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  1. Fix .NET date formatting bug in .ToString()

    PS D:\> gcim win32_operatingsystem | % caption
    Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard

    PS D:\> $PSVersionTable.PSVersion

    Major Minor Build Revision
    ----- ----- ----- --------
    5 1 14393 1358

    PS D:\> [DateTime]::Now.ToString('yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss')
    2017-07-27 12.29.37

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      9 comments  ·  PowerShell Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove the implied Get- verb

      Please remove the ability to use the implied Get verb. It is cryptic, expensive and unnecessary.
      Thanks.

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        2 comments  ·  Other PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • [Bug] IE automation script will no longer work in PowerShell version 5

        To be better notified of incoming tickets in our ticket system I developed a script that opens a hidden IE instance:

        $ie = New-Object -ComObject InternetExplorer.Application
        (I tried the respective registry entry and "$ie = new-object -Com InternetExplorer.ApplicationMedium", no better.)

        (This input box is too small.)

        After some script statements to log in and navigate to the incoming tickets monitor, I do a

        $newcalls = $ie.Document.getElementsByName("callid")

        (This input box is too small.)

        That's working perfectly fine in PowerShell version 4, but in v5 I get

        Exception from HRESULT: 0x800A138A
        At <path>.ps1:89
        char:5
        + $newcalls = $ie.Document.getElementsByName("callid")
        + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo…

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          5 comments  ·  PowerShell Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • very inconsistent drive letter usage

          Hi there

          in this case I have to remove and reinstall an OS while booting from usb stick. But this is only one example - it´s not the first time im seeing this behaviour.

          if (Test-path c:) {Get-Volume -DriveLetter c | Get-Partition | Remove-PartitionAccessPath -AccessPath c:\}

          In this line the term C is used three times

          First time as c: (here would be c:\ also possible)
          Second time as c (neither c: nor c:\ is working here)
          Third time as c:\ (neither c nor c: is working here)

          I´m working with variables - this means I have to create 3…

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            2 comments  ·  PowerShell Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • SqlServer module Join-SqlAvailabilityGroup connection pooling error

            When I call Join- SqlAvailabilityGroup commandlet and active database for pooled connections is not master, I get an error message. There are could be number of different reasons why active database for the PowerShell session would change.

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              1 comment  ·  Other PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • [BUG] Cannot import both PSDesiredStateConfiguration in-box module and PSDscResources (gallery module) in the same configuration

              OS: Windows Server 2016 1607 (14393.1593)
              PSVersionTable:
              Name Value
              ---- -----
              PSVersion 5.1.14393.1532
              PSEdition Desktop
              PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
              BuildVersion 10.0.14393.1532
              CLRVersion 4.0.30319.42000
              WSManStackVersion 3.0
              PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.3
              SerializationVersion 1.1.0.1

              PSDscResource module: v2.8.0.0

              Take a look at this configuration:
              Configuration DependentConfig
              {
              Import-DscResource -ModuleName PSDscResources -Name Registry

              Node MyNode01
              {

              File SetupScript
              {
              DestinationPath = 'C:\Scripts\hello.txt'
              Contents = 'somecommand'
              Type = 'File'
              Ensure = 'Present'
              DependsOn = '[Registry]regCheck'
              }

              Registry regCheck
              {
              Key = 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\SomeKey'
              ValueName = 'SomeValue'
              ValueData = 0
              ValueType = 'DWord'
              Ensure = 'Present'
              }
              }
              }

              DependentConfig -OutputPath C:\DependentConfig

              This requires PSDscResources module version 2.8.0.0 from…

              2 votes
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                investigating  ·  4 comments  ·  Desired State Configuration (DSC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Extend get-childitem with support for file systems exposed via WEBDAV, SFTP, FTP, HTTP

                Extend get-childitem with pluggable support for file systems exposed via HTTP, SCP, SFTP, FTP, WEBDAV.

                Meanwhile, still using curl and custom scripting.

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                  0 comments  ·  Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • ServerCertificateValidationCallback has no effect on Invoke-WebRequest/RestMethod

                  ServerCertificateValidationCallback has no effect on Invoke-WebRequest or Invoke-RestMethod. This is unexpected behavior (well at least the first time you try it :).

