PowerTip: Find More Information about Windows PowerShell Jobs

Summary: Learn how to discover more information about Windows PowerShell jobs.  How can I learn more about Windows PowerShell jobs?  To find out more about any Windows PowerShell topic, research the Help files for each cmdlet: Get-Help Start-Job –ShowWindow To discover the job related cmdlets: Get-Command *job Not everything is job-related, but the PrintJob cmdlets can be…


PowerShell Jobs Week: Jobs in the Enterprise

Summary: Richard Siddaway looks at how you can use Windows PowerShell jobs in your enterprise. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the seventh, and last, post in a series that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs, remind people of their…


PowerTip: Protect the Data Produced by PowerShell Jobs

Summary: Learn how to protect the data in a Windows PowerShell job.  How can I protect the data that is produced by a Windows PowerShell job?  If the job is running and your Windows PowerShell session or computer crashes, you’ll lose the data.           One possibility is that you can write…


PowerShell Jobs Week: Job Processes

Summary: Richard Siddaway looks at how Windows PowerShell jobs actually run. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the sixth in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs, remind people of their capabilities, and encourage their greater…


PowerTip: Stop a PowerShell Job

Summary: Learn how to stop an unwanted Windows PowerShell job.  How can I stop an over-running Windows PowerShell job?  Even though this is not something you’d normally do, creating an infinite loop is a common (and           potentially, very embarrassing) error. This job will run forever: Start-Job -ScriptBlock {while ($true){sleep -Seconds…


PowerShell Jobs Week: Jobs and Workflows

Summary: Richard Siddaway introduces you to using the Windows PowerShell job engine with your Windows PowerShell workflows. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the fifth in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs, remind people of…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Discover Tasks Associated with Scheduled Jobs

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to discover the tasks that are associated with your scheduled jobs.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to discover the scheduled tasks that are associated with my scheduled jobs?  In Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, use the Get-ScheduledTask cmdlet: £> Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName test1 | Format-List TaskPath, TaskName, State TaskPath : \Microsoft\Windows\PowerShell\ScheduledJobs\ TaskName…


PowerShell Jobs Week: Scheduled Jobs

Summary: Richard Siddaway introduces you to scheduled PowerShell jobs. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the fourth in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs, remind people of their capabilities, and encourage their greater adoption. The…


PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Find Job Help

Summary: Learn how to find more Help about the Windows PowerShell job engine.  How can I find out more about Windows PowerShell jobs?  One of the best ways to discover anything about Windows PowerShell is to read the Help files           and work through the examples that are presented. Each of…


PowerShell Jobs Week: Remote Jobs

Summary: Richard Siddaway introduces you to Windows PowerShell jobs on remote machines. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the third in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs, remind people of their capabilities, and encourage their…