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New-SCServicingWindow

Updated: April 29, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

New-SCServicingWindow

Creates a servicing window and the schedule for the servicing window.

Syntax

Parameter Set: DailyFrequency
New-SCServicingWindow [-Name] <String> -DaysToRecur <Int32> [-Category <String> ] [-Description <String> ] [-JobVariable <String> ] [-MinutesDuration <Int32> ] [-Owner <String> ] [-PROTipID <Guid> ] [-RunAsynchronously] [-StartDate <DateTime> ] [-StartTimeOfDay <DateTime> ] [-TimeZone <Int32> ] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: MonthlyFrequency
New-SCServicingWindow [-Name] <String> -DayOfMonth <DayOfMonthType> {First | DayTwo | DayThree | DayFour | DayFive | DaySix | DaySeven | DayEight | DayNine | DayTen | DayEleven | DayTweleve | DayThirteen | DayFourteen | DayFifteen | DaySixteen | DaySeventeen | DayEighteen | DayNineteen | DayTwenty | DayTwentyOne | DayTwentyTwo | DayTwentyThree | DayTwentyFour | DayTwentyFive | DayTwentySix | DayTwentySeven | DayTwentyEight | DayTwentyNine | DayThirty | DayThirtyOne | Last} [-Category <String> ] [-Description <String> ] [-JobVariable <String> ] [-MinutesDuration <Int32> ] [-MonthsToRecur <Int32> ] [-Owner <String> ] [-PROTipID <Guid> ] [-RunAsynchronously] [-StartDate <DateTime> ] [-StartTimeOfDay <DateTime> ] [-TimeZone <Int32> ] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: MonthlyRelativeFrequency
New-SCServicingWindow [-Name] <String> -MonthlyScheduleDayOfWeek <DayOfWeek> {Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday} -WeekOfMonth <WeekOfMonthType> {First | Second | Third | Fourth | Last} [-Category <String> ] [-Description <String> ] [-JobVariable <String> ] [-MinutesDuration <Int32> ] [-MonthsToRecur <Int32> ] [-Owner <String> ] [-PROTipID <Guid> ] [-RunAsynchronously] [-StartDate <DateTime> ] [-StartTimeOfDay <DateTime> ] [-TimeZone <Int32> ] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: WeeklyFrequency
New-SCServicingWindow [-Name] <String> -WeeklyScheduleDayOfWeek <String> [-Category <String> ] [-Description <String> ] [-JobVariable <String> ] [-MinutesDuration <Int32> ] [-Owner <String> ] [-PROTipID <Guid> ] [-RunAsynchronously] [-StartDate <DateTime> ] [-StartTimeOfDay <DateTime> ] [-TimeZone <Int32> ] [-VMMServer <ServerConnection> ] [-WeeksToRecur <Int32> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The New-SCServicingWindow cmdlet creates a servicing window and the schedule for the servicing window. A servicing window is a scheduled timeframe during which maintenance work can be done on a virtual machine, a host, or a service.

Parameters

-Category<String>

Specifies a category for a servicing window.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DayOfMonth<DayOfMonthType>

Specifies the ordinal day of the month on which the schedule starts. For example, 4 indicates the fourth day of the month. Last indicates the last day of the month.

The default value is the integer that corresponds to the same day as specified in the StartDate parameter.

Valid integer values: 1 through 31

Valid string values: First, Last


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DaysToRecur<Int32>

Specifies, in days, the amount of time between scheduled jobs.

Minimum value: 1

Maximum value: 999

Default value: 1

Example format to schedule a job to recur every third day: -DaysToRecur 3


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Description<String>

States a description for the specified object.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-JobVariable<String>

Specifies that job progress is tracked and stored in the variable named by this parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-MinutesDuration<Int32>

Specifies, in minutes, a period of time. For example, when used with New-SCServicingWindow or Set-SCServicingWindow, use this parameter to specify the amount of time for which to put a server or service into maintenance mode.

Example format: -MinutesDuration 120


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-MonthlyScheduleDayOfWeek<DayOfWeek>

Specifies the day of the week to run a job that occurs on a monthly schedule. You can specify only one day of the week. The default value is the current day. If today is Tuesday, then Tuesday is the default. If you specify this parameter, you must also specify the WeekOfMonth parameter. Valid values are:

-- Monday
-- Tuesday
-- Wednesday
-- Thursday
-- Friday
-- Saturday
-- Sunday


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-MonthsToRecur<Int32>

Specifies, in months, the amount of time between scheduled service windows.

Minimum value: 1

Maximum value: None

Default value: 1

Example format to schedule a service window to recur every other month: -MonthsToRecur 2


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies the name of a VMM object.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Owner<String>

Specifies the owner of a VMM object in the form of a valid domain user account.

