PowerShell Bug – New-ScheduledTaskTrigger

This used to work with a new Windows 10 device which came pre-installed with Windows 10….. But then I saw a 1511 update that had come through in Windows Updates, so I upgraded Windows to Windows 10 version 1511, this was classed as an upgrade, not just a normal update.

I then started to get a bug when trying to run the following PowerShell to add in a scheduled task:

$L = New-ScheduledTaskAction –Execute "`"${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}\Winamp\Winamp.exe`"" -Argument "$env:SystemDrive\Music\playlist.m3u8"
$T = New-ScheduledTaskTrigger -AtLogOn -User FredSmith
$P = New-ScheduledTaskPrincipal -UserId "$env:COMPUTERNAME\FredSmith" -LogonType Password
$S = New-ScheduledTaskSettingsSet -AllowStartIfOnBatteries -DontStopIfGoingOnBatteries
Register-ScheduledTask -TaskName "Winamp Playlist" -Action $L -Trigger $T -Settings $S

The error was…..

New-ScheduledTaskTrigger : Method "NewTriggerByLogon" not found
At line:1 char:6
+ $T = New-ScheduledTaskTrigger -AtLogOn -User ejukebox
+      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (PS_ScheduledTask:Root/Microsoft/...S_ScheduledTask) [New-Sche 
   duledTaskTrigger], CimException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : HRESULT 0x80041002,New-ScheduledTaskTrigger

I looked online and researched, then cam accross this fix – run this below in PowerShell as administrator.

mofcomp C:\Windows\System32\wbem\SchedProv.mof

Problem solved…. I will report this through to the powers that be in Microsoft.

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