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  1. Add -?? "common parameter" to retrieve full help

    Votes from Connect: 10

    Original Date Submitted: 12/10/2011 12:03:55 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: JoshGav
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 712794


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in previous released versions

    Problem Description:
    Often the user wants to retrieve the full help when executing a command, not just the default help topics. Add a "-??" parameter to complement the "-?" parameter, with the -?? returning the same as Get-Help -Full.

    This feedback came from a student at a PFE PowerShell workshop.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 712794 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=712794).

    Repro…

    1 vote
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  2. 'Set-Service -Status Stopped' fails with "Cannot stop service 'servicename' because it is dependent on other services‏

    Votes from Connect: 27

    Original Date Submitted: 10/26/2011 8:07:49 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Jonathan Medd
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 696786


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: I don't know if this issue existed previously

    Problem Description:
    Using Set-Service on remote machines to set a service to be Stopped, e.g.

    Set-Service -ComputerName Server01 -Name spooler -Status stopped

    fails to stop the service on those with dependent services. The error is "Set-Service : Cannot stop service 'Print Spooler (spooler)' because it is dependent on other services."

    This service stops without issue from the GUI or from net stop spooler. Using

    Stop-Service Spooler

    4 votes
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  3. PS3CTP1: Invoke-RestMethod fails to return the entire output

    Votes from Connect: 20

    Original Date Submitted: 9/30/2011 1:14:25 AM

    Description:

    Contact Information
    Handle: Joel -Jaykul- Bennett
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 691723


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: No, this is new to the most recent version

    Problem Description:
    When using Invoke-RestMethod on an OData feed, it does not return collection-level data (it returns only the entry objects).

    This means that we don't get the feed title, id, or last "updated" time, but it also means we miss out on the two new pieces of collection-level metadata that were added in OData v2: the entry count, and the "next links" (aka…

    3 votes
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  4. Pipe operator corrupts raw binary data

    Votes from Connect: 20

    Original Date Submitted: 9/29/2011 4:41:03 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Noldorin
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 691490


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: I don't know if this issue existed previously

    Problem Description:
    The pipe operator in PowerShell 2.0 (| and similarly >) corrupts binary data, so that it is impossible to pipe the standard inputs and outputs of traditional programs / EXEs through each other using binary data. This makes me resort to cmd.exe for many tasks and is really prohibiting adoption in my view.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback…

    5 votes
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  5. New Where-Object Syntax Error

    Votes from Connect: 18

    Original Date Submitted: 9/23/2011 7:23:48 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Steve Murawski
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 690427


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: No, this is new to the most recent version

    Problem Description:
    The new Where-Object syntax does not properly evaluate calling a method on a property that returns a Boolean.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 690427 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=690427).

    Repro Steps:
    This will error:
    Get-Command | ? parameters.containskey('Credential') | sort name

    This will not:
    Get-Command | ? {$_.parameters.containskey('Credential')} | sort name

    Expected Results:
    Both commands should list…

    1 vote
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  6. Remote Registry should "just work" (no WinRM dependency)

    Votes from Connect: 13

    Original Date Submitted: 9/21/2011 11:21:52 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Matthew Reynolds [MSFT]
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 689864


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    Remote registry is a core feature of Windows since before I can remember. IT Pros shouldn't have to resort to external exes, WMI, WinRM or .Net methods to use remote regsitry from powershell. They should be able to script naturally against remote registry.

    Providers/cmdlets which interact with registry (e.g., set-item, get-item, etc) should be updated to use remote registry just like they can use…

    1 vote
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  7. Implement support for remote file transfers (think scp)

    Votes from Connect: 10

    Original Date Submitted: 9/19/2011 2:51:47 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: PeterMoberg
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 689422


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    I would like to see file remote file transfers, like the SSH scp, implemented in PowerShell.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 689422 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=689422).

    Repro Steps:
    Expected Results:

    Internal BugId: 3022

    1 vote
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  8. We need a Get-Parameter cmdlet

    Votes from Connect: 41

    Original Date Submitted: 9/8/2011 8:47:16 PM

    Description:

    Contact Information
    Handle: HalR
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 687640


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    Something similar to the Get-Parameter function published on PoshCode (see http://poshcode.org/?lang=&q=get-parameter for latest version) needs to be included in PowerShell. The purpose of Get-Parameter is to parse the output of a cmdlet or function's CommandInfo returned from Get-Command, and turn it into a more useful format by which the end user can discover more about:
    - what paraemtersets exist?
    - what triggers a parameterset? (i.e. which…

    1 vote
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  9. Make the foreach statement work with a pipeline

    Votes from Connect: 29

    Original Date Submitted: 7/21/2011 4:50:05 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Joel -Jaykul- Bennett
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 680120


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: No, this is new to the most recent version

    Problem Description:
    Can we please make foreach(){} work on the pipeline?

