Run a Powershell script as Scheduled Task

Running a PowerShell script as scheduled task is not as easy as entering PowerShell.exe *script name.ps1*. I have been struggling with it for quite some time.

Here is a command line to get it up and running:

1) Set the execution policy so script are allowed to run, open PowerShell and enter:

Set-executionpolicy -scope currentuser -executionpolicy unrestricted

Choose Y (Yes) to allow scripts to run.

2) Next open scheduled task and enter:

powershell.exe -command "& ‘C:\My Scripts\Backup.ps1’ "

change the name of the script to the name of your script.


Now the script will run on the chosen date and time.


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