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  1. How do I create an Azure Automation schedule with PowerShell using the Az Cmdlet New-AzAutomationSchedule?

    When I attempt to run the Cmdlet below with the following parameters, it fails:

    $AutomationAccountName = "CZEU1-INF-NP-0faa84be-AAA-01"

    $ResourceGroupName = "czeu2-app-np-rgp-01"

    $vmStartTime = (Get-Date "08:00:00").AddDays(1)

    $vmStopTime = (Get-Date "18:00:00")

    $timeZone = [TimeZoneInfo]::Local.DisplayName

    $vmStartupScheduleName = "Startup VMs 08:00 Daily Weekdays:

    $timeZone"

    $vmShutdownScheduleName = "Shutdown VMs 18:00 Daily

    Weekdays: $timeZone"

    [System.DayOfWeek[]]$WeekDays = @([System.DayOfWeek]::Monday..[System.DayOfWeek]::Friday)

    New-AzAutomationSchedule -AutomationAccountName $AutomationAccountName -Name $vmStartupScheduleName -StartTime $vmStartTime -WeekInterval 1 -DaysOfWeek $WeekDays -ResourceGroupName $ResourceGroupName -Verbose

    The error is: New-AzAutomationSchedule : Exception of type 'Microsoft.Azure.Management.Automation.Models.ErrorResponseException' was thrown. At line:1 char:1 + New-AutomationSchedule -AutomationAccountName $AutomationAccountNam... + CategoryInfo : CloseError: (:) [New-AzAutomationSchedule], ErrorResponseException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Azure.Commands.Automation.Cmdlet.NewAzureAutomationShedule

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  2. New-ScheduledTaskTrigger missing option to NOT 'Synchronize across time zones'

    New-ScheduledTaskTrigger missing option to NOT 'Synchronize across time zones'

    The default is to always set it. This should not be an implied default as it creates problem with Daylight Saving etc.

    To remove must do as follows which should not be needed:

    $str = Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName TESTTASK

    $NewTriggers = @()
    foreach($trigger in $str.Triggers)
    {

    if($trigger.StartBoundary -match '\+01:00$')
    
    {
    $Trigger.StartBoundary = $Trigger.StartBoundary.Substring(0,$Trigger.StartBoundary.Length-6)
    }
    $NewTriggers += $trigger

    }

    $str.Triggers = $NewTriggers
    Set-ScheduledTask -InputObject $str

    Please add switch to disable either through New-ScheduledTaskTrigger or via Set-ScheduledTask

    5 votes
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  3. New-AzAutomationConnection Cmdlet incorrectly states that -ResourceGroupName parameter value exeeds length of 90.

    There appears to be a bug when using this Cmdlet, where the -ResourceGroupName parameter incorrectly states that the parameter value for the resource group exceeds a length of 90 when a variable is used, i.e. $rgName (string length is actually 19 <CZEU2-APP-NP-RGP-01>. When the hard coded value of: "CZEU2-APP-NP-RGP-01" is used however, the Cmdlet works as designed.

    13 votes
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  4. How to modify "Date" column in Windows Explorer

    In Windows Explorer there are two columns available: "Date modified" and "Date". I've tried both setting the .LastWriteTime and .CreationTime for files and it changes the date in the "Date Modified" column, but does not change the "Date" column.

    Is there a way to modify the "Date" column in Windows Explorer using Powershell scripting? I basically want to create a "touch" command that will affect BOTH "Date modified" and "Date" columns in Windows Explorer.

    Thanks!

    5 votes
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  5. MinimumCompatibleVersion still causes "Cannot find module PSDesiredStateConfiguration_1.0 from the server"

    Although a very similar issue has been resolved in WMF5.1 we are encountering an issue when working with partial configurations.

    It seems that the MinimumCompatibleVersion for the complete configurations is taken from the "first" (alphabetical order) partial configuration. If this happens to be a 2.0.0 configuration then other partials which were 1.0.0 cannot load the PSDesiredStateConfiguration module.

    Please take a look at the reproduction in the attachment.
    We reproduced this on windows server 2012r2, 2016 and 2019 and it is causing a very blocking issue for us.

    Edit; since the attachments dont seem to work:

    if (-not $inputCredential)
    {

    $inputCredential
    11 votes
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  6. "using module" does not provide a way to disable name checking

    The Import-Module cmdlet provides a way to silence the warning about unapproved verbs in function/cmdlet names (-DisableNameChecking). There does not seem to be a way to do this via the "using module" statement, which generates unwanted noise (we have our own internal naming conventions).

    2 votes
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  7. Smartcard support

    Add Smartcard support to Get-Credential in Powershell 7. Add a cmdlet for enumerating certificates on a smartcard

    8 votes
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  8. When running exe in scriptblock antimalware executable gets triggered

    I'm attempting to run an executable remotely on a machine that needs updating. Whenever the exe is called, Antimalware Service Executable pops up on the remote machine for a moment, and then nothing else happens.

