How to list Background Jobs in PowerShell

by [Published on 12 Aug. 2014 / Last Updated on 12 Aug. 2014]

Tip explains how to list background jobs in PowerShell.

PowerShell jobs are created using Start-Job PowerShell cmdlet. To get all jobs and their status use the Get-Job PowerShell cmdlet.

  • Get-Job

The command gets the jobs in the current PowerShell session. The output includes a background job, a remote job and several instances of a scheduled job. 

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP, and was awarded Microsoft MVP in Directory Services. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles for various online communities. Nirmal can also be found contributing to PowerShell based Dynamic Packs for ADHealthProf.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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