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  1. Get-Certificate is misleading

    This cmdlet, rather than listing all certificates on the machine, which is how a Get-Cmdlet tents to work, instead Requests a new certificate from a Certificate Authority.

    This is NOT the way that Get-* cmdlets are supposed to work. And we already have a perfectly good Request-* verb sitting out there, which would be the right verb for this cmdlet.

    This would consitute a breaking change, but I think it's frankly broken today, so I'd call it a 'restorative change' instead.

    33 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Other PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement the && and || operators that bash has

      Votes from Connect: 22

      Original Date Submitted: 2/8/2013 8:32:38 AM

      Description:
      ********Contact Information********
      Handle: antize
      Site Name: PowerShell
      Feedback ID: 778798
      ***************************************

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

      Problem Description:
      Discussion about this at stackoverflow - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/563600/can-i-get-to-work-in-powershell

      Jeffery Snover said to request it here so here I am :D

      Here is a description of what they do -- http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bashref.html#Lists

      An AND list has the form
      command1 && command2

      command2 is executed if, and only if, command1 returns an exit status of zero.

      An OR list has the form
      command1 || command2

      command2 is executed if,…

      23 votes
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      • PSScriptRoot in ps1 script in PSv3 is empty in ISE

        Votes from Connect: 13

        Original Date Submitted: 11/1/2012 3:56:26 AM

        Description:
        ********Contact Information********
        Handle: J Stangroome
        Site Name: PowerShell
        Feedback ID: 769359
        ***************************************

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

        Problem Description:
        In the PSv3 documentation, $PSScriptRoot is now an automatic variable that is populated for both modules and ps1 scripts. It works from PowerShell.exe but not from the ISE

        Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 769359 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=769359).

        Repro Steps:
        1. Create a new script (eg c:\test.ps1) with the contents: gv PSScriptRoot
        2. From PowerShell.exe, execute…

        20 votes
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        • Create a SendTo-SysLog cmdlet and include it by default

          Please include by default a SendTo-Syslog cmdlet to send log messages to UNIX, Linux and SIEMs.

          If you were to add a syslog service role to send or accept syslog messages in a scalable way which integrated with the Windows event logs, that would be great too, but a cmdlet to just send UDP packets is easy enough to include in PoSh 5.1 right now.

          Thanks!

          16 votes
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          • Package PowerShell Classes in a Module

            Object Oriented Programming seems to be supported now in PowerShell, but custom classes defined in modules don't seem to behave the way they should.

            There only seem to be two consistent ways to make these work when importing a module that has classes defined:
            1. Import the module, then run "using module ..." to make the classes available in the session. Alternatively, you can import the module with the using statement, but this isn't ideal (no versioning).
            2. Add the class definition file(s) to the ScriptsToProcess attribute of the module. This isn't ideal either as it runs the scripts in…

            14 votes
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            • Missing trigger options in New-ScheduledTaskTrigger

              Votes from Connect: 3

              Original Date Submitted: 10/30/2014 5:41:25 PM

              Description:
              ********Contact Information********
              Handle: ulrichb
              Site Name: PowerShell
              Feedback ID: 1015225
              ***************************************

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

              Problem Description:
              New-ScheduledTaskTrigger offers just a subset of the trigger options. Things like "On an (event log) event", or "On workstation (un)lock" are missing.

              We just found ugly workarounds to add these (e.g. event log) triggers by using "schtasks.exe /create /xml" or using the COM "TaskScheduler" class.

              New-ScheduledTaskTrigger should allow specifying all options the Task Scheduler UI offers. As there already exists an XML representation of these…

              14 votes
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              • Windows Management Framework and PowerShell: Need consistent, supported way to detect version from the Operating System

                Votes from Connect: 8

                Original Date Submitted: 9/5/2014 9:43:02 PM

                Description:
                ********Contact Information********
                Handle: NPherson
                Site Name: PowerShell
                Feedback ID: 964601
                ***************************************

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

                Problem Description:
                With the WMF, there is no good consistent way to detect what version is installed. You can query for installed KB's, but that only works if the version of the WMF wasn't already baked into the operating system.

                With PowerShell, you can find out what version you have from within PowerShell with $psversiontable, but that information is not available in the OS itself through WMI…

                13 votes
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                • PowerShell Should Ship all its Modules through a NuGet-like service

                  Votes from Connect: 63

                  Original Date Submitted: 11/29/2012 12:00:27 AM

                  Description:
                  ********Contact Information********
                  Handle: Joel 'Jaykul' Bennett
                  Site Name: PowerShell
                  Feedback ID: 772530
                  ***************************************

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

                  Problem Description:
                  The PowerShell team should ship it's modules via a Module Repository (like NuGet), and add commands for retrieving and installing modules to the Core module.

