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Checkpoint-Computer

Updated: May 8, 2014

Applies To: Windows PowerShell 4.0

Checkpoint-Computer

Creates a system restore point on the local computer.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Checkpoint-Computer [-Description] <String> [[-RestorePointType] <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Checkpoint-Computer cmdlet creates a system restore point on the local computer.

System restore points and the Checkpoint-Computer cmdlet are supported only on client operating systems, such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Beginning in Windows 8, Checkpoint-Computer cannot create more than one checkpoint each day.

Parameters

-Description<String>

Specifies a descriptive name for the restore point. This parameter is required.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-RestorePointType<String>

Specifies the type of restore point. The default is APPLICATION_INSTALL.

Valid values are APPLICATION_INSTALL, APPLICATION_UNINSTALL, DEVICE_DRIVER_INSTALL, MODIFY_SETTINGS, and CANCELLED_OPERATION.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

2

Default Value

APPLICATION_INSTALL

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.

  • None

    You cannot pipe objects to Checkpoint-Computer.


Outputs

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

  • None

    This cmdlet does not generate any output.


Notes

  • This cmdlet uses the CreateRestorePoint method of the SystemRestore class with a BEGIN_SYSTEM_CHANGE event.

  • Beginning in Windows 8, Checkpoint-Computer cannot create more than one system restore point each day. If you try to create a new restore point before the 24-hour period has elapsed, Windows PowerShell generates the following error:

    "A new system restore point cannot be created because one has already been created within the past 24 hours. Please try again later."

Examples

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

This command creates a system restore point called "Install MyApp". It uses the default APPLICATION_INSTALL restore point type.


PS C:\> Checkpoint-Computer -Description "Install MyApp"

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

This command creates a MODIFY_SETTINGS system restore point called "ChangeNetSettings".


PS C:\> Checkpoint-Computer -Description "ChangeNetSettings" -RestorePointType MODIFY_SETTINGS

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