8.2. Automating Common Tasks Using the Windows Scheduler

IT personnel today spend a lot of time on repetitive tasks to accomplish various jobs. PowerShell provides a powerful language that can be used to write and execute scripts. These scripts can eliminate repetitive tasks and add the necessary logic to complete complex jobs. Since VMM is built entirely on top of PowerShell, anything an administrator can do in the Administrator Console can also be accomplished via PowerShell cmdlets. If you combine that with the ability to integrate with .NET and other data stores that are PowerShell ready, an administrator should be able to translate a lot of manual work into PowerShell scripts. The ability to schedule PowerShell scripts at specified intervals ...

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