App Background Task Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Windows PowerShell® is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. This reference topic for the information technology (IT) professional provides assistance in utilizing the Windows PowerShell cmdlets to script and automate tasks.

App Background Task Cmdlets

This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all App Background Task cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet.


Cmdlet Description


Disables background task logging in Event Viewer.


Enables background task logging in Event Viewer.


Gets background task information.


Configures the use of global pool by background tasks.


Starts a background task.


Unregisters a background task.

To list all the cmdlets that are available, use the Get-Command –Module AppBackgroundTask cmdlet.

For more information about, or for the syntax of, any of the cmdlets, use the Get-Help <cmdlet name> cmdlet, where <cmdlet name> is the name of the cmdlet that you want to research. For more detailed information, you can run any of the following cmdlets:

Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Detailed
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Examples
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Full

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