Enable-ScheduledJob

Enables a scheduled job.
Enable-ScheduledJob [-InputObject*] <ScheduledJobDefinition> [-PassThru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]
Enable-ScheduledJob [-Id*] <Int32> [-PassThru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]
Enable-ScheduledJob [-Name*] <String> [-PassThru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

The Enable-ScheduledJob cmdlet re-enables scheduled jobs that are disabled, such as those that are disabled by using the Disable-ScheduledJob cmdlet. Enabled jobs run automatically when triggered.

To enable a scheduled job, the Enable-ScheduledJob cmdlet sets the Enabled property of the scheduled job to $True.

Enabled-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.

Parameters
-Id <Int32>

  • This value is required

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

-InputObject <ScheduledJobDefinition>

  • This value is required
  • Accepts pipeline input ByValue

Specifies the scheduled job to enable. 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 Enable-ScheduledJob.

-Name <String>

  • This value is required
  • Default value is None

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

-PassThru [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is False

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

-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]

  • Default value is false

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

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.

Inputs

Microsoft.PowerShell.ScheduledJob.ScheduledJobDefinition

You can pipe a scheduled job to Enable-ScheduledJob.

Outputs

None or Microsoft.PowerShell.ScheduledJob.ScheduledJobDefinition

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

Examples
  1. Enable a scheduled job:
    PS C:> Enable-ScheduledJob -ID 2 -Passthru
    
       Id         Name            Triggers        Command                                  Enabled
       --         ----            --------        -------                                  -------
       2          Inventory       {1, 2}          \Srv01ScriptsGet-FullInventory.ps1    True

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

  2. Enable all scheduled jobs:
    PS C:> Get-ScheduledJob | Enable-ScheduledJob -Passthru
    
       Id         Name            Triggers        Command                                  Enabled
       --         ----            --------        -------                                  -------
       1          ArchiveProje... {}              C:ScriptsArchive-DxProjects.ps1        True
       2          Inventory       {1, 2}          \Srv01ScriptsGet-FullInventory.ps1    True
       4          Test-HelpFiles  {1}             .Test-HelpFiles.ps1                     True
       5          TestJob         {1, 2}          .Run-AllTests.ps1                       True

    This command enables all scheduled jobs on the local computer. It uses the Get-ScheduledJob cmdlet to get all scheduled job and the Enable-ScheduledJob cmdlet to enable them.

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

  3. Enable selected scheduled jobs:
    PS C:> Get-ScheduledJob | Get-ScheduledJobOption | Where-Object {$_.RunWithoutNetwork} | ForEach-Object {Enable-ScheduledJob -InputObject $_.JobDefinition}
    

    This command enables scheduled jobs that do not require a network connection.

    The command uses the Get-ScheduledJob cmdlet to get all scheduled jobs on the computer. A pipeline operator sends the scheduled jobs to the Get-ScheduledJobOption cmdlet, which gets the job options of each scheduled job. Each job options object has a JobDefinition property that contains the associated scheduled job. The JobDefinition property is used to complete the command.

    The command uses a pipeline operator (|) to send the job options to the Where-Object cmdlet, which selects scheduled job option objects in which the RunWithoutNetwork property has a value of True ($true). Another pipeline operator sends the selected scheduled job options objects to the ForEach-Object cmdlet which runs an Enable-ScheduledJob command on the scheduled job in the value of the JobDefinition property of each job options object.

  4. Enable scheduled jobs on a remote computer:
    PS C:> Invoke-Command -ComputerName "Srv01,Srv10" -ScriptBlock {Enable-ScheduledJob -Name "Inventory"}
    

    This command enables scheduled jobs that have “test” in their names on two remote computers, Srv01 and Srv10.

    The command uses the Invoke-Command cmdlet to run an Enable-ScheduledJob command on the Srv01 and Srv10 computers. The command uses the Name parameter of Enable-ScheduledJob to enable the Inventory scheduled job on each computer.

Additional Notes
 Enable-ScheduledJob does not generate warnings or errors if you use it to enable a scheduled job that is 
 already enabled.
Related Links

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