CM Scheduled Maintenance Tasks Info
Because of this reddit post, Maintenance Task does not finish, I got inspired to look closer at maintenance tasks. There is already a view for seeing what your tasks are set to, and how long they have taken to run the last time they ran.
There is also a very helpful instructions here, How site maintenance tasks can make your life much easier, including some powershell, for asking any of the tasks to "run now", instead of waiting for a scheduled time.
I've included the powershell code for 'run now', just in case (as sometimes happens for me) a linked post disappears.
Why this might be interesting to know... if a task takes "too long", or, say, Backups run because a task triggers at midnight, backup triggers at 1am, and the midnight-task gets cancelled and never finishes, you might want to adjust some of the timings, or 'DeleteOlderThan', because your site might need adjusting.
DATEDIFF(SECOND, SQLTaskStatus.LastStartTime, SQLTaskStatus.LastCompletionTime ) as 'RunTime in seconds',
CASE WHEN (1&SQLTaskStatus.DaysOfWeek)=1 THEN 'SUNDAY' END as 'Sunday',
CASE WHEN (2&SQLTaskStatus.DaysOfWeek)=2 THEN 'MONDAY' END as 'Monday',
CASE WHEN (4&SQLTaskStatus.DaysOfWeek)=4 THEN 'TUESDAY' END as 'Tuesday',
CASE WHEN (8&SQLTaskStatus.DaysOfWeek)=8 THEN 'WEDNESDAY' END as 'Wednesday',
CASE WHEN (16&SQLTaskStatus.DaysOfWeek)=16 THEN 'THURSDAY' END as 'Thursday',
CASE WHEN (32&SQLTaskStatus.DaysOfWeek)=32 THEN 'FRIDAY' END as 'Friday',
CASE WHEN (64&SQLTaskStatus.DaysOfWeek)=64 THEN 'SATURDAY' END as 'Saturday',
from vSMS_SQLTaskStatus AS SQLTaskSTatus
order by SQLTaskStatus.TaskName
Powershell for triggering a task to 'run now'.
-replace SiteCode with your site code
-replace the name with the name of the task you want to run
and you do have to run it while connected to your Provider
$SiteCode = 'ABC'
$MT = Get-CMSiteMaintenanceTask -SiteCode $SiteCode -Name 'Delete Aged Scenario Health History'
$MethodParam = New-Object 'System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary[String,Object]'
$ConfigMgrCon = Get-CMConnectionManager
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