Download and run the script from Mike Galvin.
Create folder c:\scripts
Create folder c:\scripts\logs
Create folder c:\scripts\vms
Save code from: https://github.com/Digressive/HyperV-Backup-Utility/blob/master/Hyper-V-Backup.ps1 to file Hyper-V-Backup.ps1 in the folder c:\scripts
Create a text file called c:\scripts\vms.txt and on a separate line list each Hyper-V VM name you would like to backup.
Right click on powershell and run as administrator
Run: C:\scripts\Hyper-V-Backup.ps1 -BackupTo C:\scripts\vms C:\scripts\vms.txt -Keep 4 -L C:\scripts\logs
More options available such as compress and email.
Schedule the task with Task scheduler
Open task scheduler by typing in taskschd.msc
Action > Create Task
Enter in a name like “Backup VMs”
Select “Run whether user is logged on or not”
Configure for: “Windows 10”
Daily, select start date / time
Stop task if it runs longer than: 4 hours (or whatever works for you)
Enter “powershell” in program / script
Enter for “Add arguments (optional):” C:\scripts\Hyper-V-Backup.ps1 -BackupTo C:\scripts\vms C:\scripts\vms.txt -Keep 4 -L C:\scripts\logs
Check the following:
“Allow task to be run on demand”
“Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed”
“Stop the task if it runs longer than: 4 hours (or whatever works for you)
“If the running task does not end when requested, force it to stop”