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    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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      13 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…

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        8 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.

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          0 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  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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            0 comments  ·  PowerShell Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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                3 comments  ·  PowerShell Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  2 comments  ·  PowerShell Gallery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable configuration version tracking for compiled DSC configurations

                  As a part of infrastructure as code or using DSC in the deployment pipelines, it is desired that we be able to identify the version of the node configuration. With all configurations being put into a source / version control repository, it won't be difficult to promote the version number for a given configuration document. However, at this point in time, there is no way to specify the version of the configuration document itself anywhere. This makes it hard to determine or identify what version of the configuration is being used on a target node without using a 3rd party…

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                    2 comments  ·  Desired State Configuration (DSC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Export-ODataEndpointProxy duplicate key sequence errors on redfish endpoint

                    I'm getting some parse issues with Export-ODataEndpointProxy. It creates 119 cdxml files from my Redfish endpoint, but 8 of them have "duplicate key sequence" errors. That's pretty good at 8 of 119, but I'm unable to run any cmdlets because when I Import-Module on the folder of cdxml files, it returns the "duplicate key sequence" errors.

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                      1 comment  ·  Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Better Write-Progress bar, like in yarn.

                      The current Write-Progress bar is ugly, and shows at the top of the sreen. Showing yello text over dark cyan, representing progress with some weird circles...

                      It should be more like the yarn progress bar, that shows immediately after the command.

                      https://imgur.com/GfJRHfp

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

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                          0 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Merge "Windows PowerShell" and "PowerShell Core", make result default on Windows

                          When sending code to someone, I don't want to have to qualify the post with "if it doesn't work, try the *other* PowerShell...". I know there will be OS-specific modules/commands, but there should *not* be two code bases for the shell itself, or two product names.

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                          • WMF/WinRM 5.1 System File version issues after installing KB4103724

                            My operating system environment is W8.1/WS12R2 with Windows Mangagement Framework 5.1 installed

                            After installing KB4103724 (May, 2018 Preview of monthly Rollup for NT6.3), I found that some of the files in WMF/WINRM 5.1 were changed, and those changes were not listed on the update history.

                            Let me say a few questions about this change:

                            1: Generally speaking, the monthly Summary preview update is used to resolve performance and reliability issues, but this update history does not list the changes in WMF/WINRM 5.1. The affected file in WMF/WINRM 5.1 is listed only in file information for update 4103724.

                            2: I noticed…

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                            • Bug: The Get-ADGroupMember -Recursive option doesn't work correctly

                              Get-ADGroupMember -Recursive only reads the Group Members property. It does not also add users to the list who have a group as their primary group. Here is what it should be doing...

                              (Get-ADGroupMember -Identity "Domain Admins" | select distinguishedName).distinguishedName

                              Here is what it is actually doing...

                              Get-ADGroup -Identity "Domain Admins" -Properties Member | select -ExpandProperty member

                              Which is a different answer!

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                                0 comments  ·  Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Dynamic param is silently ignored

                                Dynamic param is silently ignored, and no errors are thrown when CmdletBinding is not defined.

                                [CmdletBinding()]
                                Param()

                                The following code should either run successfully, or throw an error:

                                Function Add-Control() {
                                DynamicParam {
                                $ParamAttribute = New-Object Parameter
                                $ParamAttribute.Mandatory = $true
                                $ParamAttribute.ParameterSetName = '__AllParameterSets'

                                $AttributeCollection = New-Object System.Collections.ObjectModel.Collection[System.Attribute]

                                $AttributeCollection.Add($ParamAttribute)

                                $controlTypes = @("TextBox", "Label", "DataGrid")

                                $AttributeCollection.Add((New-Object ValidateSet($controlTypes)))

                                $RuntimeParam = New-Object System.Management.Automation.RuntimeDefinedParameter('Type', [string], $AttributeCollection)

                                $RuntimeParamDictionary = New-Object System.Management.Automation.RuntimeDefinedParameterDictionary

                                $RuntimeParamDictionary.Add('Type', $RuntimeParam)

                                return $RuntimeParamDictionary
                                }

                                Process {
                                Write-Host ($PSBoundParameters['Type'])
                                }
                                }

                                Add-Control -Type "Test"
                                # $null

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                                • Fatal error when using a class when the script is in the folder containing a single quote

                                  Create a script called "C:\Temp'Test\Test.ps1" and add the following lines:

                                  Write-Host "Test"
                                  Class MyClass {}

                                  Execute this script and you get this error:

                                  The given assembly name or codebase was invalid. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131047) At line:1 char:1 + & 'C:\Temp''Test\Test..ps1' + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : OperationStopped: (:) [], FileLoadException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.IO.FileLoadException

                                  Rename the folder as simply C:\Test and it runs without an error.

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                                  • New-Volume does not work with SMR drives

                                    I can create a storage pool with or without storage tiers and then use new-virtualdisk to create disks on the storage pool. I can then format-volume and add access paths with add-PartitionAccessPath. All the separate parts work fine.

                                    but...if I make a storage pool and try something like:

                                    New-Volume -StoragePoolFriendlyName Test_Pool -FriendlyName Test0 -Size 10TB -ResiliencySettingName Simple -FileSystem ReFS -AccessPath M:\access_path0

                                    ...it will work one time. Any other volumes attempted on the same storage pool (with different names and access_paths) will fail on both ReFS and NTFS file systems. The same command run on PMR HDDs will work repeatedly just…

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                                    • BUG: binary module loading fails silently on Fall Creators update on some machines

                                      occurs in PS 5.1 on Windows 10, Fall Creators update
                                      First observed with SqlServer module 21.0.17199
                                      Also occurs with PsWindowsUpdate v2.0.0.0 , SqlServer 21.0.17224

                                      Pretty much what it says - with either autoload or Import-Module, the module loads with no complaints but the cmdlets aren't there. The assemblies _do_ get loaded into the appdomain. I found no obvious clues poking around with ProcMon and Trace-Command (obvious to me, anyway). Happens on some machines, not others. Reported by 3 users (that I know of), in each case after updating to the Fall Creators update. If you have any debugging hints, they'd…

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                                      • PowerShell sessions don't support mixed-culture values such as 'en-DE'

                                        Note: This may ultimately require resolution in the .NET framework.

                                        Recent versions of Windows 10 support mixed culture values such as `en-DE` (sic) (since version 1703 - see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc233982.aspx)

                                        After using, e.g., `Set-Culture en-DE` to set the culture for future PowerShell sessions (which in itself succeeds, as you can verify at registry location [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International]), subsequent PowerShell sessions quietly fall back onto culture 'en-US', as reflected in $PSCulture and [cultureinfo]::CurrentCulture.

                                        Note that such a mixed culture *is* honored in PowerShell *Core*.

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                                        • Graphical bug in PSVersion 5.1.16299.248

                                          Hi there

                                          I've never used the powershell very much. Today I discovered this graphical bug in the rendering of the console text output:
                                          https://i.imgur.com/H40F15W.png
                                          This bug was very confusing at first. Then it just kept getting more irritating.
                                          The bug appears when I scroll up and down, at the bottom of the window. Sometimes text gets cut off at the sides too, but only if I change the window width.
                                          I think I remember I had similiar issues years ago on a different computer.

                                          I couldn't find anything related on google. Maybe I used the wrong search terms?

                                          Although totally…

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