                  They should use that mechanism to further separate releases from the Windows Server ship schedule. In fact, I suggest that you should externalize *all* of the non-core modules (everything which is currently loaded on-demand) to separate them from…

                  12 votes
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                  • The last thing PowerShell needs to have full parity with BASH is a Sudo Equivalent

                    Votes from Connect: 26

                    Original Date Submitted: 4/5/2014 3:29:10 AM

                    Description:
                    ********Contact Information********
                    Handle: Stephen Owen
                    Site Name: PowerShell
                    Feedback ID: 846658
                    ***************************************

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

                    Problem Description:
                    Hi all,

                    With this awesome new addition of official Chocolatey (I cannot spell this word) support, we at The Scripting Guys group on FB realized that the only thing missing to have full feature parity with BASH is Sudo!

                    Sudo has become equivalent with nerdy coolness and now that PowerShell is growing in support and fandom at such a pace, we need our…

                    12 votes
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                    • PowerShell should support .Net extension methods

                      Votes from Connect: 35

                      Original Date Submitted: 9/22/2010 9:56:58 PM

                      Description:
                      ********Contact Information********
                      Handle: Joel "Jaykul" Bennett
                      Site Name: PowerShell
                      Feedback ID: 603415
                      ***************************************

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

                      Problem Description:
                      Currently PowerShell has it's own system (based on type.ps1xml files) for creating extension methods -- while this would have been admirable in the .Net 1.1 or 2.0 era, in the modern .Net Framework we already have Extension methods, and they do not work in PowerShell.

                      As more and more of the .Net Framework itself and 3rd Party APIs begins to depend on extension…

                      12 votes
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                      • test-connection throws quota exception when passed large list of computernames

                        Votes from Connect: 13

                        Original Date Submitted: 1/21/2011 3:36:17 AM

                        Description:
                        ********Contact Information********
                        Handle: jim christopher
                        Site Name: PowerShell
                        Feedback ID: 637184
                        ***************************************

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

                        Problem Description:
                        When passing large (e.g., >650) host names to the test-connection cmdlet, the cmdlet raises a WMI quota violation exception.

                        Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 637184 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=637184).

                        Repro Steps:
                        $ra = @(0..1000) | %{ $env:computername };
                        test-connection $ra;

                        Expected Results:
                        I expect test-connection to manage the WMI underpinnings so I don't receive the quota…

                        11 votes
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                        • ConvertFrom-JSON doesn't allow you to modify the maxJSONLength value

                          Votes from Connect: 26

                          Original Date Submitted: 9/18/2013 10:01:50 PM

                          Description:
                          ********Contact Information********
                          Handle: Mark E. Schill
                          Site Name: PowerShell
                          Feedback ID: 801353
                          ***************************************

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

                          Problem Description:
                          ConvertFrom-JSON doesn't allow you to modify the maxJSONLength value. By default it is set to 2MB so if you have a JSON string that is longer it will error out trying to convert to a PowerShell object.

                          Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 801353 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=801353).

                          Repro Steps:
                          Use ConvertFrom-JSON on any string…

                          11 votes
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                          • UTF-8 without BOM [Missing Encoding Option]

                            Votes from Connect: 4

                            Original Date Submitted: 10/6/2014 10:15:42 AM

                            Description:
                            ********Contact Information********
                            Handle: DScripter
                            Site Name: PowerShell
                            Feedback ID: 993163
                            ***************************************

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

                            Problem Description:
                            I had an issue recently with generating JSON files that needed to be encoded in 'UTF-8 without BOM.' Cmdlets with the -Encoding parameter do not have this format as a possible encoding option.

                            It looks like the Unicode standard recommends not using the BOM, either, as mentioned in this conversation:
                            http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2223882/whats-different-between-utf-8-and-utf-8-without-bom

                            Here is the Standard documentation:
                            http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.0.0/ch02.pdf
                            Quote given from Page 30:
                            "... Use of…

                            11 votes
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                            • Bug: Console output appears out of order

                              In 5.0, objects returned from a script will appear in the console only after the script has completely finished if no formatting data is defined for that object type.