Example format: -Owner "Contoso\ReneeLo"

Example format: -Owner "ReneeLo@Contoso"


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PROTipID<Guid>

Specifies the ID of the PRO tip that triggered this action. This allows for auditing of PRO tips.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-RunAsynchronously

Indicates that the job runs asynchronously so that control returns to the command shell immediately.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-StartDate<DateTime>

Specifies the date to start a service window. The default value is the current date. You can type a new date in the short date format for your locale. Or, you can pass a DateTime object from Get-Date.

Example format that specifies a DateTime object:

$StartDate = Get-Date -Year 2012 -Day 5 -Month 4

-StartDate $StartDate

Example formats that specifies a string:

-StartDate "August 19, 2011"

-StartDate "8/19/2011"


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-StartTimeOfDay<DateTime>

Specifies the time of day, or a time-span during a 24-hour period, to start a job or other operation. The default value is the current time.

Example format: -StartTimeOfDay "08:00"

Example format for 2 hours from 6:00pm: -StartTimeOfDay "18:00-20:00"


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-TimeZone<Int32>

Specifies a number (an index) that identifies a geographical region that shares the same standard time. For a list of time zone indexes, see Microsoft Time Zone Index Values (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120935) on the Microsoft Developer Network. If no time zone is specified, the default time zone used for a virtual machine is the same time zone setting that is on the virtual machine host.

Example format to specify the GMT Standard Time zone: -TimeZone 085


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMMServer<ServerConnection>

Specifies a VMM server object.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WeeklyScheduleDayOfWeek<String>

Specifies one or more days of the week to run a job. If you specify this parameter, you must specify the StartTimeOfDay parameter. The default value is the current day of the week. Valid values to specify an individual day by using a string: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Valid values to specify a set of days in a week: Any set of two or more days separated by commas. Valid values to specify an individual day by using an integer: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Example format: -WeeklyScheduleDayOfWeek "Monday"

Example format: -WeeklyScheduleDayOfWeek "Monday, Wednesday, Friday"

Example format to specify a Friday: -WeeklyScheduleDayOfWeek 5


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WeekOfMonth<WeekOfMonthType>

Specifies a week relative to the first day of the month, such as first, second, third, fourth, or last.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WeeksToRecur<Int32>

Specifies, in weeks, the amount of time between scheduled jobs.

Minimum value: 1

Maximum value: None

Default value: 1

Example format to schedule a job to recur every other week: -WeeksToRecur 2


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • ServicingWindow

Examples

Example 1: Schedule a daily servicing window

The first command gets the current date and adds two days, and then stores the result in the $Date variable.

The second command creates a servicing window named Backup Staging A that occurs every third day at 1:30 PM GMT Standard Time. The start date of the servicing window is set to the date stored in $Date, which is in two days.


PS C:\> $Date = (Get-Date).AddDays(2)
PS C:\> New-SCServicingWindow -Name "Backup Staging A" -Category "Non Essential" -StartDate $Date -StartTimeOfDay "13:30" -TimeZone 085 -DaysToRecur 3

Example 2: Schedule a servicing window that occurs one day a week

The first command gets the current date, adds seven days (one week), and then stores the result in the $Date variable.

The second command creates a servicing window named Test Servers Group 3 that occurs weekly on Saturday starting at 11:00 AM Eastern Time and lasts for 3 hours (180 minutes). The start date of the servicing window is set to the date stored in $Date, which is in seven days (one week).


PS C:\> $Date = (Get-Date).AddDays(7)
PS C:\> New-SCServicingWindow -Name "Test Servers Group 3" -Category "Test Group" -StartDate $Date -StartTimeOfDay "11:00" -TimeZone 035 -WeeklyScheduleDayOfWeek "Saturday" -WeeksToRecur 1 -MinutesDuration 180

Example 3: Schedule a biweekly service window

This command creates a servicing window named Staging Group C that occurs every other week (biweekly) on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:30 PM Eastern Time. Because no start date is specified, by default the servicing window becomes effective today.


PS C:\> New-SCServicingWindow -Name "Staging Group C" -StartTimeOfDay "22:30" -TimeZone 035 -WeeklyScheduleDayOfWeek "Saturday, Sunday" -WeeksToRecur 2

Example 4: Schedule a bimonthly servicing window

This command creates a servicing window named Production Servers A that occurs every other month (bimonthly) on the second Tuesday of the month, starting at 11:30 PM Eastern Time. Because no start date is specified, by default the servicing window becomes effective today.


PS C:\> New-SCServicingWindow -Name "Production Servers A" -Category "Emergency" -StartTimeOfDay "23:30" -TimeZone 085 -MonthlyScheduleDayOfWeek "Tuesday" -WeekOfMonth "Second" -MonthsToRecur 2

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