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Set-ScheduledJobOption

Updated: May 7, 2014

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 4.0

Set-ScheduledJobOption

Changes the job options of a scheduled job.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Options
Set-ScheduledJobOption [-InputObject] <ScheduledJobOptions> [-ContinueIfGoingOnBattery] [-DoNotAllowDemandStart] [-HideInTaskScheduler] [-IdleDuration <TimeSpan> ] [-IdleTimeout <TimeSpan> ] [-MultipleInstancePolicy <TaskMultipleInstancePolicy> ] [-PassThru] [-RequireNetwork] [-RestartOnIdleResume] [-RunElevated] [-StartIfIdle] [-StartIfOnBattery] [-StopIfGoingOffIdle] [-WakeToRun] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Set-ScheduledJobOptions cmdlet changes the job options of scheduled jobs.

To change the options of a scheduled job, begin by using the Get-ScheduledJobOption cmdlet to get the job options of a scheduled job. Then, pipe the options to Set-ScheduledJobOption or save the options in a variable and use the InputObject parameter of Set-ScheduledJobOption cmdlet to identify the options. Use the remaining parameters of Set-ScheduledJobOption to change the job options.

To turn on a job option, use the parameter that sets that option. To turn off an option, type the parameter name, a colon (:), and $false. For example, to turn off the RunElevated option, type -RunElevated:$false.

Each job options object includes a JobDefinition property that contains the scheduled job, so the association with the scheduled job is retained when the job options are changed.

The scheduled job options determine how the job runs when it is started by Task Scheduler. These options to not apply when you use the Start-Job cmdlet to start a scheduled job.

Set-ScheduledJobOption 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

-ContinueIfGoingOnBattery

Do not stop the scheduled job if the computer switches to battery power (disconnects from AC power) while the job is running. By default, scheduled jobs stop when the computer disconnects from AC power.

The ContinueIfGoingOnBattery parameter sets the value of the StopIfGoingOnBatteries property of scheduled jobs to True.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

False

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-DoNotAllowDemandStart

Start the job only when it is triggered. Users cannot start the job manually, such as by using the Run feature in Task Scheduler.

This parameter only affects Task Scheduler. It does not prevents users from using the Start-Job cmdlet to start the job.

The DoNotAllowDemandStart parameter sets the value of the DoNotAllowDemandStart property of scheduled jobs to True.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

False

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-HideInTaskScheduler

Do not display the job in Task Scheduler. This value affects only the computer on which the job runs. By default, scheduled tasks appear in Task Scheduler.

Even if a task is hidden, users can display the task by selecting the "Show hidden tasks" view option in Task Scheduler.

The HideInTaskScheduler parameter sets the value of the ShowInTaskScheduler property of scheduled jobs to False.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

False

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-IdleDuration<TimeSpan>

Specifies how long the computer must be idle before the job starts. The default value is 10 minutes. If the computer is not idle for the specified duration before the value of IdleTimeout expires, the scheduled job does not run until the next scheduled time, if any.

Enter a timespan object, such as one generated by the New-TimeSpan cmdlet, or enter a value in <hours>:<minutes>:<seconds> format that is automatically converted to a timespan object

To enable this value, use the StartIfIdle parameter. By default, the StartIfNotIdle property of scheduled jobs is set to True and Windows PowerShell ignores the IdleDuration and IdleTimeout values.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

10 minutes

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-IdleTimeout<TimeSpan>

Specifies how long the computer must be idle before the job starts. The default value is 10 minutes. If the computer is not idle for the specified duration before the value of IdleTimeout expires, the scheduled job does not run until the next scheduled time, if any.

Enter a timespan object, such as one generated by the New-TimeSpan cmdlet, or enter a value in <hours>:<minutes>:<seconds> format that is automatically converted to a timespan object.

To enable this value, use the StartIfIdle parameter. By default, the StartIfNotIdle property of scheduled jobs is set to True and Windows PowerShell ignores the IdleDuration and IdleTimeout values.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

10 minutes

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-InputObject<ScheduledJobOptions>

Specifies the job options. Enter a variable that contains ScheduledJobOptions objects or type a command or expression that gets ScheduledJobOptions objects, such as a Get-ScheduledJobOption command. You can also pipe a ScheduledJobOptions object to Set-ScheduledJobOption.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-MultipleInstancePolicy<TaskMultipleInstancePolicy>

Determines how the system responds to a request to start an instance of a scheduled job while another instance of the job is running. The default value is IgnoreNew.

Valid values are:

-- IgnoreNew: The new job instance is ignored. This is the default value.

-- Parallel: The new job instance starts immediately.

-- Queue: The new job instance starts as soon as the current instance completes.

-- StopExisting: The current instance of the job stop and the new instance starts.

To run the job, all conditions for the job schedule must be met. For example, if the conditions that are set by the RequireNetwork, IdleDuration and IdleTimeout parameters are not satisfied, the job instance is not started, regardless of the value of this parameter.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

IgnoreNew

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PassThru

Returns the job options that changed. 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

-RequireNetwork

Runs the scheduled job only when network connections are available.

If you specify this parameter and the network is not available at the scheduled start time, the job does not run until the next scheduled start time, if any.

