Powershell commands

View the current list of scheduled tasks


schtasks.exe
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For a full list of supported parameters


schtasks.exe /?

Create a new scheduled task

schtasks /Create /?
schtasks /Create /SC ONSTART /TN MyTaskName /TR "some command to exectute or path to a batchfile"

Run as Administrator:


schtasks /Create /SC ONSTART /TN MyTaskName /TR "some command to exectute or path to a batchfile" /RU SYSTEM
Delete scheduled task

schtasks /Delete /TN MyTaskName
Displays scheduled tasks

schtasks /Query
schtasks /Query /TN MyTaskName
Change the properties of scheduled task

schtasks /Change /?
Run scheduled task on demand

schtasks /Run /TN MyTaskName
Stop currently running scheduled task

schtasks /End

Adding a task to to the OS task scheduler

schtasks is in System32 if it's not already in your path.

schtasks can be run either on startup, timed, or as a one off execution

Full paths are needed in schtasks.

Examples


schtasks /Create /SC ONSTART /TN TimeSync /TR "w32tm /resync"

This forces a time re-sync.  You could replace the /TR with a script rather than a direct command.

Triggering running of a batch file

Batch files need to be ANSI not Unicode.

Testing powershell script when run through powershell command line can have errors and still complete, but when running as script file from task scheduler can "shells out" and stop when reaching an error in the file, so ensure you include error handling if needed.

Full paths are needed in schtasks.

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