                              Example:

                              Write-Warning "Before"
                              Get-Service E* | select Status, Name, DisplayName
                              Write-Warning "After"

                              Output:

                              WARNING: Before

                              WARNING: After
                              Status Name DisplayName
                              ------ ---- -----------
                              Stopped EapHost Extensible Authentication Protocol
                              Running EFS Encrypting File System (EFS)
                              Running eventlog Windows Event Log
                              Running EventSystem COM+ Event System

                              Details
                              - This did not happen before PowerShell 5.0
                              - This happens both in the PowerShell console and ISE
                              - The issue affects all objects that have…

                              11 votes
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                              • PowerShell must support calling Async APIs

                                Votes from Connect: 57

                                Original Date Submitted: 3/24/2014 10:15:46 AM

                                Description:
                                ********Contact Information********
                                Handle: Joel 'Jaykul' Bennett
                                Site Name: PowerShell
                                Feedback ID: 838221
                                ***************************************

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

                                Problem Description:
                                Currently PowerShell has it's own systems (based on "Jobs") for doing asynchronous tasks -- while this was admirable in the .Net 2.0 and 3.0 era, in the modern .Net Framework we have new "IAsyncResult" task APIs, and they do not work in PowerShell at all.

                                As more and more of the .Net Framework itself and 3rd party APIs begin to depend on Tasks,…

                                11 votes
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                                • ISE: Configurable tab size & convert tabs to spaces

                                  Votes from Connect: 107

                                  Original Date Submitted: 9/6/2012 7:43:17 PM

                                  Description:
                                  ********Contact Information********
                                  Handle: HelgeKlein
                                  Site Name: PowerShell
                                  Feedback ID: 761424
                                  ***************************************

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

                                  Problem Description:
                                  Any code editor really needs these two features:

                                  - configurable tab size (currently fixed at 4)
                                  - whether to convert tabs to spaces

                                  Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 761424 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=761424).

                                  Repro Steps:
                                  Expected Results:

                                  Internal BugId: 3787

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Req: JEA add ability to define parameter as mandatory in psrc

                                    Currently you can define what parameters are exposes and if needed, you can provide a validateset or validatepattern for the parameter. What I can't do is specify the parameter in question should be mandatory even though the cmdlet or function does not enforce its usage.
                                    E.g.: I define the following in my psrc
                                    VisibleCmdlets = @{
                                    Name = 'Get-Process'
                                    Parameters = @{
                                    Name = 'Name'
                                    ValidateSet = 'ZoomIt'
                                    }
                                    }

                                    this does not restrict the user from just typing Get-Service and have every service returned.
                                    Current workaround is to create a proxy function and expose that instead of the cmdlet. …

                                    11 votes
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                                      survey  ·  1 comment  ·  Other PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Out-Gridview should provide a count of the number of objects displayed

                                      It would be very useful if Out-Gridview provided a build in display of the number of objects in the grid. This could be in a status bar at the bottom or at the top along with the Add Criteria button.

                                      This would update as the filters are applied. It would also be nice if the selected items had a count as well.

                                      It would be especially useful with -passthru as you could have an estimate on the number of objects being passed to the next cmdlet in the pipeline.

                                      You can come up with the count by using measure-object, but…

                                      10 votes
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                                        It would certainly be cool, but we’re not really investing in Out-GridView at this point in time. I’ll leave this open as a Survey to see if the demand surpasses our bar (though I’d caveat that demand would have to be fairly high).

                                        Thanks,
                                        Joey

                                      • ConvertTo-Html incorrectly labels default single column

                                        ConvertTo-Html works as desired when the output contains two or more columns.

                                        ConvertTo-Html works as desired when the output contains only one column derived from a property that was explicitly named in the -Properties parameter.

                                        However, if a match string is used for the -Property parameter, or the -Property parameter is omitted (and presumably defaults to match string "*"), and the output contains only a single column, the column header incorrectly contains the match string instead of the name of the property.

                                        For example, this:

                                        $X = [pscustomobject]@{ Name = 'Joe' }
                                        ConvertTo-Html -InputObject $X -Fragment

                                        Results in this:

                                        <table> …

                                        10 votes
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                                        • Get-Help needs to work better in the face of multiple versions of a module

                                          I understand when Get-Help shows me multiple results for the same command when there are different sources of the same command e.g.:

                                          4> get-help format-hex

                                          Name Category Module Synopsis
                                          ---- -------- ------ --------
                                          Format-Hex Function Microsoft.PowerShell.U... ...
                                          Format-Hex Cmdlet Pscx PSCX Cmdlet:

                                          However this doesn't make sense when it is just different versions of the same command:

                                          8> get-help about_psreadline

                                          Name Category Module Synopsis
                                          ---- -------- ------ --------
                                          about_PSReadline HelpFile
                                          about_PSReadline HelpFile

                                          I think Get-Help needs to be smart about this latter situation and A) only list the version of about_PSReadline that corresponds to the loaded module or B) if…

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