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  1. snippets

    PowerShell ISE - Where are the default snippets after Win10 Upgrade?

    So I've upgraded to Win10Pro 1803 17134.1, opened my trusty PowerShell ISE, pressed CTRL+J and nothing happens!? Even the Get-ISESnippet is not showing any results. I'm using the default snippets and don't have any custom snippets under my documents / PowerShell folder.

    It seems to be related to OneDrive or Windows 10 update as both my Desktop and Laptop have the same problem.

    According to JRV the same issue occurs on 1809 builds.

    Link: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/47ded9fb-0501-4953-92cc-ef55dbf86fbe/powershell-ise-where-are-the-default-snippets-after-win10-upgrade?forum=winserverpowershell

    Best Regards,
    Glenn

    $PSVersionTable

    Name Value
    ---- -----
    PSVersion 5.1.17134.1
    PSEdition Desktop
    PSCompatibleVersions {1.0,…

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      20 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Powershell ISE crashes on Ctrl+Space Intellisense

      my "Ideas" is Powershell ISE should not crash.

      https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/issues/6846

      teps to reproduce
      Use Windows Powershell ISE on Windows Build 17134
      Enter the name of any cmdlet, a dash, then press ctrl+Space.
      Get-Help -[Ctrl+Space]
      Expected behavior
      Should show intellisense popup.
      Actual behavior
      Instead of an intellisense dropdown, a small dot appears.
      Messagebox as follows, followed by closing:
      ---------------------------
      Windows PowerShell ISE - Error
      ---------------------------
      An unexpected error has occurred, and Windows PowerShell ISE must close.
      ---------------------------
      OK
      ---------------------------
      Running in the visual studio debugger shows two exceptions, one from Xaml (associated with the appearance of the dot) the other a NullReferenceException…

      35 votes
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        10 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • ISE should not switch focus automatically to the console pane

        Starting from Windows 10 1803, when you run a selected block of code using F8, ISE switches focus to the console pane. This means that when you run several of these, you have to manually switch the focus back to the script pane after each execution.

        This is much more difficult than before, so please fix this.

        16 votes
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          1 comment  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Timing Invoke-WebRequest Is Slower in Console than ISE

          We are running a home-grown internet speedtest using a PowerShell script. When running the script in ISE on fast network connections (100mbps+), the Invoke-WebRequest commands run fast enough to reflect 100mbps. However, when the script is run through console, the Invoke-WebRequest is restricted and reports speeds of only 25mbps. How can the console be configured to run with the same resources as ISE?

          FYI, this is not an issue for slower networks. Only fast networks seem to expose the console bottleneck.

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          • Powershell ISE win10 1803 Cursor swaping panes on run

            Since windows 10 1803 when running a script from the script pane, the cursor switches from the script pane to the console pane.

            To reproduce: Open powershell ise on windows 10 1803. Enter in a basic script (ex: Write-Host "test") and hit F5. The cursor will move to the console pane so if you start typing the output will be in the console pane.

            The expected behavior would be to leave the cursor in the script pane so that you can continue to edit the script. This was the behavior previous to windows 10 1803.

            8 votes
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              0 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                2 comments  ·  PowerShell Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Help not updating for Whea module shipped with Windows Server 2016

                When running Update-Help on Windows Server 2016, failure occurs against the Whea module.

                Not sure if this is the correct UserVoice to lodge this against, sorry if it's not!

                PS C:\Windows\system32> update-help -force
                update-help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'Whea' with UI culture(s) {en-US} : Unable to retrieve the
                HelpInfo XML file for UI culture en-US. Make sure the HelpInfoUri property in the module manifest is valid or check
                your network connection and then try the command again.
                At line:1 char:1
                + update-help -force
                + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                + CategoryInfo : ResourceUnavailable: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
                + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnableToRetrieveHelpInfoXml,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

                2 votes
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                • PowerShell ISE - PackageManagement\Register-PackageSource : The property 'Name' cannot be found on this object.

                  Facing issue with PowerShell repository registering

                  PackageManagement\Register-PackageSource : The property 'Name' cannot be found on this object.

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                    1 comment  ·  Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Terminating error in if statement script block generates duplicate errorvariable entries

                    Consider the following 2 functions (contrived to illustrate the issue).

                    function 1error { [CmdletBinding()] Param(); throw "This produces 1" }
                    function 2error { [CmdletBinding()] Param(); if($true) {throw "This produces 2"} }

                    If you call the function 1error with an error variable, the error variable will act as expected.

                    1error -ErrorVariable +1var
                    $1var.count #results in 1

                    If you call function 2error with an error variable, the error variable will have 2 identical errors.

                    2error -ErrorVariable +2var
                    $2var.count # results in 2

                    PSVersion is 5.1.14393.2189

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                      • Set-mpioSetting -NewRetryInterval input validation is too strict

                        When I run the following command in powershell
                        (Windows Server 2012 R2, PS Version - 5.1.14409.1005)

                        "Set-mpioSetting -NewRetryInterval 1 "
                        returns the error
                        "Set-MPIOSetting : Cannot validate argument on parameter 'NewRetryInterval'. The 1 argument is less than the minimum allowed range of 3. Supply an argument that is greater than or equal to 3 and then try the command again."

