Polls a Milestone XProtect Task item until the task completes.
Some long running operations like hardware scans and adding hardware return a "Task" item which provides status and progress information, and when the status of the task reaches either Error or Success, the properties of the task will contain useful information about a new item or other data depending on the operation. Or if there was an error, the ErrorCode and ErrorText properties will be filled in.
Wait-VmsTask provides you with a way to monitor one or more tasks simultaneously, and block until all tasks have completed. If $ProgressPreference is set to Continue (default) then you will also get a progress bar showing a rough % complete and estimated remaining time value.
- Requires VMS connection and will attempt to connect automatically
Starts an "express" hardware scan on the Recording Server specified in the $recorder variable. The Start-VmsHardwareScan normally calls Wait-VmsTask for you, but with the PassThru parameter the scan will be started and the task returned to you. We then pass all the paths into the Path parameter on Wait-VmsTask and when the tasks complete, they will be cleaned up and returned to the pipeline for the next step.
Specifies whether the "TaskCleanup" method should be called on each task as it completes.
Specifies the Task path in Milestone's Configuration API format.
- Allowed item types: Task
Specifies the activity name to display in the progress bar. The default is "Waiting for VMS Task(s) to complete".
This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.