Are you tired of manually running your Powershell scripts? Do you want to automate the process but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry I got your back! In this blog post I’m going to show you how to easily run Powershell scripts from the Windows Task Scheduler.
Setting Up Task Scheduler
First you need to open the Task Scheduler. You can do this by typing ‘Task Scheduler’ in the Windows search bar. Then click on ‘Create Basic Task’ in the right side of the window.
Next you need to give your task a name and choose what type of trigger you want. You can set your task to run daily weekly monthly or when a specific event occurs.
Finally you need to add the action. Select ‘Start a program’ and add the Powershell script. You can also choose to run the script with elevated privileges if needed.
|Open Task Scheduler
|Type ‘Task Scheduler’ in the Windows search bar
|Create Basic Task
|Click ‘Create Basic Task’ in the right side of the window
|Name the Task
|Give your task a name and choose the trigger type
|Select ‘Start a program’ and add the Powershell script
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Creating a PowerShell Script
So you’ve got something you want to achieve and you’re thinking about using a PowerShell script to do it? Well you’ve come to the right place! First off let’s have a look at what we need to do to get a script up and running.
The great thing about PowerShell scripts is that the creation process is really straightforward. Once you’ve got your code written you can save it as a .ps1 file and then execute the script from Task Scheduler to make your automation dreams come true.
So ready to get coding? First launch the PowerShell ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment) to start writing your script. This IDE is quite user-friendly and includes helpful features such as syntax highlighting code snippets and debugging capabilities. Simply copy-paste or type in your code into the script pane and press the save button to save your script as a .ps1 file.
The next step is quite crucial – setting up the Task Scheduler. This utility allows you to schedule and automate tasks on your computer. When you open it click on the Create Basic Task option. Here you’ll need to enter a name for your task and set the trigger (e.g. when the task should run). After that you can select the Action and set it to “Start a program”. In the Program/script field you’ll need to enter the path to the PowerShell executable followed by the file path to the script you saved before. And voila(!) you’re done!
Now you can hit the run button and your PowerShell script will be deployed on schedule. And there you have it- that’s how you can run a PowerShell script from Task Scheduler. Pretty easy right?
So don’t hesitate to dip your toes into the world of PowerShell scripting – and with this guide you’re off to a great start!
Editing the Task Scheduler Properties
Fine-tuning your task scheduler settings to make sure you’ve got your PowerShell script running smoothly is easier than you might think. All it takes is a few clicks and a bit of savvy tinkering.
First you’ll need to open the task Scheduler. The easiest way to do this is to search for it in the Start menu or simply type ‘Task Scheduler’ in the Windows Search Bar.
Once you’ve opened the task scheduler you’ll need to create a basic task. This can be done by clicking on the ‘Create Basic Task’ option from the Actions Panel on the right-hand side of the window.
After setting up the task you’ll need to go to the properties. You can choose to set up the trigger to how often or when you want the task to run or you can go to the ‘Actions’ menu option. This is where you will locate your PowerShell script.
Simply select the ‘Actions’ menu and then click ‘New’. This will open a new window in which you can enter the path to the PowerShell Script you previously saved. After selecting your PowerShell script the program will remember it for whenever you want the task to run again.
Another important task scheduler parameter setting which you should keep an eye on is the ‘Security Options’ tab. This tab helps you decide who can run the task. For instance you can choose whether it is only for the user or for multiple users who have the same access rights to the directory containing the script.
You can also take a look at the ‘History’ tab. This tab will provide you with information regarding the task’s status and last execution time. If the task fails to run properly you may be able to diagnose what went wrong.
Finally you can now save all your modifications by clicking the ‘OK’ button and all the changes will be applied to your task scheduler. And that’s it – your task is now at full power ready to take on any nasty tasks standing in the way of you and success!
Running the PowerShell Script with Task Scheduler
Sure you know that you need to be bold and organized when setting up tasks on a computer. Sure you know that you have to be precise and accurate when coding. But have you ever thought about how cool it could be to actually *have the computer do all the work*? With Task Scheduler this dream is actually achievable and you can even have it run your own custom-made PowerShell scripts!
So let’s get started. To run a PowerShell script with Task Scheduler you need to open up the program create a new task give it a name and then configure the settings. You’ll want to be sure to select “Run with highest privileges” (just to be on the safe side!) as well as select the option to run the task whether the user is logged on or not.
Once you’ve taken care of the setup it’s time to open the Action tab. Here you’ll need to specify the path to the actual PowerShell script. If you’re not totally sure where it is no worries! Just use the “Browse…” option to locate it.
And that’s it! Just hit “OK” to save your settings and your script will be running on a regular basis. It’s as easy as that! Now go ahead and revel in the glory of having the computer do all the work for you.