Remove Job - PowerShell


Remove-Job stops and removes a specified background job from the session. Use this command to end jobs that are no longer needed or are causing issues.


Remove-Job [-Id] <Object> [[-Confirm] <SwitchParameter>] [[-WhatIf] <SwitchParameter>] [-Force] [-Session <PSSession>] [-ErrorAction <ErrorAction>] [-ErrorVariable <String>] [-OutVariable <String>] [-OutBuffer <Int32>]


  • -Id: Specifies the Id of the job to remove. This parameter can accept job objects, job names, or job IDs.
  • -Confirm: Prompts for confirmation before removing the job.
  • -WhatIf: Simulates the operation without actually removing the job.
  • -Force: Stops and removes the job without prompting for confirmation.
  • -Session: Specifies the session in which the job was created.
  • -ErrorAction: Controls how errors are handled.
  • -ErrorVariable: Stores the error information in a variable.
  • -OutVariable: Stores the job object in a variable.
  • -OutBuffer: Specifies the number of job objects to store in the pipeline buffer.


Simple Removal:

Remove-Job -Id 12345

Removal with Confirmation Prompt:

Remove-Job -Id 12345 -Confirm

Removal of Multiple Jobs:

Remove-Job -Id (Get-Job | Where-Object {$_.State -eq "Running"})

Common Issues

  • Permission Denied Error: Ensure you have sufficient permissions to stop and remove the job.
  • Job Not Found Error: Verify that the specified job ID or name is correct.


Remove-Job can be used with other commands to manage background jobs. For example:

Get-Job | Remove-Job

This command will list all running jobs and remove them.

  • Get-Job: Retrieves information about background jobs.
  • Start-Job: Starts a new background job.
  • Stop-Job: Stops a running job without removing it.