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PowerTip: Find Missed Runs on Scheduled Task or Job

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to find the number of missed runs on a scheduled task or scheduled job. How can I use Windows PowerShell to find the number of missed runs on a scheduled task or scheduled job?  Use the scheduled task cmdlets:PS C:> Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName MyScheduledJob | Get-ScheduledTaskInfo ...

Using Scheduled Tasks and Scheduled Jobs in PowerShell

Summary: Learn about using scheduled tasks and scheduled jobs in Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today Dave Bishop, senior technical writer on the Windows Server team, and June Blender, senior programming writer on the Windows Azure Active Directory team, investigate scheduled tasks and scheduled jobs in ...

Weekend Scripter: Use PowerShell to Clean Out Temp Folders

Summary: Guest blogger, Bob Stevens, talks about using Windows PowerShell to clean out temporary folders on desktops following a malware infection. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we welcome back our newest guest blogger, Bob Stevens. Yesterday Bob wrote about a quick script that he developed to pick out comments from a ...

Use PowerShell to Change the Mouse Pointer Scheme

Summary: Guest blogger and Honorary Scripting Guy Brian Wilhite talks about using Windows PowerShell to change a user’s mouse scheme. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today, we have a guest blogger—Brian Wilhite is an Honorary Scripting Guy and member of the Charlotte PowerShell Users Group. See previous blogs by Brian ...

Use PowerShell 3.0 to Find Enabled Windows 8 Features

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 to find enabled Windows 8 features. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One of the neat things about Windows (does not matter the version) is how I can customize the installation or deployment. In fact, nearly every version of Windows I have ever ...

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