    It obviously has output, this works (in version 2):

    $x = foreach($i in 1..5) { $i }
    
    $x | Write-Host

    And so does this:

    ($null = foreach($i in 1..5) { $i }) | Write-Host
    

    But this throws a parse error about a "empty pipe element"

    foreach($i in 1..5) { $i } | write-host
    
    6 votes
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  10. -Continuous switch with Test-Connection cmdlet

    Votes from Connect: 59

    Original Date Submitted: 6/23/2011 3:40:37 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Ravikanth.Chaganti
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 676600


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    During my regular work, I keep using Ping -t a lot as Test-Connection has no -continuous parameter. This is essential for monitoring a system for continuous connection until it comes online or goes offline. With a -continuous switch, we can easily create an event based triggering mechanism. For example,

    While (Test-Connection -cn Server01 -Continuous -Quiet) {

    may be sleep

    }

    and here use New-Event to raise

    7 votes
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  11. Get-ChildItem and 'Filter' parameter misissue

    Votes from Connect: 14

    Original Date Submitted: 6/14/2011 7:44:51 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Vadims Podans
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 675309


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    '-Filter' parameter tries to bind filter pattern to a both general name and a name in the 8.3 notation (MS-DOS format). This causes that in the 'Get-ChildItem -Filter' output appears unexpected items. For details see repro section.

    Also this may cause catstrophic results if Get-ChildItem output is passed to Remove-Item cmdlet. Administrator will not expect that Program Files folders will match this pattern. Also PowerShell…

    1 vote
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  12. Easy access to current date and time

    Votes from Connect: 56

    Original Date Submitted: 4/12/2011 2:47:03 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Shay Levi
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 659747


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    PowerShell has an automatic variable, $pwd. One of its great usage is that its value is evaluated each time you call it and you can access its members without enclosing it in parenthesis.

    I would like to suggest a new automatic variable (tied variable), $Now, that returns the current date and time each time it's called.

    Having $Now as a new automatic variable in PowerShell…

    1 vote
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  13. Implement cmdlets to get data in and out of the windows clipboard

    Votes from Connect: 21

    Original Date Submitted: 3/16/2011 10:04:49 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Justin Dearing zippy1981
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 651777


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    I'd like to be able to pipeline data in and out of the windows clipboard with powershell.

    In addition, I would like a PSDrive representing the clipboard. This would be useful for integrating the clipboard with existing cmdlets that output to a file. For example, I could use such a PS Drive to write a csv to the clipboard with the Export-CSV cmdlet.

    Product…

    3 votes
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  14. Add Support for LINQ

    Votes from Connect: 61

    Original Date Submitted: 1/11/2011 12:54:36 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Joel -Jaykul- Bennett
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 635454


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    When LINQ is available, it can push queries into the native language of the underlying storage without requiring users to learn that query language. This transformation can speed up queries to perform hundreds times faster, and when the alternative is to ship large amounts of data over the wire to be filtered locally, thousands of times faster.

    In many cases using LINQ can convert…

    5 votes
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  15. PowerShell Should do Globbing for Cmdlets - at least for FileSystem Paths

    Votes from Connect: 15

    Original Date Submitted: 10/21/2010 7:25:53 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: rkeithhill
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 615447


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    It would be nice if you could decorate an advanced function parameter with an “AcceptsWildcard” attribute like this and have the parameter parsing code actually do the wildcard expansion for you. Of course the doc comment help should use the presence of this attribute to indicate correctly whether or not the parameter accepts wildcards. Perhaps the attribute would take an option to specify simple…

    2 votes
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  16. [ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()] and Read-Host - something wierd.

    Votes from Connect: 19

    Original Date Submitted: 10/4/2010 10:57:53 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Clint B
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 610176


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: I don't know if this issue existed previously

    Problem Description:
    Given the following function, and empty or null input into Read-Host (just hitting return) an error that one would expect to have generated is not. PSDebug says that Read-Host is setting a variable to be an empty string (SET $x = ''), but it doesn't seem to be caught by the validation. We have more details and what not in the technet forums and…

    4 votes
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  17. PowerShell.exe can hang if STDIN is redirected

    Votes from Connect: 26

    Original Date Submitted: 7/2/2010 7:56:48 AM

    Description:

    Contact Information
    Handle: Jason Stangroome
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 572313


    Frequency: Sometimes Happens
    Regression: I don't know if this issue existed previously

    Problem Description:
    The Microsoft.PowerShell.ConsoleHost class constructs a M.PS.WrappedDeserializer passing the STDIN TextReader as one of the parameters. By default, the WrappedDeserializer will call ReadLine() on this STDIN TextReader and wait indefinitely, effectively hanging PowerShell and the calling process.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 572313 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=572313).

    Repro Steps:
    1. Create a simple PowerShell script.
    2. Create a…

    4 votes
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  18. AutoHelp with Get-Help and Advanced Functions - needs improving

    Votes from Connect: 13

    Original Date Submitted: 12/27/2008 11:39:54 PM

    Description:

    Contact Information
    Handle: tfl
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 389767


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: No, this is new to the most recent version

    Problem Description:
    I think the new auto-help stuff is fantastic. But it's a tad buggy and inconsistent.

    To demonstrate this, I've created a simle advanced function file (get-autohelp.ps1) attached. You will need to save this file then run get-help against it to see the errors I note.

    Here are the issues:


    1. You can not specify a .NAME section in auto-help. If you do, then the output…

    1 vote
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