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  1. Azure module conflict with Storage module

    Votes from Connect: 11

    Original Date Submitted: 6/5/2014 4:37:24 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: keseph
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 888873


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: I do not know if this issue existed previously

    Problem Description:

    Using the latest versions of the Azure PowerShell module from the Web Platform Installer on an otherwise-clean image of Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter from the Azure Gallery, you cannot import the Storage module after importing the Azure module. You receive a long string of errors starting with:

    PS C:> Import-Module Storage
    Import-Module : Cannot process Cmdlet Definition XML for the following file:

    C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\Storage\Disk.cdxml.

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  2. SCVMM and SCDPM PowerShell Modules can't work together

    Votes from Connect: 13

    Original Date Submitted: 5/14/2014 10:32:59 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Мухаметшин Наиль
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 873348


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

    Problem Description:
    Good day everyone!

    Very strange issue: when i try to load together Virtual Machine Manager 2012 and Data Protection Manager 2012 modules - script fails:

    PS C:\Windows\system32> ipmo virtualmachinemanager
    PS C:\Windows\system32> ipmo DataProtectionManager
    Import-Module : Could not load type 'Microsoft.Internal.EnterpriseStorage.Dls.Utils.AlertTypes.AlertEnum' from assembly
    'Utils, Version=1.0.523.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35'.
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\DPM\DPM\bin\Modules\DataProtectionManager\DataProtectionManager.psm
    1:2 char:1
    + Import-Module (Join-Path $cmdletDllPath ObjectModelCmdlet.dll)
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          :
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  3. Update-Help shouldn't require running as admin

    Votes from Connect: 12

    Original Date Submitted: 3/12/2014 7:14:43 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Stephen Owen
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 832660


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

    Problem Description:
    Hi all,

    I think that it is a constant annoyance having to update-help on new servers or workstations. In my opinion, there is really no reason that Update-help should require me to relaunch Help as an admin user, as that requires launching a separate instance of the console.

    THanks,

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 832660 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=832660)

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  4. Install-WindowsFeature docs incomplete

    Votes from Connect: 28

    Original Date Submitted: 1/4/2014 6:13:19 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: PowerShellDon
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 812950


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

    Problem Description:
    Install-WindowsFeature is missing important instructions and caveats with regard to the -Source parameter.

    First, it does not provide examples of the correct path syntax when pointing to a WIM image (e.g., "wim:/c:/sources/install.wim:3", including an explanation of the numeric index). The help does suggest pointing to a WIM image, but without the right path syntax, it's hard to get it to actually work. The numeric index is…

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  5. Desired State Configuration help file is named about_DesiredStateConfiguration instead of about_Desired_State_Configuration

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 12/10/2013 12:59:41 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: David Wyatt
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 811097


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

    Problem Description:
    The TOPIC line of the help file says "aboutDesiredStateConfiguration", which is consistent with the naming of other PowerShell help files, but the actual file name is aboutDesiredStateConfiguration.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 811097 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=811097).

    Repro Steps:
    Expected Results:

    Internal BugId: 6515

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  6. Windows 8.1 - Powershell 4.0 Get-ADComputer -Properties * bug

    Votes from Connect: 72

    Original Date Submitted: 10/24/2013 11:12:10 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: jbarkl3y
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 806452


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

    Problem Description:
    When running the Get-ADComputer command I run into the following. There has been a couple of posts on this error but they are related to Powershell 3.0 and can be fixed by changing your AD Schema to version 47. This bug still exists except now my Schema version is 47 and the bug still persists.

    Get-ADComputer : One or more properties are invalid.
    Parameter name: msDS-AssignedAuthNPolicy …

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  7. Centralized Package Management for Power Shell

    Votes from Connect: 11

    Original Date Submitted: 9/10/2013 2:56:23 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: deadlydog
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 800050


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

    Problem Description:
    Centralized Package Management would be a huge win for PowerShell. Modules are a great part of PowerShell, but writing scripts for other people/computers that depend on them can be problematic, as you can't guarantee that the modules will be installed on those computers. If PowerShell had something similar to Ruby Gems that would be great, where at the top of the script you specify the modules…

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  8. Need a clean way to splat a hashtable against the various commands that take an ArgumentList

    Votes from Connect: 11

    Original Date Submitted: 8/16/2013 7:15:31 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Keith Hill MVP
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 797536


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

    Problem Description:
    There are several commands that have an ArgumentList parameter that take arguments bound for a PowerShell command. However, this parameter doesn't support splatting in any sort of easy and/or obvious way.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 797536 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=797536).

    Repro Steps:
    create a file $home\icmargs.ps1 with these contents:

    Param(

    [Parameter(Mandatory, Position=0)]
    
    [string]$Computername=$env:computername,
    [string]$log,
    [int]$newest=5

    ) …

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  9. Get-Acl should produce nonterminating errors when it fails to access a file or directory

    Votes from Connect: 11

    Original Date Submitted: 7/20/2013 11:16:28 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: David Wyatt
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 794618


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

    Problem Description:
    Get-Acl currently throws terminating errors anytime it fails to access a file or directory, even though it accepts an array of strings for the Path / LiteralPath parameters, and accepts pipeline input. Per Microsoft's guidelines for cmdlet error reporting (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms714412(v=vs.85).aspx), it seems like these should be non-terminating errors, as they are related to a specific input object, and should not prevent processing of…

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  10. A cmdlet should be available for waiting for event log entries

    Votes from Connect: 17

    Original Date Submitted: 7/14/2013 10:21:11 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Jan Egil Ring
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 793869


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

    Problem Description:
    A cmdlet should be available for waiting for event log entries. Currently the user will need to manually configure an event subscription in order to listen for new event log entries.
    A new cmdlet (for example Wait-EventLog) should be available and capable of listening for new events in one or more specified event logs, both from local and remote computers.

    Product Studio item created…

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  11. PowerShell script cannot be ran outside of Console if path contains spaces

    Votes from Connect: 11

    Original Date Submitted: 5/29/2013 2:52:43 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: deadlydog
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 788806


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

    Problem Description:

    If you try and run a PowerShell script from File Explorer (e.g. Windows Explorer) by double clicking on it, or from the context menu using Open With -> Windows PowerShell the script will not run; instead the PowerShell console will display an error that the given file path is not valid, since only the first portion (up to the first space) of the script file path…

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Update-Help -SourcePath Failure on Computer Without Internet Connection

    Votes from Connect: 16

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

    Description:
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    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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  17. Please add documentation in French language for PowerShell 3.0

    Votes from Connect: 114

    Original Date Submitted: 1/11/2013 5:50:47 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Arnaud Petitjean
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 776313


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

    Problem Description:
    * Unlike the previous versions (1.0 and 2.0) *, in PowerShell 3.0 there are no help files available in French language.

    I would consider missing help as top priority here. 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 -online Help every time I need…

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Invoke-RestMethod is truncating results

    Votes from Connect: 11

    Original Date Submitted: 9/29/2012 1:53:59 AM

    Description:

    Contact Information
    Handle: Trevor Sullivan
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 765261


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

    Problem Description:
    The Invoke-RestMethod cmdlet in PowerShell v3 is truncating the results that come back from the Windows Azure REST API (querying for a list of ServiceBus queues), formatted as a XML AtomPub document. Within the results of the AtomPub document, only every other AtomPub "title" is returned from Invoke-RestMethod, rather than a complete result set.

    This behavior can be confirmed by using the parameters…

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