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New-DbaAgentJobCategory makes it possible to create a job category that can be used with jobs.
It returns an array of the job(s) created.




Creates a new job category with the name ‘Category 1’.

New-DbaAgentJobCategory -SqlInstance sql1 -Category ‘Category 1’

Creates a new job category with the name ‘Category 2’ and assign the category type for a multi server job.

New-DbaAgentJobCategory -SqlInstance sql1 -Category ‘Category 2’ -CategoryType MultiServerJob


This command was created by Sander Stad. You can find Sander on Twitter and his blog.


From PowerShell, execute Get-Help New-DbaAgentJobCategory -Detailed for more information on this function.

Source Code

Want to see the source code? View New-DbaAgentJobCategory.ps1 on GitHub

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