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  1. Get-ChildItem gets FileInfo constructed in different ways depending on parameters

    Votes from Connect: 12

    Original Date Submitted: 4/30/2010 9:13:05 PM

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    Handle: Roman Kuzmin
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 556004


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

    Problem Description:
    The more detailed question and investigation is in here:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2744047/mysterious-different-conversion-to-string-of-seemingly-same-input-data

    Items returned by (Get-ChildItem <path>) and (Get-ChildItem <path> -Include *) are converted to strings differently. Different results of the two commands below, IMHO, do not make any practical sense and only lead to confusion and bugs:

    This command gets just file names

    string[]

    This command gets full file paths

    string[]

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  2. Problem in Exporting SSRS report to CSV format:

    Votes from Connect: 13

    Original Date Submitted: 4/6/2010 7:37:36 PM

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    Handle: vitthalbhovi
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 549004


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

    Problem Description:
    Description for Problem:

    The CSV export uses the textbox names for the column headings in SSRS 2005/2008 due this column names are not coming properely in CSV file but in SSRS report its coming fine.i need same column names as in SSRS report (bcoz in my report column names are coming from Expressions (Column names are not hardcoded))

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  3. Change default behavior of module import

    Votes from Connect: 15

    Original Date Submitted: 3/31/2010 2:02:45 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Martin Zugec
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 546066


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

    Problem Description:
    Please re-consider default behavior of Import-Module. Current issue is that if you want to use namespaces (module\verb-noun), you still need to pay attention to name of your functions, because last one always wins.

    This forces us to use SCCM\Get-SccmObject always simply because of the fact that we never know which function we will overwrite. SCCM\Get-Object would overwrite Get-Object in this case. This makes modules less…

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  4. switch statement should accept elements from the pipeline.

    Votes from Connect: 17

    Original Date Submitted: 12/9/2009 12:06:32 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Xaegr
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 518895


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

    Problem Description:
    When you need to send a array of objects to switch statement, you cannot just pipe it:
    PS > Get-EventLog security -newest 100 | Switch ($.EventId) {672 {$Id672++} 680 {$Id680++} }
    or
    Get-EventLog security -newest 100 | Select -expandProperty eventid | Switch {672 {$Id
    672++} 680 {$Id_680++}}

    You need to specify full expression as "argument" for a switch, like this:
    Switch (Get-EventLog security…

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  5. v2: import-module failing should probably be a terminating error

    Votes from Connect: 12

    Original Date Submitted: 10/31/2009 4:57:26 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: x0n
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 506808


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

    Problem Description:
    I see that trying to import a module where the module does not exist yields a non-terminating error. I think that really should be a full-blown terminating error; a failure to load a dependency like that really should stop the script. Having to use get-module -list available, or bump $erroractionpreference up to "stop" just to let try/catch work seems like a bit of a hack.

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  6. Make all cmdlet parameters accept scriptblocks

    Votes from Connect: 14

    Original Date Submitted: 7/23/2008 3:57:45 AM

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    Handle: Dmitry Sotnikov
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 357352


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

    Problem Description:
    Some cmdlets accept scriptblocks for some parameters, while others don't. This is very inconsistent and confusing.

    On the one hand you can use this syntax for these examples: http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2008/04/21/mindwarpingpower-cmdlets-scriptblock-parameters.aspx

    On the other, something like this would fail for no apparent reason:
    Get-DistributionGroup | Set-DistributionGroup -DisplayName {$_.name}

    This is actually (IMHO) a design flaw of PowerShell (unfortunately still present in v2 ) – you (if you…

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  7. BUG: Preserve the current directory name as stored in the filing system and not as entered by the user

    The PowerShell console uses the path as entered by the user and not as stored in the filing system. This is inconsistent with the Command Console behaviour and causes applications that rely on the correct casing of the path to fail. IMHO the console should be case insensitive when searching for fils system paths but should preserve the case when returning the file path.

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  8. Powershell Core should have a nuget package for release

    It would be awesome if powershell core was released as a package on nuget.org as well as the regular means.

    The reason for this is build systems like cake build can have tools referenced via nuget packages and will pull them down as part of the build.

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  9. Bug: Installing WMF4.0 then WMF5.0 on Win7 SP1

    Hello,
    I understand that on Windows 7 SP1-Machines we have to install WMF 4.0 before upgrading to WMF 5.0.
    On all our Windows 7 machines, before installing WMF 4.0 KB2819745, a sample output for Path Environmental Variable, getting with [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable(“Path”), looks like this:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
    After installing WMF 4.0 KB2819745, it looks like this:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;
    There is a multiple path to the Powershell.exe.
    After installing KB3134760 to upgrade to WMF 5.0, it’s getting even worse as path-variable looks like this:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;
    Is this a known issue?
    Thanks in advance
    Norbert

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