PoshTip #40 – Add a Pause to Your PowerShell Script

Adding a pause into your PowerShell Script is really simple. You can use the Start-Sleep cmdlet with:

  • The -s parameter to specify time in seconds
  • The -m parameter to specify time in milliseconds.

The following command pauses your PowerShell Script for 5 seconds:

PS > Start-Sleep -s 5

You can also use the following alias:

PS > Sleep 5

More information here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee177002.aspx


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I work as an IT Production Manager, based in Paris (France) with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 10 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure", "MCSA: Windows Servers", "Administering & Deploying SCCM", and CheckPoint CCSA certified.