Generate Random Timeslot for scheduled tasks

I was tasked to create a PS script that created a Windows Server Backup policy with a random start time

I came up with the following script for the random start time bits.

function Get-TimeSlot($startTime, $EndTime) { $timeslots = @() for ($i = $startTime; $i -ne $EndTime; $i++) { if ($i -eq 24) { $i = 0 } $timeslots += $i } $timeslot = "$(Get-Random $timeslots):00" return $timeslot } Get-TimeSlot -startTime 20 -EndTime 4

There might be a more Powershell’ish way of doing this, but it gets the job done.


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