                  Details in this GitHub issue - https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell-Docs/issues/1753

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                    0 comments  ·  Other PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Drop Uservoice and open a GitHub repo for tracking issues

                    Seriously. How is this any good for tracking issues? You "upvote" an issue? Cmon.

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                      0 comments  ·  Other PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • [Issue] Get-MessageTrace pipe to Get-MessageTraceDetail

                      I got some weird data when running below cmdlet

                      Get-MessageTrace -StartDate "09/11/2017 00:00:00" -EndDate "09/15/2017 00:00:00" -PageSize 10 -Page 1 | Get-MessageTraceDetail | Select-Object Date, MessageTraceID, Event, Data, Detail | Out-GridView

                      It seems the last event of the first MessageTraceID keeps repating itself and was added next to last event of the next MessageTraceID. And its data keep growing. Please see below image for the clear representation of the issue.
                      https://1drv.ms/i/s!AtOz2sztWjOapgIwkbjyq-sy4_jm

                      Below image is the correct MessageDetail of MessageTraceId 2b87f940-0eee-4c39-71a9-08d4f9757430
                      https://1drv.ms/i/s!AtOz2sztWjOapgPFCL102diF6jRz

                      And below image is the correct MessageDetail of MessageTraceId f602c9c7-2a5b-4a5a-1256-08d4f8e9ba58
                      https://1drv.ms/i/s!AtOz2sztWjOapgSFXfJiKurb23w0

                      Can you please check why it is happening?

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                        1 comment  ·  Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • We need a proper set of built-in, easy-to-use, dedicated registry cmdlets

                        Managing registry keys and values on local and remote systems with PowerShell is a pain.

                        Reviewing the articles, forums and blogs on the Internet clearly shows that new PowerShell users struggle to understand how to use registry provider drives and the cmdlets like New-Item, Get-ItemProperty, New-ItemProperty, and so on. This has prompted the creation of a variety of home-brew modules and functions to deal with the problem, like this one, which is extremely useful, but is not built into PowerShell by default of course:

                        https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/RegistryLibrarypsm1-b38a81ba

                        PowerShell needs a proper set of built-in, dedicated registry cmdlets that 1) are easy to…

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                          4 comments  ·  PowerShell Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • using module <Module> does not work as expected

                          I have a problem with loading classes from a module.

                          Script is just two lines as following:
                          using module AzureAD
                          class TestClass { [Microsoft.Open.AzureAD.Model.Application] static DoIt() { return $null; } }

                          If I run this, using .\Script.ps1 I get the following error:
                          At C:\path\Script.ps1:3 char:20
                          + class TestClass { [Microsoft.Open.AzureAD.Model.Application] static D ...
                          + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                          Unable to find type [Microsoft.Open.AzureAD.Model.Application].
                          + CategoryInfo : ParserError: (:) [], ParseException
                          + FullyQualifiedErrorId : TypeNotFound

                          However, if I run "using module AzureAD" from the command line first and then run the script, it works fine...

                          What is the difference in running using module from…

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                          • Powershell does not interpret set variables

                            Powershell has (optionally) replaced cmd as a standard shell in Windows 10.

                            However it is a pity that Powershell is not able to interpret commands that rely on usage of variables that are defined in "set"

                            like %computername%, %windir%, %userprofile%, %appdata% etc
                            etc

                            Please respect your own system variables in use for decades Microsoft. Thank you a lot.
                            There must be way without breaking this.

                            try issuing a simple

                            cd %appdata%

                            in powershell (often used in KB articles), good luck and have fun (or not).

                            Imho while I could understand limitations this is pretty odd.

                            2 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  PowerShell Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • active directory get-adcomputer FQDN

                              get-adcomputer accepts FQDNs for the "server" (domain controller) parameter, but doesn't accept them for the "identity" (the adcomputer i'm trying to get-) parameter.

                              so

                              get-adcomputer -identity domaincontroller
                              get-adcomputer -identity domaincontroller -server domaincontroller
                              get-adcomputer -identity domaincontroller -server domaincontroller.domain.com

                              all work.

                              get-adcomputer -identity domaincontroller.domain.com

                              does not work.

                              what's the logic there?

