Stop-ScheduledTask

Stops all running instances of a task.

Syntax

Stop-ScheduledTask
    [-InputObject] <CimInstance>
    [-AsJob]
    [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
    [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
    [<CommonParameters>]
Stop-ScheduledTask
    [-TaskName] <String>
    [[-TaskPath] <String>]
    [-AsJob]
    [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
    [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Stop-ScheduledTask cmdlet immediately stops all running instances of a registered background task. Upon success, the cmdlet returns a registered scheduled task object.

Examples

Example 1: Stop a scheduled task

PS C:\> Stop-ScheduledTask -TaskName "ScanSoftware"

This command stops all instances of a task named ScanSoftware in the root folder.

Example 2: Stop all instances of all tasks in a folder

PS C:\>Get-ScheduledTask -TaskPath "\UpdateTasks\" | Stop-ScheduledTask

This command uses the Get-ScheduledTask cmdlet to get all scheduled tasks in the UpdateTasks folder. The command pipes this information to the Stop-ScheduledTasks cmdlet, which stops all running instances of these scheduled tasks.

Required Parameters

-InputObject

Specifies the input object that is used in a pipeline command.

Type:CimInstance
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-TaskName

Specifies the name of a scheduled task.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Aliases:Session
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-TaskPath

Specifies the path for a scheduled task in Task Scheduler namespace. You can use \ for the root folder. If you do not specify a path, the cmdlet uses the root folder.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False