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  1. 1 vote
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  2. Add a way to contact us on the contact us page

    You've clearly deleted all the contacts on the Contact Us page to stop people contacting you to inform you how broken your applications and website are, fix it or just stop being cowards and delete the page or change it to "we have no interest in you contacting us"

    https://www.powershellgallery.com/policies/Contact

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    If you have an issue with the Gallery, please identify what the issue is. You may use this forum, which you have clearly located, or the contact us page. We welcome any constructive feedback you may have.

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  3. Powershell 5 documentation for command Where-Object has a typo

    Example 4 in help documentation for Where command has a typo (-GEe):

    Example 4: Use the comparison statement format

    PS C:\>Get-Process | Where-Object -Property Handles -GE -Value 1000
    
    PS C:\> Get-Process | where Handles -GEe 1000

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  4. 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

    2 votes
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  5. get-help output

    In the output of get-help the examples are listed and there are no lines separating examples from the end of the previous description. This is very confusing and difficult to read.
    Just an extra line between the end of the description of the example and the next example would make a huge difference.
    eg:

    Example 1: Apply configuration settings

    PS C:\&gt; Start-DscConfiguration -Path &quot;C:\DSC\Configurations\&quot;
    
    

    This command applies the configuration settings from C:\DSC\Configurations\ to the every computer that has settings in that folder. The
    command returns Job objects for each target node deployed to.

    [put a break here] Example 2: Apply…

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  6. 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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  7. Fix get-help for format-volume

    under example 2 it says the following

    This example performs a full format of the D volume using the FAT32 file system.
    with the example code:
    PS C:&gt; Format-Volume -DriveLetter C -FileSystem FAT32 -FullFormat –Force
    The example code formats the c drive but the explaination say it will format the d drive could you please make it consistent.

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  8. Dynamic Parameters and Positional parameters do not work as expected

    Problem description and example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45021674/how-do-you-specify-both-static-and-dynamic-positional-parameters-in-powershell

    1) It is not clear that the position attribute is relative to other parameters of the same type, and that static parameters always come before dynamic parameters.
    2) If you run get-help (full) on the function described in the link it will show the literal position assignment, not their position as PowerShell expects them (i.e. the static parameter is listed as position 3, when it is actually position 0)
    3) Tabbing through the options list (using ISE or PowerShell) behaves according to the literal position assignment, not their position as PowerShell expects them (i.e. if…

    5 votes
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  9. WMF 5.1 - Update misleading prerequisite information for Win7 SP1

    WMF 5.1 requires .NET Framework 4.5.2 should indicate :
    WMF 5.1 requires .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later

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  10. Why can't Acrobat save these PowerShell articles?

    I've tried several ways to capture the PowerShell documentation into a single PDF file which I find much more convenient instead of clicking around a Microsoft site. Acrobat just locks up. I've never seen it behave this way before.

    It places PowerShell out of reach for those of us trying to learn new tools.

    Please try it yourself. Acrobat XI Pro.
    - Use the browser plugin "create PDF from webpage"
    - Or start with Acrobat "create PDF"
    - Or Browser / Save as html complete

    Print to PDF is inadequate because webpage links are missing and on the PowerShell pages,…

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  11. New Verb: Demo

    Demo (verb), 'demonstrate the capabilities of (software or equipment).' Another verb to flag that the function/cmdlet is not for production but will demonstrate a key knowledge item, technique, or concept. Where the suggestion for the verb Proto has to do with the (rapid) development path, this would fill a need in training or maintaining on-going knowledge of the language. It's a great suggestion, please up-vote!

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  12. Cmdlet version compatibility

    We need to define with wich version of Powershel and which operating system cmdlets are compatible.

    Could we have this compatibility matrix for each cmdlet in the documentation and also in the help section of each cmdlet?

    4 votes
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  13. Powershell help in 2012r2 Virtual machine (Evaluation copy) won't update

    Powershell commands: get-help get-vm, update-help will not work in Hyper-V.

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  14. The description attached to the parameters -Delimiter -Encoding -Raw -Stream -Wait (This parameter is not supported by any providers that ar

    This comment pertains to the help entry for Get-Content (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/reference/5.0/microsoft.powershell.management/get-content) I Tried to enter the feedback into the actual page but my browser reloaded the page and lost the floating feedback link. Perhaps it was already submitted.

