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Windows PowerShell™ 2.0: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Establishing Remote Background Jobs

Windows PowerShell 2.0 supports both local and remote background jobs. A background job is a command that you run asynchronously without interacting with it. When you start a background job, the command prompt returns immediately, and you can continue to work in the session while the job runs, even if it runs for an extended period of time.

Using Background Jobs

PowerShell runs background jobs on the local computer by default. You can run background jobs on remote computers by

  • Starting an interactive session with a remote computer and starting a job in the interactive session. This approach allows you to work with the background job the same way as you would on the local computer.

  • Running a background job on a remote ...

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