST HAVE GUIDs?  I found multiple blogs that shows SQL query, Excel PowerPivot or else, but how to do it using PowerShell? 

I have created  2 simple PowerShell scripts: 
  – GetRunbookGUIDs.ps1
  – ListAllRunbookGUIDs.ps1

Download the script from the Script Center Repository here

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Comments (2)

  1. GetRunbookGUIDS will fail with powershell 2.0 says:

    Hell Denis,

    I’ll get the error below running the script with powershell 2.0. (works well with 3.0)

    item : You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.
    GetRunbookGUIDs.ps1:80 char:86 + $RbkGUID = $RunbookEntry.GetElementsByTagName("content").childNodes.childnodes.item <<<< (0).innerText

    -> Error Querying Orchestrator Web Service.
    getElementsByTagName : Method invocation failed because [System.String] doesn’t contain a method named ‘getElementsByTagName’.
    GetRunbookGUIDs.ps1:90 char:56
    + $ParamEntries = $runbookxmlparam.getElementsByTagName <<<< (‘entry’)
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (getElementsByTagName:String) [], RuntimeException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MethodNotFound

    any idea ?
    thanks a lot

    1. Geoff Young says:

      Same Exact error.

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