Novice Assistance to Automate Renaming of App_Offline.htm

Adam Gilbert 1 Reputation point

Hi Folks,

I have a IIS server hosting multiple websites that I need to take offline nightly.

I have commands that renames the files if I run PowerShell in the root web directory. e.g. D:\MyWebSites

I'd like to automate this to run nightly.

  1. rename App_Oflline-Template.htm to App_Offline.htm @ 22:30
  2. Rename App_Offline.HTM to pp_Oflline-Template.htm @ 23:30



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  1. Rich Matheisen 45,671 Reputation points

    You can find many answers to this question by using a search engine with "run powershell as scheduled job" or "run powershell as scheduled task".

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,506 Reputation points

    Hello @Adam Gilbert

    You can put your PowerShell command in .ps1 script and schedule it using Task scheduler with Local System account.


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  3. Anthony Axlen 1 Reputation point


    please take a look to both cmdlets:

    • New-JobTrigger
    • Register-ScheduledJob

    Use help to get examples and prepare the script basing on documentations.

    Thank you.

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