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Disable-ScheduledJob

JuanPablo Jofre|Last Updated: 5/8/2017
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SYNOPSIS

Disables a scheduled job.

SYNTAX

Definition (Default)

Disable-ScheduledJob [-InputObject] <ScheduledJobDefinition> [-PassThru] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]
 [<CommonParameters>]

DefinitionId

Disable-ScheduledJob [-Id] <Int32> [-PassThru] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

DefinitionName

Disable-ScheduledJob [-Name] <String> [-PassThru] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Disable-ScheduledJob cmdlet temporarily disables scheduled jobs. Disabling preserves all job properties and does not disable the job triggers, but it prevents the scheduled jobs from starting automatically when triggered. You can start a disabled scheduled job by using the Start-Job cmdlet or use a disabled scheduled job as a template.

To disable a scheduled job, the Disable-ScheduledJob cmdlet sets the Enabled property of the scheduled job to False ($false). To re-enable the scheduled job, use the Enable-ScheduledJob cmdlet.

Disable-ScheduledJob 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 was introduced in Windows PowerShell 3.0.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Disable a scheduled job

PS C:\> Disable-ScheduledJob -ID 2 -Passthru
Id         Name            Triggers        Command                                  Enabled
--         ----            --------        -------                                  -------
2          Inventory       {1, 2}          \\Srv01\Scripts\Get-FullInventory.ps1    False

This command disables the scheduled job with ID 2 on the local computer. The output shows the effect of the command.

Example 2: Disable all scheduled jobs

PS C:\> Get-ScheduledJob | Disable-ScheduledJob -Passthru
Id         Name            Triggers        Command                                  Enabled
--         ----            --------        -------                                  -------
1          ArchiveProje... {}              C:\Scripts\Archive-DxProjects.ps1        False
2          Inventory       {1, 2}          \\Srv01\Scripts\Get-FullInventory.ps1    False
4          Test-HelpFiles  {1}             .\Test-HelpFiles.ps1                     False
5          TestJob         {1, 2}          .\Run-AllTests.ps1                       False

This command disables all scheduled jobs on the local computer. It uses the Get-ScheduledJob cmdlet to get all scheduled job and the Disable-ScheduledJob cmdlet to disable them.

You can re-enable scheduled job by using the Enable-ScheduledJob cmdlet and run a disabled scheduled job by using the Start-Job cmdlet.

Disable-ScheduledJob does not generate warnings or errors if you disable a scheduled job that is already disabled, so you can disable all scheduled jobs without conditions.

Example 3: Disable selected scheduled jobs

PS C:\> Get-ScheduledJob | Where-Object {!$_.Credential} | Disable-ScheduledJob

This command disables scheduled job do not include a credential. Jobs without credentials run with the permission of the user who created them.

The command uses the Get-ScheduledJob cmdlet to get all scheduled jobs on the computer. A pipeline operator sends the scheduled jobs to the Where-Object cmdlet, which selects scheduled jobs that do not have credentials. The command uses the not (!) operator and references the Credential property of the scheduled job. Another pipeline operator sends the selected scheduled jobs to the Disable-ScheduledJob cmdlet, which disables them.

Example 4: Disable scheduled jobs on a remote computer

PS C:\> Invoke-Command -ComputerName Srv01, Srv10 -ScriptBlock {Disable-ScheduledJob -Name TestJob}

This command disables the TestJob scheduled job on two remote computers, Srv01 and Srv10.

The command uses the Invoke-Command cmdlet to run a Disable-ScheduledJob command on the Srv01 and Srv10 computers. The command uses the Name parameter of Disable-ScheduledJob to select the TestJob scheduled job on each computer.

Example 5: Disable a scheduled job by its global ID

The first command demonstrates one way of finding the GlobalID of a scheduled job. The command uses the Get-ScheduledJob cmdlet to get the scheduled jobs on the computer. A pipeline operator (|) sends the scheduled jobs to the Format-Table cmdlet, which displays the Name, GlobalID, and Command properties of each job in a table.
PS C:\> Get-ScheduledJob | Format-Table -Property Name, GlobalID, Command -Autosize
Name             GlobalId                             Command
----             --------                             -------
ArchiveProjects1 a26a0b3d-b4e6-44d3-8b95-8706ef621f7c C:\Scripts\Archive-DxProjects.ps1
Inventory        3ac37e5d-84c0-4a8f-9661-7e88ebb8f914 \\Srv01\Scripts\Get-FullInventory.ps1
Backup-Scripts   4d0cc6be-c082-48d1-baec-1bd8278f3c81  Copy-Item C:\CurrentScripts\*.ps1 -Destination C:\BackupScripts
Test-HelpFiles   d77020ca-f20d-42be-86c8-fc64df97db90 .\Test-HelpFiles.ps1
Test-HelpFiles   2f1606d2-c6cf-4bef-8b1c-ae36a9cc9934 .\Test-DomainHelpFiles.ps1

The second command uses the  Get-ScheduledJob cmdlet to get the scheduled jobs on the computer. A pipeline operator (|) sends the scheduled jobs to the Where-Object cmdlet, which selects the scheduled job with the specified global ID. Another pipeline operator sends the job to the **Disable-ScheduledJob** cmdlet, which disables it.
PS C:\> Get-ScheduledJob | Where-Object {$_.GlobalID = d77020ca-f20d-42be-86c8-fc64df97db90} | Disable-ScheduledJob

This examples shows how to disable a scheduled job by using its global identifier. The value of the GlobalID property of a scheduled job is a unique identifier (GUID). Use the GlobalID value when precision is required, such as when you are disabling scheduled jobs on multiple computers.

PARAMETERS

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: cf

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Id

Disables the scheduled job with the specified identification number (ID). Enter the ID of a scheduled job.

Type: Int32
Parameter Sets: DefinitionId
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-InputObject

Specifies the scheduled job to be disabled. Enter a variable that contains ScheduledJobDefinition objects or type a command or expression that gets ScheduledJobDefinition objects, such as a Get-ScheduledJob command. You can also pipe a ScheduledJobDefinition object to Disable-ScheduledJob.

Type: ScheduledJobDefinition
Parameter Sets: Definition
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Name

Disables the scheduled jobs with the specified names. Enter the name of a scheduled job. Wildcards are supported.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: DefinitionName
Aliases: 

Required: True
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-PassThru

Returns an object representing the item with which you are working. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: wi

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113216).

INPUTS

Microsoft.PowerShell.ScheduledJob.ScheduledJobDefinition

You can pipe a scheduled job to Disable-ScheduledJob.

OUTPUTS

None or Microsoft.PowerShell.ScheduledJob.ScheduledJobDefinition

If you use the Passthru parameter, Disable-ScheduledJob returns the scheduled job that was disabled. Otherwise, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

NOTES

  • Disable-ScheduledJob does not generate warnings or errors if you use it to disable a scheduled job that is already disabled.

Add-JobTrigger

Disable-JobTrigger

Disable-ScheduledJob

Enable-JobTrigger

Enable-ScheduledJob

Get-JobTrigger

Get-ScheduledJob

Get-ScheduledJobOption

New-JobTrigger

New-ScheduledJobOption

Register-ScheduledJob

Remove-JobTrigger

Set-JobTrigger

Set-ScheduledJob

Set-ScheduledJobOption

Unregister-ScheduledJob

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