Microsoft has just released a new cmdlet in the realm of Azure automation.


The cmdlet is designed to start runbook jobs in the same account as the current running runbook, without having to define any endpoints/credentials/etc.

Syntax is:

Start-AutomationRunbook [-Name] <string> [-Parameters <IDictionary>] [-RunOn <string>] [<CommonParameters>]

How to start a runbook:

Start-AutomationRunbook – Name "Test-JSONOutput"

Start a runbook on a hybrid worker

Start-AutomationRunbook – Name "Test-JSONOutput" –RunOn "Denmark"

NB! The cmdlet can only be used inside runbooks

Great little addition to the built in cmdlets in Azure automation!