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On February 26, 2015
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When you maintain a number of servers which require to trigger the same scheduled task manually, you can simply the process by triggering the scheduled task remotely.

In this example I assume that the script is being executed on a dedicated management server (aka job server) within an Exchange Server 2013 environment. The scheduled task must exist on all servers having the same name.

Create a simple PowerShell script at a file location of your choice (i.e. D:\Scripts\Start-RemoteScheduledTasks.ps1)

$cimSession = New-CimSession -ComputerName SERVER1,SERVER2,SERVER3,SERVER4
Start-ScheduledTask TASKNAME -CimSession $cimSession
Remove-CimSession $cimSession

Now create a new shortcut on your server desktop with the following configuration:

Target: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -command "& D:\Scripts\Start-RemoteScheduledTasks.ps1"

If required, select "Run as Adminstrator" in Shortcut -> Advanced settings.

Enjoiy.


This post has been published originally on my legacy blog SF-Tools.

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