Here's a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use Windows PowerShell to find information about the last run of a scheduled job.
Question: You want to find out when a scheduled job last run. How can you use Windows PowerShell to do this?
Answer: Use the Get-ScheduledTask cmdlet to retrieve a specific scheduled task. Then pipeline the resulting object to the get-ScheduledTaskInfo cmdlet. This technique appears here with the Proxy task.
PS C:\> Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName proxy | Get-ScheduledTaskInfo
Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization. For more information see http://www.mtit.com.
Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.