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Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition by Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks

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Chapter 15. Multitasking with background jobs

Everyone’s always telling you to multitask, right? Why shouldn’t PowerShell help you with that by doing more than one thing at a time? It turns out that PowerShell can do exactly that, particularly for longer-running tasks that might involve multiple target computers. Make sure you’ve read chapters 13 and 14 before you dive into this chapter, because we’ll be taking those remoting and WMI concepts a step further.

15.1. Making PowerShell do multiple things at the same time

You should think of PowerShell as a single-threaded application, meaning that it can do only one thing at once. You type a command, you hit Enter, and the shell waits for that command to execute. You can’t run a second command ...

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