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PowerShell Jobs Week: WMI and CIM Jobs

Summary: Richard Siddaway introduces you to WMI and CIM jobs in Windows PowerShell. Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my good friend, The Scripting Guy. This is the second in a series of posts that, hopefully, will shine the spotlight on Windows PowerShell jobs, remind people of their capabilities, and ...

PowerShell Jobs Week: Introduction to PowerShell Jobs

Summary: Richard Siddaway introduces you to Windows PowerShell jobs.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I’ve just starting learning Windows PowerShell, and I have some long running tasks to perform. What’s the best way of running these tasks? —LJ  Hello LJ, Honorary Scripting Guy, Richard Siddaway, here today filling in for my ...

Use Background Jobs to Run a PowerShell Server Uptime Report

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use background jobs to run a Windows PowerShell script that produces a server uptime report.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I like your script to get uptime and to get free disk space, but I cannot be responsible for running it on a regular basis. In addition, keep in mind we have a very ...