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                                0 comments  ·  Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • BUG : New-Item -Type New-Item -Type SymbolicLink -Target a -Path b won't work in "developer mode" without elevation

                                Steps to reproduce

                                Windows 10 Pro, 1703 15063.608
                                "Developer mode" activated

                                PS D:\Partage\tmp> New-Item -Type File a

                                Répertoire : D:\Partage\tmp

                                Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
                                ---- ------------- ------ ----
                                -a---- 04/10/2017 11:42 0 a

                                PS D:\Partage\tmp> New-Item -Type SymbolicLink -Target a -Path b
                                New-Item : Cette opération nécessite un privilège d'administrateur.
                                Au caractère Ligne:1 : 1
                                + New-Item -Type SymbolicLink -Target a -Path b
                                + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                + CategoryInfo : PermissionDenied: (D:\Partage\tmp\a:String) [New-Item], UnauthorizedAccessException
                                + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NewItemSymbolicLinkElevationRequired,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.NewItemCommand

                                PS D:\Partage\tmp>

                                Well this did not work, let's try with good old CMD.exe

                                PS D:\Partage\tmp> cmd
                                Microsoft Windows [version 10.0.15063]
                                (c) 2017 Microsoft Corporation.…

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                                • How do I download modules manually from gallery behind a firewall/proxy?

                                  For companies like banks which are very restrictive regarding internet downloads, I have no internet connectivity directly from powershell, only from my browsers. As such I cannot use install-module from powershell.

                                  Our desktops are only windows 7 but locked down running ps version 2 and powershell console doesn't have proxy access. I cannot run install-module on my servers neither as my servers have no internet connection.

                                  Is there a workaround to download a module manually as a zipped file so that I can I unzip and install them manually in my server?

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                                    2 comments  ·  Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Date and time returned by Folder.GetDetailsOf() are missing seconds

                                    PS C:\> $path = 'C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe'
                                    PS C:\> $shell = New-Object -COMObject Shell.Application
                                    PS C:\> $folder = Split-Path $path
                                    PS C:\> $file = Split-Path $path -Leaf
                                    PS C:\> $shellfolder = $shell.Namespace($folder)
                                    PS C:\> $shellfile = $shellfolder.ParseName($file)
                                    PS C:\> $shellfolder.GetDetailsOf($shellfile, 4)
                                    18/03/2017 21:58

                                    Why does the output miss seconds?

                                    If this is related to my current culture (en-IE), and therefore expected behavior, then how would I change this? If I use Using-Culture nl-NL { ... } (as on the MSDN blog), then Get-Date indeed shows the time in Dutch. However, GetDetailsOf() does not!

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                                    • PS 5 assigning to list value while PS 4 isn´t

                                      Hi!

                                      We recently got WMF 5.1 (KB3191566) that included PS 5.
                                      We then began finding differences in the behavior of PS 5 and PS 4 when running our scripts. The result was different.

                                      We didn´t notice this problem since someone wrapped it in a try catch block... So to recreate this issue/bug I made this script and ran it on one host with PS 5 and one VM host on PS 4.

                                      add-type -Language CSharpVersion3 -TypeDefinition @"
                                      public class TestClass
                                      {
                                      public System.Collections.Generic.List<System.Int32> listObject { get; set; }
                                      }
                                      "@

                                      [string]$string = "1"

                                      $classWithList = New-Object TestClass

                                      $classWithList.listObject = $string

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                                      • update-help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'Provisioning'

                                        I receive the following error when running Update-Help in PowerShell.

                                        PS C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\Provisioning> update-help
                                        update-help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'Provisioning' with UI culture(s) {en-US} : Unable to retrieve
                                        the HelpInfo XML file for UI culture en-US. Make sure the HelpInfoUri property in the module manifest is valid or
                                        check your network connection and then try the command again.
                                        At line:1 char:1
                                        + update-help -force
                                        + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                        + CategoryInfo : ResourceUnavailable: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
                                        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnableToRetrieveHelpInfoXml,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

                                        PowerShell info:
                                        PS C:\> $PSVersionTable.PSVersion

                                        Major Minor Build Revision
                                        ----- ----- ----- --------
                                        5 1 15063 138

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                                        • Position of PowerShell window appears behind Windows taskbar when taskbar is at top

                                          Dynamically detecting the taskbar position, and dynamically modifying the starting position of the powershell window when opening powershell might be a good solution. I am on Windows 10 with three monitors. The taskbar is locked, not automatically hidden, taskbar is only shown on main display.

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