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  1. add tcpdump equivalent cmdlet in powershell

    I hope powershell have a cool module about the network tool ,make them work like tcpdump , netcat in linux.

    It's very very cool things , will make me fly in our daily task.

    14 votes
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  2. Please enable port forwarding within PowerShell

    The very cool features on linux is about the port forwarding when we ssh to a remote server.
    I hope PowserShell come with these cool things.

    10 votes
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  3. ISE should not switch focus automatically to the console pane

    Starting from Windows 10 1803, when you run a selected block of code using F8, ISE switches focus to the console pane. This means that when you run several of these, you have to manually switch the focus back to the script pane after each execution.

    This is much more difficult than before, so please fix this.

    75 votes
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  4. Bug: Powershell Get-Help does not work with Exchange Online cmdlets

    We've been lucky, from what I'm gathering from web searches! Until December last year, Exchange Online Powershell cmdlet help was available using Get-Help in the shell. However, after the Christmas break, the only response we get is:

    Get-Help : Exception calling "Invoke" with "0" argument(s): "Cannot find path '' because it does
    not exist."
    At line:1 char:1
    + Get-Help Get-Mailbox
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-Help], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CmdletInvocationException

    It's the same issue irrespective of the cmdlet.

    Consequently, I'm forced to contend with painful searches of the documentation website for information of the relevant cmdlets.

    Raised…

    13 votes
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  5. Add-MpPreference is failing for "Provider load failure"

    On some of our servers, when using cmdlet "Add-MpPreference", we got error of "Provider load failure", after some investigation, we found following issues for WMI to create files? Did anyone experience similar issues before?

    wmiprvse.exe 7488 CreateFile C:\Windows\System32\wbem\NCObjAPI.DLL NAME NOT FOUND Desired Access: Read Attributes, Disposition: Open, Options: Open Reparse Point, Attributes: n/a, ShareMode: Read, Write, Delete, AllocationSize: n/a
    wmiprvse.exe 7488 CreateFile C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wbemcomn.dll NAME NOT FOUND Desired Access: Read Attributes, Disposition: Open, Options: Open Reparse Point, Attributes: n/a, ShareMode: Read, Write, Delete, AllocationSize: n/a
    wmiprvse.exe 7488 CreateFile C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wbemcomn.dll NAME NOT FOUND Desired Access: Read Attributes, Disposition: Open, Options: Open Reparse…

    1 vote
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  6. Serious MASSIVE BUG: Mount-DiskImage not scriptable

    Hi

    Mounting a ISO image is happening via Mount-DiskImage -ImagePath C:\ISO\isofile.iso -PassThru. This is working.

    BUT: the -ImagePath parameter doesn´t accept any(!) variables. This makes it absolute and total unusable in a script because usually the Path to a iso isn´t always static.

    If I have an static Path i can use the explorer. Its faster and easier.
    Dissapointing

    2 votes
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  7. "Using module" statement does not reload module after changes are made

    Problem Description
    ------------------
    If you are using the `using module` statement, it will load the module without any issues. However, if you make a change to the module and run the `using module` statement again without restarting your PowerShell session, it will not load the new modified module into memory, and instead will continue to use the old existing module that was loaded. This makes doing development with `using module` statements very tedious as you must continually reload your PowerShell session whenever you make changes to the module.

    Ideally we would just use `Import-Module -Name [module name] -Force` to avoid…

    30 votes
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  8. Pressing spacebar while holding shift should still insert a space

    Pressing spacebar while holding shift should still insert a space.

    When I am typing into the PowerShell prompt, if I happen to be holding down the shift key when I hit the spacebar, nothing happens. I would like for a space to be inserted when I hit the spacebar, regardless of whether I am holding the shift key or not. (The classic Command Prompt does this correctly.)

    For reference, I'm using Win10 1809 and:

    PS C:\> $PSVersionTable

    Name Value
    ---- -----
    PSVersion 5.1.17763.316
    PSEdition Desktop
    PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
    BuildVersion 10.0.17763.316
    CLRVersion 4.0.30319.42000
    WSManStackVersion 3.0
    PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.3
    SerializationVersion 1.1.0.1

    3 votes
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  9. Import-json

    json is becoming the new standard (if not already)
    It would be nice to have an import-json and a export-json as we have in xml/csv instead of the two steps process with get-content and convertfrom-json and convertto-json.

    15 votes
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  10. ConvertFrom-String

    Make ConvertFrom-String available in PowerShell core as it's super useful when parsing txt files.

    2 votes
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  11. Clear-Disk is failing without error.

    Clear-Disk is not un-initialising a disk, I go to run the initialize-disk command immediately after and get the error that the disk is already initialized. How do I solve this?

    2 votes
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  12. Brackets Treated As Special Characters In Single Quotes

    # Steps to reproduce

    In File Explorer on an NTFS volume, create the file: [abc].txt

    Following this run:

    PS> ls '[abc].txt'

    # Expected behavior

    Directory: C:\Users\Dave

    Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
    ---- ------------- ------ ----
    -a---- 2019-05-06 12:07 AM 0 [abc].txt

    # Actual behavior

    No output displayed.

