JAMS Supports Windows PowerShell
MVP Systems Software is proud to offer robust
support for Windows PowerShell, the command line and scripting language
developed by Microsoft to help administrators work more efficiently with applications
running on the Windows platform.
JAMS is the ideal automation solution for administrators and
.NET application developers who need to easily and rapidly integrate batch
processing into their PowerShell scripts or use PowerShell scripts to manage their
JAMS leverages PowerShell unlike any other job scheduling
vendor due to the fact that JAMS is the only job scheduler engineered on the .NET
- JAMS includes a custom PowerShell host that it uses when executing PowerShell scripts.
This provides better error control, improved parameter passing, host to script communication
and detached UI capabilities.
- JAMS includes a PowerShell snap-in that contains over 50 JAMS specific cmdlets which
make it easy to manage, manipulate and control JAMS using PowerShell. And our cmdlets
follow all PowerShell naming and usage guidelines and make full use of the object
- The JAMS snap-in also includes a PowerShell provider that exposes the JAMS object
hierarchy. Moving and managing JAMS objects is as easy as moving and managing files.
JAMS users can find information about getting started with the JAMS PowerShell snap-in
JAMS PowerShell Snap-In
An overview of the JAMS PowerShell Snap-In features including JAMS PowerShell
cmdlets and PowerShell provider.
PowerShell: Here is what you need to know
Microsoft MVP and Windows PowerShell guru Don Jones discusses why organizations
need to start embracing Windows PowerShell or get left behind the times.
Turning Commands into
Tools with Windows PowerShell
PowerShell expert Don Jones offers a Webinar on turning commands into repeatable,
parameterized tools! You'll learn all about PowerShell's Advanced Functions, enabling
you to create an easily-distributable module with your own commands, and to make
those commands look, feel, and behave almost exactly like a native PowerShell cmdlet.
The JAMS PowerPack utilizes many of the cmdlets from the JAMS PowerShell Snap-in
to make it even easier to perform common PowerShell actions with JAMS. The PowerPack
prompts users for parameters that would otherwise need to be specified at the PowerShell
command line. PowerGUI’s graphical interface can make it easier to perform
actions on specific JAMS objects. The PowerPack allows for management of the current
schedule, Queues, Triggers, Variables, and Named Times. The file transfer cmdlets
are also supported by the PowerPack and will prompt for the necessary parameters.
Another benefit is that the PowerPack will only prompt for common parameters such
as “Server” once while PowerShell requires the information to be entered
each time the command is executed.
PowerGUI and PowerShell ISE can now be launched from the JAMS source code editor.
Both PowerGUI and PowerShell ISE have rich environments for editing PowerShell scripts.
This means that JAMS users can take advantage of PowerGUI’s autocomplete and
PowerShell help features when editing their PowerShell jobs. After changes have
been saved JAMS seamlessly loads the changes back into the source code editor. Integration
with these editors can save JAMS user’s time because they will have access
to more resources and have the ability to test their scripts while writing them.
JAMS PowerGUI PowerPack
JAMS PowerGUI Snippets
Additional information on JAMS PowerShell Support can be found at www.JAMSSupport.com.
JAMS PowerShell Support