Stop-ScheduledTask

Stops all running instances of a task.

Syntax

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

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.

Parameters

-AsJob

ps_cimcommon_asjob

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-CimSessionhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=227967 or Get-CimSessionhttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=227966 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
-InputObject

Specifies the input to this cmdlet. You can use this parameter, or you can pipe the input to this cmdlet.

Type:CimInstance
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True
Accept wildcard characters:False
-TaskName

Specifies the name of a scheduled task.

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

Specifies an array of one or more paths for scheduled tasks in Task Scheduler namespace. You can use "*" for a wildcard character query. You can use \* for the root folder. To specify a full TaskPath you need to include the leading and trailing \. If you do not specify a path, the cmdlet uses the root folder.

Type:String
Position:2
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