    # Environment data

    Name Value
    ---- -----
    PSVersion 5.1.17763.316
    PSEdition Desktop
    PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
    BuildVersion 10.0.17763.316
    CLRVersion 4.0.30319.42000
    WSManStackVersion 3.0
    PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.3
    SerializationVersion 1.1.0.1

    # Additional Cases and Information

    The file name can be displayed using tab completion, but the brackets are preceded by back ticks, which indicates that Windows can see…

    1 vote
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  13. Get-ChildItem -LiteralPath doesn't support long path

    Get-ChildItem -LiteralPath doesn't support long path, for example:

    Get-ChildItem -LiteralPath 'D:\aaaaaaaaaabbbbbbbbbbccccccccccddddddddddeeeeeeeeeeffffffffffgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiijjjjjjjjjjkkkkkkkkkkllllllllllmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooppppppppppqqqqqqqqqqrrrrrrrrrrssssssssssttttttttttuuuuuuuuuuvvvvvvvvvvwwwwwwwwwwxxxxxxxxxxyyyyyyyyyyzzzzzzzzzz.txt'

    Which path is longer than 260 bytes, even if the file DO exists in that path.

    But `Get-ChildItem` WITHOUT `-LiteralPath` works well with that long-path file.

    $PSVersionTable

    Name Value
    ---- -----
    PSVersion 5.1.17763.134
    PSEdition Desktop
    PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
    BuildVersion 10.0.17763.134
    CLRVersion 4.0.30319.42000
    WSManStackVersion 3.0
    PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.3
    SerializationVersion 1.1.0.1

    5 votes
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  14. RequiredModules statement in Module Manifests should allow for Verbose:$false to be included

    Currently module imports initiated via the RequiredModules statement in a Module Manifest do not allow for verbosity preference.

    This results in a lot of additional noise for end users.
    For example. If a DSC Resource module requires other modules, and imports them via RequiredModules in the Module Manifest then the following happens:

    If an end-user is attempting to troubleshoot their DSC configuration they will utilize

    Start-DscConfiguration -UseExisting -Verbose -Force

    The results will be a verbose line for every cmdlet imported/exported from every included module. Which is A LOT of noise surrounding the verbose messages actually relevant to the end user.

    5 votes
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  15. Cmdlet "New-Mailbox" cannot use -encoding UTF-8

    While the UI for ExchangeOnline and Office365 can use UTF-8 when creating new resources, the Powershell cmdlet cannot.

    1 vote
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  16. Remote Invoke-Command with -ScriptBlock changes types of arguments if scripblock contains variables

    What's going on here???

    PS C:\> Invoke-Command -ComputerName somemachine -Credential $cred -ArgumentList {Write-Host hi} -ScriptBlock {param($sb); Write-Host $sb.GetType().Name}
    ScriptBlock
    PS C:\> Invoke-Command -ComputerName somemachine -Credential $cred -ArgumentList {Write-Host hi} -ScriptBlock {param($sb); Write-Host $sb.GetType().Name; $a=3}
    String
    PS C:\> Invoke-Command -ComputerName somemachine -Credential $cred -ArgumentList {Get-ChildItem} -ScriptBlock {param($sb); Write-Host $sb.GetType().Name}
    ScriptBlock
    PS C:\> Invoke-Command -ComputerName somemachine -Credential $cred -ArgumentList {Get-ChildItem} -ScriptBlock {param($sb); Write-Host $sb.GetType().Name; $a=3}
    String

    2 votes
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  17. Honour -Confirm and -WhatIf on Remove-PrintJob Cmdlet

    -Confirm & -WhatIf Optional Parameters not honoured on Remove-PrintJob even though they are included in documentation.

    1 vote
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  18. Bug: Write-Output -InputObject (,'Test') -NoEnumerate

    The `-NoEnumerate` switch doesn't work when when the input is named using the `-InputObject` argument in PowerShell version 5.1.

    The following script returns `False`:

    Function Test {Write-Output -InputObject (,'Test') -NoEnumerate}
    (Test) -is [Array]

    While this script returns `True`:

    Function Test {Write-Output (,'Test') -NoEnumerate}
    (Test) -is [Array]

    $PSVersionTable

    Name Value
    ---- -----
    PSVersion 5.1.17134.858
    PSEdition Desktop
    PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
    BuildVersion 10.0.17134.858
    CLRVersion 4.0.30319.42000
    WSManStackVersion 3.0
    PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.3
    SerializationVersion 1.1.0.1

    This issue doesn't appear with PowerShell Core 6.2

    1 vote
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  19. "Cannot load PSReadline module. Console is running without PSReadline."

    This is an error I get every time I open Windows PowerShell, but not only that, Powershell-Get and PackageManagement are also broken in these ways:

    Install-Module : The 'Install-Module' command was found in the module 'PowerShellGet', but the module could not be loaded. For more information, run 'Import-Module PowerShellGet'.

    Get-PackageProvider : The 'Get-PackageProvider' command was found in the module 'PackageManagement', but the module could not be loaded. For more information, run 'Import-Module PackageManagement'.

    My OS is Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (Build 18932). I looked for solutions but I really could not find any.

    1 vote
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  20. Bug: Get-Random doesn't return Maximum value.

    setting a maximum value for get-random doesn't return the maximum value.
    $I=@{1=0;2=0}
    for ($q=1;$q -le 10000;$q++) {
    $VAL=Get-Random -Minimum 1 -Maximum 2
    $I[$VAL]++
    }

    $I

    Name Value
    ---- -----
    2 0
    1 10000

    1 vote
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