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August 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Good day, i am trying to use start-job as shown below.

My thinking is once the job completes i will have it do more, however when i run the command below i receive an error. The information i used as a guide was from


Start-Job { param ($ctx) Get-AzureRmRecoveryServicesAsrJob -AzureRmContext $ctx} -Argumentlist (Get-AzureRmContext)


PS Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::\\odcnafsvs001p\userm$\mcmahj> get-job | Receive-Job

Operation failed.

Unable to cast object of type 'Microsoft.Azure.Commands.Profile.Models.PSAzureContext' to type


+ CategoryInfo          : CloseError: (:) [Get-AzureRmRecoveryServicesAsrJob], Exception

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Azure.Commands.RecoveryServices.SiteRecovery.GetAzureRmR


+ PSComputerName        : localhost


Thank you for any help.

August 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm

What version of AzureRM.RecoveryServices.SiteRecovery do you have on your machine?  I don't see -AzureRmContext as an available parameter.  At least not on 0.2.5 and it looks like the latest is 0.2.8.

I do see -DefaultProfile available, which is an alias for the AzureContext, but you shouldn't have to pass that in as the job will run in the current context that you're executing the Azure command from.

August 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Thank you for the reply i am running 0.2.8AzureRM.RecoveryServices.SiteRecovery

If i try to leave out the context


Start-Job { Get-AzureRmRecoveryServicesAsrJob}


i receive the following error.

Operation failed.


Vault Settings are missing. Please import Vault Settings and verify the same

+ CategoryInfo          : CloseError: (:) [Get-AzureRmRecoveryServicesAsrJob], Exception

+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Azure.Commands.RecoveryServices.SiteRecovery.GetAzureRmRecoveryServicesAsrJob

+ PSComputerName        : localhost


My understanding is the context needs passed through as a param because the scriptblock is not aware.

August 16, 2018 at 5:48 pm

It's possible.  But I'm getting the same error with the command regardless if I'm running it as a job or if I'm running it on the console.  It might be a bug with the command.  Like if you run:

Get-AzureRmRecoveryServicesAsrJob -AzureRmContext (Get-AzureRmContext)

Do you still get the error?

August 16, 2018 at 7:20 pm

Yep, as you said same error. Which begs the question how can i get the type the command is looking for?


instead of