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How do I use Power Shell to execute code in windows scheduler

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I've got the code to do a ROBOCOPY pulling a folder and all sub-folders and files. I just don't know how to get Power Shell to execute the code using Windows Scheduler on Server 2008 R2. I'm using Task scheduler on the server to setup a scheduled backup from the client machine to the server

Here is my code:

ROBOCOPY \\aegis-pedge\C$\"visual studio 2010" D:\NASShare\"visual studio 2010" /E

It works like a charm when i open Power Shell and run the command. How can i automate this to work with Windows scheduler?

As Always Thanks in Advance EE!
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For that simple command PowerShell is too much. Just stick with the command itself - you can use that as above, just put into a task's commandline.

BTW, double quotes should always surround the complete path, not only fragments like the file name. Using double quote in-midst of the path can have unpredictable results. So your task command line should sound:
robocopy "\\aegis-pedge\C$\visual studio 2010" "D:\NASShare\visual studio 2010" /E

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OK, that sounds like a plan. However i cannot do the deed until after noon EST. I'll let you know how it pans out.

Thanks for your comment.
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Great advice! Thanks EE!
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