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want to create snapshots from all Virtual Machines in Hyper-V with a scheduled task while they are running (just like in the server manager: rightclick on the VM, snapshot).
what's the best way to do this?
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Follow the steps outlined in Taylor Brown's blog entry on this subject at http://blogs.msdn.com/taylorb/archive/2008/06/16/hyper-v-wmi-creating-applying-deleting-virtual-machine-snapshots.aspx.  Necessary Powershell scripts are included.  

To use ps scripts in a scheduled task:

1) Create a new scheduled task.

'The syntax is to execute the script is:
powershell -command "& 'SomeDir\myScript.ps1'"  

2) Set the script to run as your normal task scheduler accounts.
3) Execute/Schedule task
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