Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops SDK


Gets the task history for the MachineCreation Service.


Get-ProvTask [[-TaskId] <Guid>] [-Type <JobType>] [-Active <Boolean>] [-Metadata <String>] [-Property <String[]>] [-ReturnTotalRecordCount] [-MaxRecordCount <Int32>] [-Skip <Int32>] [-SortBy <String>] [-Filter <String>] [-FilterScope <Guid>] [-BearerToken <String>] [-TraceParent <String>] [-TraceState <String>] [-VirtualSiteId <String>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

Returns a list of tasks that have run or are currently running within the MachineCreation Service.


Name Description Required? Pipeline Input Default Value
TaskId Specifies the task identifier to be returned. false false  
Type Specifies the type of task to be returned. false false  
Active Specifies whether currently running tasks only or completed tasks only are returned. false false  
Metadata Gets records with matching metadata entries.      
The value being compared with is a concatenation of the key name, a colon, and the value. For example: -Metadata “abc:x*” matches records with a metadata entry having a key name of “abc” and a value starting with the letter “x”. false false    
Property Specifies the properties to be returned. This is similar to piping the output of the command through Select-Object, but the properties are filtered more efficiently at the server. false false  
ReturnTotalRecordCount When specified, the cmdlet outputs an error record containing the number of records available. This error record is additional information and does not affect the objects written to the output pipeline. See about_Prov_Filtering for details. false false False
MaxRecordCount Specifies the maximum number of records to return. false false 250
Skip Skips the specified number of records before returning results. Also reduces the count returned by -ReturnTotalRecordCount. false false 0
SortBy Sorts the results by the specified list of properties. The list is a set of property names separated by commas, semi-colons, or spaces. Optionally, prefix each name with a + or - to indicate ascending or descending order. Ascending order is assumed if no prefix is present. false false The default sort order is by name or unique identifier.
Filter Gets records that match a PowerShell-style filter expression. See about_Prov_Filtering for details. false false  
FilterScope Gets only results allowed by the specified scope id. false false  
BearerToken Specifies the bearer token assigned to the calling user false false  
TraceParent Specifies the trace parent assigned for internal diagnostic tracing use false false  
TraceState Specifies the trace state assigned for internal diagnostic tracing user false false  
VirtualSiteId Specifies the virtual site the PowerShell snap-in will connect to. false false  
AdminAddress Specifies the address of a XenDesktop controller the PowerShell snap-in will connect to. You can provide this as a host name or an IP address. false false Localhost. Once a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value becomes the default.

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Return Values


If the command fails, the following errors can result.
Error Codes

One of the specified objects was not found.
Only a subset of the available data was returned.
A filtering expression was supplied that could not be interpreted for this cmdlet.
The query required to get the database was not defined.
An error occurred in the service while attempting a database operation.
The operation could not be completed because the database for the service is not configured.
An error occurred in the service while attempting a database operation - communication with the database failed for various reasons.
You do not have permission to execute this command.
There was a problem communicating with the Citrix Delegated Administration Service.
There was a problem communicating with the remote service.
An unexpected error occurred. For more details, see the Windows event logs on the controller or the XenDesktop logs.


Example 1

c:\PS>Get-ProvTask -Active $false

TaskId                   : cfe5b3a2-c471-443e-b05e-8658e672d10f

Type                     : MyTask

Host                     : NYSERVER

Status                   : Finished

CurrentOperation         :

TaskProgress             : 100

TaskExpectedCompletion   : 10/10/2012 15:28:12

LastUpdateTime           : 10/10/2012 15:28:12

ActiveElapsedTime        : 56

DateFinished             : 10/10/2012 15:28:12

TerminatingError         :



Get all completed tasks for the MachineCreation Service.
All tasks will publish at least the fields listed above, plus more related to the particular task being performed.