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  1. Need better formatting for type System.Management.Automation.ApplicationInfo

    Votes from Connect: 12

    Original Date Submitted: 4/11/2013 6:35:26 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Keith Hill MVP
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 783409


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

    Problem Description:
    The output of Get-Command for exes is pretty much worthless:

    PS> gcm mstest

    CommandType Name ModuleName


    Application MSTest.exe

    I usually know it is an exe and I certainly know the name. What I want to know is the path for the exe. Don't make me go having to look for that when it's the most common thing folks want to know. And if there's…

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  2. DCR - CIM cmdlets not returning WMI metadata

    Votes from Connect: 43

    Original Date Submitted: 3/26/2013 1:25:17 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Trevor Sullivan
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 782064


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

    Problem Description:
    When using the Get-WmiObject cmdlet, lots of WMI metadata is included with the resulting objects including:


    1. WMI qualifier names/values (and qualifier metadata: IsAmended, IsLocal, PropagatesToInstance, PropagatesToSubclass, IsOverriable)

    2. System properties

    3. WMI class path (eg. \servername\root\cimv2:Win32_ComputerSystem.Name="servername")

    4. WMI instance path (eg. \servername\root\cimv2:Win32_ComputerSystem)

    5. ManagementScope options via "Scope" property

    6. WMI class-level information: DERIVATION, DYNASTY, SUPERCLASS, _SERVER, NAMESPACE, PATH, GENUS, __RELPATH, et al.

    7. ... and probably others I'm missing
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  3. Show-Command should (at least optionally) show default values

    Votes from Connect: 12

    Original Date Submitted: 3/5/2013 8:42:45 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Matthew Reynolds [MSFT]
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 780634


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

    Problem Description:
    The utility of Show-Command as a GUI front end enabling less skilled users to execute a task oriented script/function is impaired by the fact that default values cannot be shown.
    Having the ability to display default values has two usability benefits:
    1) It gives the user an idea of what they really need to configure and what they can leave alone
    2)…

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  4. Handling ownership on fileobjects

    Votes from Connect: 11

    Original Date Submitted: 2/27/2013 4:19:23 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Anders P
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 780084


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

    Problem Description:
    Functionality could be build into CMDlets could be Remove-Item, Copy-Item, Move-Item via the -force parameter, or if thats too risky, new CMDlets could be invented like Get-Owner or Set-Owner.

    I would really enjoy to see the integration of TakeOwn.exe, SubInACL.exe and iCacls.exe functionality into CMDlets

    Windows transform so many windows-executables with different syntax into CMDlets, and that makes life as an admin so much easier…

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  5. Update-Help -SourcePath Failure on Computer Without Internet Connection

    Votes from Connect: 16

    Original Date Submitted: 1/21/2013 3:51:42 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Rohn Edwards
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 777012


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

    Problem Description:
    When running Update-Help using the -SourcePath parameter on a machine without an internet connection that has had the help updated already, the command fails with "Unable to connect to Help content. Make sure the server is available and then try the command again." The Save-Help and Update-Help combination works perfectly when updating the help on a system with no help installed. I've seen…

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  6. Powershell in Windows RT fails to Run Implicit Remoting to Powershell 2.0

    Votes from Connect: 11

    Original Date Submitted: 11/5/2012 5:15:07 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Sean Kearney
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 770035


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

    Problem Description:
    When Executing a PS-Remoting Session from a Microsoft Surface Device with Windows RT using Powershell 3.0 to Powershell 2.0 on a remote server (with defined trusts in WinRM) Implicit remoting fails

    An interactive session on the x64 Remote server works fine, but using an IMPORT-PSSESSION with -prefix parameter fails to produce any available cmdlets.

    EXPORT-PSSESSION will produce a module on the local Windows…

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  7. Serious Get-ChildItem performance degradation in v3

    Votes from Connect: 25

    Original Date Submitted: 10/4/2012 10:09:17 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Kirk Munro
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 766100


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

    Problem Description:
    When you invoke Get-ChildItem in PowerShell 3.0 with a path that does not exist, it searches for all files instead (wtf?). If you combine that with -Recurse and -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue in a script, you're facing a huge performance degradation that won't be easy to spot. Consider the two transcripts below. They show that a single Get-ChildItem call using a path that does not…

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  8. Accidental code execution in ISE by pressing F1

    Votes from Connect: 12

    Original Date Submitted: 9/19/2012 5:52:24 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: TobiasWeltner
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 763406


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

    Problem Description:
    when you press F1 in ISE 3.0, the word the cursor is in is used as a keyword, and ISE executes this code:

    Get-Help "keyword" -ShowWindow

    The problem here are the double-quotes. The keyword should be placed into single quotes. With double quotes, unexpected behavior and accidental code execution is possible.

    See details section below for steps to repro.

    Product Studio item created by…

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  9. Please add documentation in German language for PowerShell 3.0

    Votes from Connect: 78

    Original Date Submitted: 9/18/2012 6:29:36 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Peter Kriegel
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 763246


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

    Problem Description:
    In PowerShell 3.0 there are no help files available in German language. But I would consider missing help as top priority here. Most of the the east German peoples are never learned English (they learned Russia). Even for Peoples who can read English, there is a big danger to misunderstood something. Reading documentation in a foreign language can be very challenging.

    Calling the…

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  10. Help for Polish is missing.

    Votes from Connect: 23

    Original Date Submitted: 9/18/2012 3:37:35 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Bartek Bielawski
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 763122


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

    Problem Description:
    There is no help available in Polish both in previous versions and in current version of PowerShell. Actually - nothing is really localized to Polish (including menus in ISE, most of error messages). But I would consider missing help as top priority here: it's not big issue for people who are fluent in English, but reading documentation in foreign language can be challenging.

