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Disable-ScheduledJob

Updated: October 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 4.0

Disable-ScheduledJob

Disables a scheduled job

Syntax

Parameter Set: Definition
Disable-ScheduledJob [-InputObject] <ScheduledJobDefinition> [-PassThru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: DefinitionId
Disable-ScheduledJob [-Id] <Int32> [-PassThru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: DefinitionName
Disable-ScheduledJob [-Name] <String> [-PassThru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Disable-ScheduledJob cmdlet temporarily disables scheduled jobs. Disabling preserves all job properties and does not disable the job triggers, but it prevents the scheduled jobs from starting automatically when triggered. You can start a disabled scheduled job by using the Start-Job cmdlet or use a disabled scheduled job as a template.

To disable a scheduled job, the Disable-ScheduledJob cmdlet sets the Enabled property of the scheduled job to False ($false). To re-enable the scheduled job, use the Enable-ScheduledJob cmdlet.

Disable-ScheduledJob is one of a collection of job scheduling cmdlets in the PSScheduledJob module that is included in Windows PowerShell.

For more information about Scheduled Jobs, see the About topics in the PSScheduledJob module. Import the PSScheduledJob module and then type: Get-Help about_Scheduled* or see about_Scheduled_Jobs.

This cmdlet is introduced in Windows PowerShell 3.0.

Parameters

-Id<Int32>

Disables the scheduled job with the specified identification number (ID). Enter the ID of a scheduled job.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-InputObject<ScheduledJobDefinition>

Specifies the scheduled job to be disabled. Enter a variable that contains ScheduledJobDefinition objects or type a command or expression that gets ScheduledJobDefinition objects, such as a Get-ScheduledJob command. You can also pipe a ScheduledJobDefinition object to Disable-ScheduledJob.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Disables the scheduled jobs with the specified names. Enter the name of a scheduled job. Wildcards are supported.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PassThru

Returns the scheduled jobs that were disabled. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

False

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

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 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=113216).

Inputs

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

  • Microsoft.PowerShell.ScheduledJob.ScheduledJobDefinition

    You can pipe a scheduled job to Disable-ScheduledJob.


Outputs

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

  • None or Microsoft.PowerShell.ScheduledJob.ScheduledJobDefinition

    If you use the Passthru parameter, Disable-ScheduledJob returns the scheduled job that was disabled. Otherwise, this cmdlet does not generate any output.


Notes

  • Disable-ScheduledJob does not generate warnings or errors if you use it to disable a scheduled job that is already disabled.

Examples

Example 1: Disable a scheduled job

This command disables the scheduled job with ID 2 on the local computer. The output shows the effect of the command.


PS C:\> Disable-ScheduledJob -ID 2 -Passthru
Id         Name            Triggers        Command                                  Enabled
-- ---- -------- ------- -------
2 Inventory {1, 2} \\Srv01\Scripts\Get-FullInventory.ps1 False

Example 2: Disable all scheduled jobs

This command disables all scheduled jobs on the local computer. It uses the Get-ScheduledJob cmdlet to get all scheduled job and the Disable-ScheduledJob cmdlet to disable them.

You can re-enable scheduled job by using the Enable-ScheduledJob cmdlet and run a disabled scheduled job by using the Start-Job cmdlet.

Disable-ScheduledJob does not generate warnings or errors if you disable a scheduled job that is already disabled, so you can disable all scheduled jobs without conditions.


PS C:\> Get-ScheduledJob | Disable-ScheduledJob -Passthru
Id         Name            Triggers        Command                                  Enabled
-- ---- -------- ------- -------
1 ArchiveProje... {} C:\Scripts\Archive-DxProjects.ps1 False
2 Inventory {1, 2} \\Srv01\Scripts\Get-FullInventory.ps1 False
4 Test-HelpFiles {1} .\Test-HelpFiles.ps1 False
5 TestJob {1, 2} .\Run-AllTests.ps1 False

Example 3: Disable selected scheduled jobs

This command disables scheduled job do not include a credential. Jobs without credentials run with the permission of the user who created them.

The command uses the Get-ScheduledJob cmdlet to get all scheduled jobs on the computer. A pipeline operator sends the scheduled jobs to the Where-Object cmdlet, which selects scheduled jobs that do not have credentials. The command uses the not (!) operator and references the Credential property of the scheduled job. Another pipeline operator sends the selected scheduled jobs to the Disable-ScheduledJob cmdlet, which disables them.


PS C:\> Get-ScheduledJob | Where-Object {!$_.Credential} | Disable-ScheduledJob

Example 4: Disable scheduled jobs on a remote computer

This command disables the TestJob scheduled job on two remote computers, Srv01 and Srv10.

The command uses the Invoke-Command cmdlet to run a Disable-ScheduledJob command on the Srv01 and Srv10 computers. The command uses the Name parameter of Disable-ScheduledJob to select the TestJob scheduled job on each computer.


PS C:\> Invoke-Command -ComputerName Srv01, Srv10 -ScriptBlock {Disable-ScheduledJob -Name TestJob}

Example 5: Disable a scheduled job by its global ID

This examples shows how to disable a scheduled job by using its global identifier. The value of the GlobalID property of a scheduled job is a unique identifier (GUID). Use the GlobalID value when precision is required, such as when you are disabling scheduled jobs on multiple computers.


 

The first command demonstrates one way of finding the GlobalID of a scheduled job. The command uses the Get-ScheduledJob cmdlet to get the scheduled jobs on the computer. A pipeline operator (|) sends the scheduled jobs to the Format-Table cmdlet which displays the Name, GlobalID, and Command properties of each job in a table.


PS C:\> Get-ScheduledJob | Format-Table -Property Name, GlobalID, Command -Autosize
Name             GlobalId                             Command
---- -------- -------
ArchiveProjects1 a26a0b3d-b4e6-44d3-8b95-8706ef621f7c C:\Scripts\Archive-DxProjects.ps1
Inventory 3ac37e5d-84c0-4a8f-9661-7e88ebb8f914 \\Srv01\Scripts\Get-FullInventory.ps1
Backup-Scripts 4d0cc6be-c082-48d1-baec-1bd8278f3c81 Copy-Item C:\CurrentScripts\*.ps1 -Destination C:\BackupScripts
Test-HelpFiles d77020ca-f20d-42be-86c8-fc64df97db90 .\Test-HelpFiles.ps1
Test-HelpFiles 2f1606d2-c6cf-4bef-8b1c-ae36a9cc9934 .\Test-DomainHelpFiles.ps1

 

The second command uses the Get-ScheduledJob cmdlet to get the scheduled jobs on the computer. A pipeline operator (|) sends the scheduled jobs to the Where-Object cmdlet, which selects the scheduled job with the specified global ID. Another pipeline operator sends the job to the Disable-ScheduledJob cmdlet, which disables it.


PS C:\> Get-ScheduledJob | Where-Object {$_.GlobalID = d77020ca-f20d-42be-86c8-fc64df97db90} | Disable-ScheduledJob

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