    Code is attached. Unsure if this is user error/known issue/isolated bug

    2 votes
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  9. Console applications with a file association start a new cmd window. This is unhelpful.

    I have a simple win32 console application (example.exe) which just printf's all its arguments. In the windows registry I've set up a file association so that the file extension ".myfile" invokes "example.exe %1".

    In a CMD window running .\example.exe file.myfile displays the output in the cmd window. (this is good)
    In a CMD window running .\file.myfile invokes example.exe and displays the output in the cmd window. (this is good)

    In a Powershell window running .\example.exe file.myfile displays the output in the powershell window. (this is good)
    In a powershell window running .\file.myfile opens a new cmd window, in which example.exe…

    2 votes
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  10. Get-ChildItem -Recurse -Attributes Directory lists $RECYCLE.BIN

    Hello!

    With Powershell 6, my target ist to list all folders.

    I find no way to exclude $RECYCLE.BIN
    :
    Get-ChildItem -LiteralPath 'D:&#39; -Recurse -Attributes !Hidden+!System+!ReadOnly+!Encrypted+!IntegrityStream+Directory `

    -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    

    Thank You for advice me

    Erhie

    2 votes
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  11. add-appxpackage does not have -user option.

    add it so we can add those packages to specific user without logging in to that specific user.

    1 vote
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  12. get-localgroup does not have SID parameter

    Get-Localgroup does not have SID parameter when running x86 version.

    Version: 5.1.17763.771 (x86)
    Running "(Get-LocalGroup -SID 'S-1-5-32-544').Name" will return error about non matched param.

    4 votes
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  13. [BUG] Get-LocalGroupMember and unresolved SID throws error

    If there is an unresolved SID in a local group the cmdlet Get-LocalGroupMember (and maybe others) throws and error.

    Module: Microsoft.PowerShell.LocalAccounts

    Get-LocalGroupMember : Failed to compare two elements in the array.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Get-LocalGroupMember -Group 'RDS Endpoint Servers'
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-LocalGroupMember], InvalidOperationException
    
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : An unspecified error occurred.,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetLocalGroupMemberCommand

    If the SID is removed, the cmdlet once again works as expected.

    5 votes
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    2 votes
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  15. Provide PublishedName in printmanagement cmdlet

    pnputil provides the PublishedName property. This can come in handy in rare cases where Windows does not properly register and unregister a driver.

    This is what I am looking for:

    Microsoft PnP Utility

    Adding driver package: cnp60ma64.inf
    Driver package added successfully.
    Published Name: oem20.inf <---- need this
    Driver package installed.

    Total driver packages: 1
    Added driver packages: 1

    Unfortunately, the printmanagement cmdlet does not provide this functionality when adding or enumerating driver objects. Add-WindowsDriver and Get-WindowsDriver do, but you can only use Add-WindowsDriver on offline images at the moment.

    Is there any plan to enhance or change this?

    2 votes
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  16. Powershell webadministration module commandlet new-WebApplication fails in double-hop

    in the WebAdministration module, the commandlet "new-WebApplication" fails if the physicalPath is a UNC location.

    AppCmd.exe and the .NET lib Microsoft.Web.Administration do not have this limitation.

    2 votes
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  17. Can't configure NetNatStaticMapping ExternalIPAddress other than 0.0.0.0

    Trying to configure Static mapping using an ExternalIPAddress other than 0.0.0.0
    Get us this message:
    "Add-NetNatStaticMapping : The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process."
    Even though the IP address and port is mapped in "NetNatExternalAddress".

    2 votes
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  18. Start-Job on Windows Server 2016 hangs Powershell

    Start-Job seems to sometimes cause the calling thread to hang. If you create a loop in ISE and spin off a bunch of jobs, inevitably it will hang. This has only been tested using a ScriptBlock.

    As a workaround, you can use threads to do the heavy lifting and so if they fail to start the job, just recreate the thread.

    2 votes
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  19. "Get-ADGroupMember: An operations error occurred" with cross-forest members

    Any group that contains a user account that is cross-forest to the group object is hitting the non-descriptive error in the title when running Get-ADGroupMember. I can successfully run the command with on groups where all members are in the same forest as the group object.

    The current workaround is to use Get-ADGroup and expand the Members property and then make a subsequent Get-ADObject call for each member. This takes about 5x longer to run.

    8 votes
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  20. Memory leaks while using powershell runspace in .NET

    I found a huge memory leak in project which appears after execution PS command. Here I create example that represent my problem in "TestCase" comment.

    After memory usage investigation I found that most of memory occupied by inner structures from System.Management.Automation. So I start to search the way to release resources and found that the same behavior can be reproduced in PS:
    Get-Module -ListAvailable | ForEach { Import-Module $_.Name }
    Get-Command -ListImported -CommandType Cmdlet,Alias

    I already have tried to initiated garbage collecting and to remove all new variables that appears after script execution. I even have tried to start new…

    2 votes
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