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  1. Needs more information

    Whereever "about_ActiveDirectory_Filter" is referenced a link should be added to take you where the information is located.

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  2. How to get the future pwd from a profile script?

    I was pointed to this forum due to
    https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/issues/10568

    I want to start a PS shell from the explorer context menu on different folders.
    At PS startup a tool should be configured with the actual folder path.
    I have tried a init / profile script for this purpose, but the pwd of the script is not the folder path: I get C:\WINDOWS\System32.
    I have also checked variables but non of the available values is set to the (future) folder path.
    How can I get the folder path in this case?
    After the shell is started the correct folder path is…

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  3. Bug: New-VirtualDiskClone not working

    The example is not working:
    New-VirtualDiskClone -VirtualDiskFriendlyName archive -FriendlyName archive2019 -TargetStoragePoolName "sof-pool"
    will return the following error: A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'TargetVirtualDiskName'

    If there is any update or error I made please join the conversation an:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/8de02e3f-41d0-42bc-b72d-9f1a785160c3/newvirtualdiskclone-not-working?forum=winserverpowershell

    2 votes
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  4. Every Page MUST contain powershell compatability version information

    I am working with multiple versions of powershell and therefore need to know which features are available with which version. This information is never seemingly displayed on any help pages, and therefore makes things very difficult

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  5. Typo on Page Export-WindowsDriver

    Typo on page: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/dism/export-windowsdriver

    Where: Examples
    Example 1: Export drivers from the running operationg system

    "operationg" rather than "operating"

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  6. 'Get-Help about_Functions_Advanced_Parameters' documentation is incorrect

    The information that's shown on 'Get-Help about_Functions_Advanced_Parameters' under 'ValidatePattern' is incorrect. It tells us that the "[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]" pattern means the parameter value must be a four-digit number, but it should say the parameter value must INCLUDE a four-digit number, as the pattern isn't starting with '^' and ending with '$'.

    So, for example, '12345 -match "[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]"' is true, but '12345' obviously isn't a four-digit but a five-digit number.

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  7. Get-TpmSupportedFeature has a typo in first example

    An 's' was incorrectly added to the end of the cmdlet name in the first example.

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  8. Documentation for Get-ScheduledTask does NOT indicate which versions of windows it applies to as EVERY component should.

    Documentation for Get-ScheduledTask does NOT indicate which versions of windows it applies to as EVERY component should.

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  9. 1 vote
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  10. 2 votes
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  11. Warum gibt es keine Links zu den betroffenen Objekten in docs.microsoft.com z.B. get-clustergroup ->Objekt clustergroup?

    Warum gibt es keine Links zu den betroffenen Objekten in docs.microsoft.com z.B. get-clustergroup ->Objekt clustergroup?

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  12. you suck !!!!

    Register-ScheduledTask : The task XML is malformed.
    (1,2)::ERROR: incorrect document syntax

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  13. The lock-bitlocker command help is wrong

    The cmdlet documentation for "Lock-Bitlocker" is wrong. First, the example contains the command Lock-Volume, that doesn't exists, and when issuing such command it doesn't recognize the mount point argument, stating it doesn't exists. This seem just an alias for manage-bde -lock "mountpoint" -forcedismount - that one works and should be cited in the documentation.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/bitlocker/lock-bitlocker?view=win10-ps

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  14. 1 vote
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  15. 1 vote
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  16. Get-Help NOTES section identation issue

    When we run get-help on cmdlet which has .NOTES the output is unusually indented, even though there is no tab in function documentation.

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  17. about_using help topic doesn't exist

    On docs.microsoft.com there is a help topic for about_using which describes the using keyword that is new in Windows PowerShell 5.0 (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.core/about/about_using?view=powershell-5.0).

    Running:
    Get-Help about_using
    returns the help topic about_Remote_Variables which describes the $Using prefix used to access local variables from a remote session because that help topic has the keyword "about_Using".

    The about_using help topic should be added to the help topics for Windows PowerShell 5.1.

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  18. Get-DhcpServerv4Lease is not available in Windows 10. Remove the reference or update the text.

    Get-DhcpServerv4Lease : The term 'Get-DhcpServerv4Lease' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the
    name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Get-DhcpServerv4Lease
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (Get-DhcpServerv4Lease:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

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  19. Remove-Variable doesn not clearly indicate that the Name parameter is optional

    Conflict in help document: Although the description states that the parameter (name) is optional, the parameter attribute table indicates that it is required. See below.

    PS C:\windows\system32> Get-Help -Name Remove-Variable -Parameter Name

    -Name <String[]>
    Specifies the name of the variable to be removed. The parameter name ( Name ) is optional.

    Required? true
    Position? 0
    Default value None
    Accept pipeline input? True (ByPropertyName)
    Accept wildcard characters? false

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  20. Get-Help Get-ChildItem -Online redirects to 404 page

    On PowerShell 5.1, this links to http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh847897(v=wps.630).aspx, which redirects to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/4.0/microsoft.powershell.core/providers/FileSystem-Provider/Get-ChildItem-for-Filesystem, which is a 404 page.

    At least three issues with this:

    1) The URL above is specific for PS 4.0, but I'm on 5.1
    2) The resultant page is a 404 error. Changing the initial URL to http://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh847897.aspx redirects to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/5.1/microsoft.powershell.core/providers/FileSystem-Provider/Get-ChildItem-for-Filesystem, but,
    3) If you change the URL from 4.0 to 1.0, 2.0, 5.0, or 5.1, you'll still get the 404 error. If you change that number to 3.0, you get redirected to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.core/providers/filesystem-provider/get-childitem-for-filesystem?view=powershell-5.1&viewFallbackFrom=powershell-Microsoft.PowerShell.Core
    4) There's two different kinds of Get-ChildItem online help: the "Get-ChildItem for…

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