Scheduling a SQL Server Job

In this recipe, we will demonstrate how to schedule a SQL Server Job using PowerShell and SMO.

Getting ready

In this recipe, we assume you have a job called Test Job in your development environment that you can run. This was created in the Creating a SQL Server Job recipe. If you do not have this job, pick another job in your system that you can use.

We will schedule this job to run every weekend night at 10 P.M.

How to do it...

Let's look at the steps to schedule a SQL Server Job using PowerShell:

  1. Open PowerShell ISE as administrator.
  2. Import the SQLPS module and create a new SMO Server object:
    #import SQL Server module Import-Module SQLPS -DisableNameChecking #replace this with your instance name $instanceName = "localhost" ...

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