    The description attached to the parameters
    -Delimiter
    -Encoding
    -Raw
    -Stream
    -Wait
    (This parameter is not supported by any providers that are installed with Windows Powershell.)
    is both incorrect and useless.

    It is incorrect because the parameters are supported by the FileSystem provider (at least).

    It is useless because it gives no information about the reason for the existence of the parameter.…

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  15. Update-Help does not update BitsTransfer

    Update-Help seems to be unable to update help files for BitsTransfer module. It returns the following error:

    Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'BitsTransfer' with UI culture(s) {en-US} : The value of the
    HelpInfoUri key in the module manifest must resolve to a container or root URL on a website where the help files are
    stored. The HelpInfoUri 'https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd819413.aspx&#39; does not resolve to a container.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Update-Help
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
    
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvalidHelpInfoUri,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

    2 votes
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  16. Duplicate help files in PSWorkflow module break Get-Help

    At some point in the 5.0 time period, Update-Help installed About topic files in the en-US directory for the PSWorkflow module with .txt (not .help.txt) file name extensions.

    e.g. about_Foreach-Parallel.txt

    Later, this was fixed and Update-Help installed the same help files in the same directory with the (correct) ".help.txt" file name extension.

    e.g. about_Foreach-Parallel.help.txt

    Now, the PSWorkflow\en-US directory has 9 pairs of files that are identical except for the file name extension.

    aboutActivityCommonParameters.help.txt
    about
    ActivityCommonParameters.txt
    aboutCheckpoint-Workflow.help.txt
    about
    Checkpoint-Workflow.txt
    aboutForeach-Parallel.help.txt
    about
    Foreach-Parallel.txt
    aboutInlineScript.help.txt
    about
    InlineScript.txt
    aboutParallel.help.txt
    about
    Parallel.txt
    aboutSequence.help.txt
    about
    Sequence.txt
    aboutSuspend-Workflow.help.txt
    about
    Suspend-Workflow.txt …

    17 votes
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  17. INPUTS and OUTPUTS section of get-help not displaying properly

    Problem description

    INPUTS and OUTPUTS section of get-help -Full content shows some unwanted tab and new line characters for almost all cmdlets.

    For e.g.,

    get-help content with INPUTS and OUTPUTS section highlighted where extra new line and tab comes for every cmdlet help content.

    INPUTS

    PSObject OR array of PSObject OR String OR array of String
    
    

    You can pipe one IP address or a list of IP addresses as Strings, or one PSObject or list of PSObjects having
    the iLO details such as IP Address, Hostname, Username and Password to access the iLO.

    OUTPUTS

        PSObject[] is returned. Use Get-Member to
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  18. Register-ArgumentCompleter is not documented

    The cmdlet Register-ArgumentCompleter is not documented.

    3 votes
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  19. InformationVariable, InformationAction

    Add-Computer, Incorrect Help Info for parameters: InformationVariable, InformationAction

    It looks to me like the help documentation for these parameters may be wrong.

    -InformationAction [<System.Management.Automation.ActionPreference]>]

    Type the NetBIOS name, an Internet Protocol (IP) address, or a fully qualified domain name of each of the  remote computers. To specify the local
    
    computer, type the computer name, a dot (.), or &quot;localhost&quot;.

    This parameter does not rely on Windows PowerShell remoting. You can use the ComputerName parameter of Add-Computer even if your computer is not
    configured to run remote commands.
    This parameter is introduced in Windows PowerShell 3.0.

    Required? false
    Position? named
    Default…

    2 votes
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  20. Documentation Bug: Wrong Language + Wrong Locale + Wrong HelpInfoUri

    Documentation Bug: Wrong Language + Wrong Country + Wrong HelpInfoUri

    "Update-Help -Verbose -Force" gives:

    Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s)
    'Microsoft.PowerShell.Operation.Validation' with UI culture(s) {en-US} : The value of the
    HelpInfoUri key in the module manifest must resolve to a container or root URL on a website
    where the help files are stored. The HelpInfoUri 'https://www.msn.com/de-de/?ocid=NEFLS000&#39;
    does not resolve to a container.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Update-Help -Verbose -Force
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
    
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvalidHelpInfoUri,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

    ============================================

    But this is the current configuration:

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> $PSCulture
    en-US
    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>…

    2 votes
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