    Product Studio…

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  11. powershell v3-RC: specific comment line causes all scripts to fail

    Votes from Connect: 11

    Original Date Submitted: 7/13/2012 3:45:58 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: RichardMcKenzie
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 753494


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

    Problem Description:
    A new bug has been introduced in powershell v3.0 - RC that does not exist in v3.0 CTP2.

    It appears that .ps1 scripts fail to execute and throw the runtime error "Executable script code found in signature block" if the following line appears in the script:

    organizational unit filter

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 753494 (…

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  12. PowerShell 3.0 ISE needs '-version 2.0' option

    Votes from Connect: 10

    Original Date Submitted: 7/12/2012 9:58:36 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: sba
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 753454


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

    Problem Description:
    Given that PS3 will not be available for legacy operating systems, and that PS3 will not be deployed everywhere overnight, it is currently required to write scripts that are backwards-compatible with PS2.

    This can be achieved by:
    - using 'Set-StrictMode-version 2.0'
    - testing in a host created by running 'powershell -version 2.0'

    But it's not possible to develop using the ISE in PS2 mode.

    IMVHO this…

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  13. PowerShell ISE v3 Release Preview: Intellisense does not show parameter name for parameter with existing value

    Votes from Connect: 18

    Original Date Submitted: 6/28/2012 2:16:48 AM

    Description:

    Contact Information
    Handle: Trevor Sullivan
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 751184


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

    Problem Description:
    The PowerShell ISE v3 Release Preview does not show the parameter name in the Intellisense window, for a parameter that already has a value define (based on its position).

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 751184 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=751184).

    Repro Steps:
    1. Open ISE v3 Release Preview
    2. In a new script window, type a cmdlet and…

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  14. Option for Format-Table to set color of a column

    Votes from Connect: 16

    Original Date Submitted: 2/27/2011 6:44:56 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Soós Tibor
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 648076


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

    Problem Description:
    There is currently an option for Format-Table to set the Label, FormatString, Width and Alignment of a table coulum. My suggestion is to extend these options with ForegroundColor and BackgroundColor of the column.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 648076 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=648076).

    Repro Steps:
    Expected Results:

    Internal BugId: 2825

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  15. v3 suggestion: PowerShell FileSystemProvider should support transactions (TxF)

    Votes from Connect: 56

    Original Date Submitted: 1/13/2011 12:03:33 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Oisin Grehan
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 635713


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

    Problem Description:
    From Vista onwards, Windows supports both a transacted registry (TxR) and transacted filesystem (TxF). With powershell v2, we got TxR support. For v3 or beyond, it would be great to have TxF support. A good example taking Pscx's archive cmdlets into account would be the following pipeline:

    PS> dir c:\logs\ -rec -inc *.log -usetx | write-zip -removeoriginal -usetx | move-item c:\archived_logs\ -usetx

    This will recursively…

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  16. add Start-Transcript filters

    Votes from Connect: 21

    Original Date Submitted: 10/8/2010 4:46:21 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: TobiasWeltner
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 611703


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

    Problem Description:
    Start-Transcript logs input and output. This creates huge log files.
    There should be a switch that enables Start-Transcript to only log the inputs and omit the outputs. Optionally, there could be an indicator whether a command completed successfully, was aborted or raised an exception.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 611703 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=611703).

    Repro Steps:
    currently default behavior

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  17. Get-Member and Online parameter

    Votes from Connect: 16

    Original Date Submitted: 8/9/2010 1:34:16 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Aleksandar Nikolic
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 584518


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

    Problem Description:
    I would like that Get-Member cmdlet supports Online parameter in V3 (similar to Get-Help in V2):

    Get-Process | Get-Member -Online

    That command would open the .NET Framework page in MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.diagnostics.process.aspx).

    dir | Get-Member -Online

    That command would open the .NET Framework pages in MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.fileinfo.aspx and http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.directoryinfo.aspx).

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

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  18. PowerShell should implement an Unless operator

    Votes from Connect: 15

    Original Date Submitted: 7/21/2010 11:36:19 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: bigjimslade80465
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 576911


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

    Problem Description:
    Currently, I need to do this:

    if(! ($bar)) { & foo}

    I would like to be able to do this:

    unless($bar) { & foo}

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 576911 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=576911).

    Repro Steps:
    Currently, I need to do this:

    if(! ($bar)) { & foo}

    I would like to be able to do this:

    unless($bar)…

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  19. ArgumentList parameter to Start-Job Incomplete

    Votes from Connect: 15

    Original Date Submitted: 5/29/2010 12:09:48 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Clint B.
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 563695


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

    Problem Description:
    The -ArgumentList parameter is described as passing arguments 'for the script that is specified by the FilePath parameter', which is true. But it also specifies the arguments to a scriptblock specified by the ScriptBlock parameter.

    Additionally the help says that "Because all of the values that follow the ArgumentList parameter name are interpreted as being values of ArgumentList, the ArgumentList parameter should be the…

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  20. v2 bug: test-path returns true for pure whitespace path.

    Votes from Connect: 10

    Original Date Submitted: 5/22/2010 3:29:42 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: x0n
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 560761


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

    Problem Description:
    Calling test-path " " returns $true. I would expect $false unless a file named " " really did exist.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 560761 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=560761).

    Repro Steps:
    given there is no file or folder named " " in the root of C:\

    ps c:> test-path " "
    True

    Expected Results:
    ps> test-path " " …

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