                        The documentation at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/mpio/set-mpiosetting?view=win10-ps says that the default is 1 second, and we can use the GUI to be able to set the retry interval, but I want to be able to use powershell to automate the configuration of my…

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                          1 comment  ·  Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Inconsistent Array Initialization Behaviour

                          Creating an array of arrays as below works well:

                          $myArray = @(
                          @(1,2,3),
                          @(4,5,6)
                          )
                          $myArray[0] #outputs 1, 2, 3
                          $myArray[1] #outputs 4, 5, 6

                          $myBuggyArray = @(
                          @(1,2,3)
                          ,@(4,5,6)
                          )
                          $myBuggyArray[0] #outputs 1
                          $myBuggyArray[3] #outputs 4, 5, 6

                          I wouldn't expect the order of line break & comma to impact the behaviour of the command / can't find any documentation stating that it should.

                          PSVersion: 5.1.14409.1012

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                          • Register-ScheduledTask

                            Register-ScheduledTask -password parameter should accept secure string or PScredential. Currently it accept plain text and the password shows up in event log when register

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                            • Powershell not interpreting spaces correctly

                              I am running a powershell script in the Post-Build event in Visual Studio (VS). Here is a simplified version of the command command

                              powershell -ExecutionPolicy remotesigned -File "%SampleDir%\update.ps1" "$(ProjectDir)" "$(TargetName)" "$(TargetExt)" "$(Configuration)"

                              I want you to understand that I have no control of these macro's $(ProjectDir) ... VS will fill these in.

                              To simplify things I've eliminated VS. Here is a script that simply echo's the input given to it. This will show the problem copy the below script to a file called echo-args.ps1
                              #===================================
                              "The number of parameters passed in is $($Args.Count)"
                              $i = 0
                              foreach ($arg in $Args)…

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                              • PowerShell to select SSID

                                Many companies have several wifi ssids. You know, "Corp" "Guest" "Upstairs Lab"
                                Very very common.

                                How? How do you select one via PowerShell ?

                                2 votes
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                                • Add support for SSRS Mobile reports to Out-RsFolderContent

                                  Out-RsfolderContent fails when exporting Mobile Reports because the 'TypeName' MobileReport is not covered in the function.

                                  I added the following remedy to my system. may be nice for others.
                                  I have not yet tested for PowerBI reports ... but neither have the people making these nice modules ...

                                  if (($item.TypeName -eq 'MobileReport') ) {
                                  $relativePath = $item.Path
                                  if($RsFolder -ne "/") { $relativePath = Clear-Substring -string $relativePath -substring $RsFolder -position front }
                                  $relativePath = $relativePath.Replace("/", "\")
                                  $newFolder = $Destination + $relativePath
                                  Write-Verbose "Creating folder $newFolder"
                                  New-Item $newFolder -ItemType Directory -Force | Out-Null
                                  Write-Verbose "Folder: $newFolder was created successfully."
                                  }

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                                  • Powershell Windows defender bug

                                    I found a bug with windows defender cmdlets!
                                    Cmdlet:
                                    set-mppreference -scanscheduletime
                                    set-mppreference -scanschedulequickscantime

                                    Providing an argument in format HH:mm works for values from 00:00 to 16:59 works as expected and when running get-mppreference the scanscheduletime and scanschedulequickscantime fields show the time requested.

                                    Providing a time past 7pm (17:00) and then running get-mppreference shows the time in the format 2982615.22:16:00, which i believe means ~3 million days in the future.

                                    windows 10 enterprise build 171314
                                    windows server 2016 datacenter build 14393

                                    Please let me know if you would like any further details!

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                                    • fix help get-smbconnection -online

                                      It references http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=24194 which does a redirect to http://technet.microsoft.comlibrary/jj635713(v=wps.620).aspx which is missing the clash between com and library.

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                                      • How to compare current and next Iteration values of foreach loop in Powershell.

                                        Hi,I have a loop like below. In that, I want to compare next iteration value with current iteration value. If current value is not match with next value then I need to do some process. So I want to know like how to get the next Iteration value of a loop in powershell.
                                        $var = ('abc','abc','bcd','cdf','cdf')
                                        Foreach($i in $var){ 
                                        If($i -ne $nextiterationvalue) 
                                        {       do something  } 
                                        else  {     do something  }}

                                        Thanks,Dinesh

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                                        • CmdletsToExport publishing issue with large modules

                                          We (the AWS PowerShell Tools team) have hit an issue publishing the AWS modules to the gallery involving a limit of 4000 cmdlets in the CmdletsToExport manifest member. The gallery returns an error when we attempt to publish, which has forced us to revert to using "*-*" in the manifest, which gives a degraded user experience. I inspected the gallery publishing cmdlets and could see no sign of the limit there, so am assuming therefore that this was a gallery-side exception. The limit appears to be isolated to the CmdletsToExport manifest member as we're able to publish the module with…

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