adding a powershell snappin asynchronously
Posted on 2013-12-16
I am writing a powershell based application using winforms which is intended to deploy servers using SCCM. One of the functions the application provides is the creation of virtual machines using the VMware PowerCLI pssnapin. The problem is that the when the app is run, the add-pssnapin takes around 50 secs to complete, during which time it looks like the app has hung.
I've tried using start-job to add the snapin, but it doesn't seem to work - any calls to the powercli cmdlets fail.