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AddingTimeout to powershell script

Posted on 2014-09-30
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Hello Experts,
I have a script which is getting hung and not able to proceed to next commandline
Below is the script
$ST = new-object -com schedule.service
$Server = "Server1"
$ST.Connect($server)
$M = $ST.GetFolder("\").GetTask("GWSTSAutoPatch")
It gets hung on $ST.GetFolder("\").GetTask("GWSTSAutoPatch") and wont proceed into next command.
Now , question is  , Can I add a timeout on this? so , that script will wait for few sec and it will proceed if it does not get any response.
Thanks,
-Prashant Girennavar.
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Question by:Prashant Girennavar
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by:becraig
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You can use a do - until loop

do {$ST.GetFolder("\").GetTask("GWSTSAutoPatch")
Start-sleep 10}
until ($ST.GetFolder("\").GetTask("GWSTSAutoPatch" = some value; $M = $ST.GetFolder("\").GetTask("GWSTSAutoPatch"))

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Something like the above, I've not actually tested what you're trying to do though
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In the edit below, I simply add a try catch and if do not get a value for M we make it null and proceed.
$ST = new-object -com schedule.service
$Server = "Server1"
$ST.Connect($server)
start-sleep 15
try {
$M = $ST.GetFolder("\").GetTask("GWSTSAutoPatch")
}
catch [Exception] {
$M = $null
 return $_.Exception.Message
}

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