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This command starts a job then returns connected SMO object for SQL Agent Job information for each instance(s) of SQL Server.




Starts all running SQL Agent Jobs on the local SQL Server instance.

Start-DbaAgentJob -SqlInstance localhost

Starts the cdc.DBWithCDC_capture SQL Agent Job on sql2016.

Get-DbaAgentJob -SqlInstance sql2016 -Job cdc.DBWithCDC_capture | Start-DbaAgentJob

Starts the cdc.DBWithCDC_capture SQL Agent Job on sql2016.

Start-DbaAgentJob -SqlInstance sql2016 -Job cdc.DBWithCDC_capture

Restarts all failed jobs on all servers in the $servers collection

$servers | Find-DbaAgentJob -IsFailed | Start-DbaAgentJob


This command was created by Chrissy LeMaire. You can find Chrissy on Twitter.


From PowerShell, execute Get-Help Start-DbaAgentJob -Detailed for more information on this function.

Source Code

Want to see the source code? View Start-DbaAgentJob.ps1 on GitHub

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