The RequireNetwork parameter sets the value of the RunWithoutNetwork property of scheduled jobs to False.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-RestartOnIdleResume

Restarts a scheduled job when the computer becomes idle. This parameter works with the StopIfGoingOffIdle parameter, which suspends a running scheduled job if the computer becomes active (leaves the idle state).

The RestartOnIdleResume parameter sets the value of the RestartOnIdleResume property of scheduled jobs to True.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

False

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-RunElevated

Runs the scheduled job with the permissions of a member of the Administrators group on the computer on which the job runs.

To enable a scheduled job to run with Administrator permissions, use the Credential parameter of Register-ScheduledJob to provide explicit credential for the job.

The RunElevated parameter sets the value of the RunElevated property of scheduled jobs to True.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

False

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-StartIfIdle

Starts the scheduled job if the computer has been idle for the time specified by the IdleDuration parameter before the time specified by the IdleTimeout parameter expires.

By default, the IdleDuration and IdleTimeout parameters are ignored and the job starts at the scheduled start time even if the computer is busy.

If you specify this parameter and the computer is busy (not idle) at the scheduled start time, the job does not run until the next scheduled start time, if any.

The StartIfIdle parameter sets the value of the StartIfNotIdle property of scheduled jobs to False.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

False

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-StartIfOnBattery

Starts the scheduled job even if the computer is running on batteries at the scheduled start time. The default value is False.

The StartIfOnBattery parameter sets the value of the StartIfOnBatteries property of scheduled jobs to True.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

False

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-StopIfGoingOffIdle

Suspends a running scheduled job if the computer becomes active (not idle) while the job is running.

By default, a scheduled job that is suspended when the computer becomes active resumes when the computer becomes idle again. To change this default behavior, use the RestartOnIdleResume parameter.

The StopIfGoingOffIdle parameter sets the value of the StopIfGoingOffIdle property of scheduled jobs to True.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

False

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WakeToRun

Wakes the computer from a Hibernate or Sleep state at the scheduled start time so it can run the job. By default, if the computer is in a Hibernate or Sleep state at the scheduled start time, the job does not run.

The WakeToRun parameter sets the value of the WakeToRun property of scheduled jobs to True.


Aliases

none

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.ScheduledJobOptions

    You can pipe a scheduled job options object to Set-ScheduledJobOption.


Outputs

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

  • None or Microsoft.PowerShell.ScheduledJob.ScheduledJobOptions

    When you use the Passthru parameter, Set-ScheduledJobOption returns the job options that were changed. Otherwise, this cmdlet does not generate any output.


Examples

Example 1: Change job options

This example shows how to change the options of a scheduled job on the local computer.


 

The first command uses the Get-ScheduledJobOption cmdlet to get the job options of the DeployPackage scheduled job. The output shows that the WakeToRun and RunElevated properties are set to False.

This command is not required; it is included only to show the effect of the option change.


PS C:\> Get-ScheduledJobOption -Name DeployPackage
StartIfOnBatteries     : False
StopIfGoingOnBatteries : True
WakeToRun : False
StartIfNotIdle : True
StopIfGoingOffIdle : False
RestartOnIdleResume : False
IdleDuration : 00:10:00
IdleTimeout : 01:00:00
ShowInTaskScheduler : True
RunElevated : False
RunWithoutNetwork : False
DoNotAllowDemandStart : False
MultipleInstancePolicy : IgnoreNew
JobDefinition :

 

The second command uses the Set-ScheduledJobOpton cmdlet to change the job options so the values of the WakeToRun and RunWithoutNetwork properties are True. The command uses the Passthru parameter to return the trigger after the change.


PS C:\> Get-ScheduledJobOption -Name DeployPackage | Set-ScheduledJobOption -WakeToRun -RequireNetwork:$False -Passthru
StartIfOnBatteries     : False
StopIfGoingOnBatteries : True
WakeToRun : True
StartIfNotIdle : True
StopIfGoingOffIdle : False
RestartOnIdleResume : False
IdleDuration : 00:10:00
IdleTimeout : 01:00:00
ShowInTaskScheduler : True
RunElevated : False
RunWithoutNetwork : True
DoNotAllowDemandStart : False
MultipleInstancePolicy : IgnoreNewJobDefinition :

Example 2: Change an option on all remote scheduled jobs

This command changes the value of the IdleTimeout from one hour (the default value) to two hours on all scheduled jobs on the Server01 computer.

The command uses the Invoke-Command cmdlet to run a command on the Server01 computer.

The remote command begins with a Get-ScheduledJob command that gets all scheduled jobs on the computer. The scheduled jobs are piped to the Get-ScheduledJobOption cmdlet, which gets the job options of the scheduled jobs. Each job options object contains a JobDefinition property that contains the scheduled job, so the options object remains associated with the scheduled job even when it is changed.

The job triggers are piped to the Set-ScheduledJobOption cmdlet, which changes the value of the IdleTimeout option to two hours (2:00:00).


PS C:\> Invoke-Command -Computer Server01 -ScriptBlock {Get-ScheduledJob | Get-ScheduledJobOption | Set-ScheduledJobOption -IdleTimeout 2:00:00}

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