Change Job Priority

Applies To: Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

A job's priority level assigns it to a corresponding priority group in the job queue. There are five priority groups; in descending order in the queue, they are Highest, AboveNormal, Normal, BelowNormal, and Lowest

You can move a queued job from one priority group to another, which will place it at the end of the queue within that group. As an administrator, you can move the job from any group to any other group. As a user without administrative rights, you are restricted to the groups Normal, BelowNormal, and Lowest.

To change a job priority

  1. Navigate to the Job Properties sheet for the job. If the job is in the queue, you can do this by double-clicking it. If the job exists only as a template, you can open the Job Properties sheet by clicking File, then Submit Job with Template.

  2. On the Job Property sheet, click the Priority list box and select the priority for your job from the available options.

  3. Click Apply, and then click Submit, OK, or Save As Template, as appropriate.

To change a job priority using the Command Line Interface, type:

Job modify /priority:<priority_class> <jobId>

Where priority class is Highest, AboveNormal, Normal, BelowNormal, or Lowest.


This action can be performed only on jobs with a jobID.