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  1. Out-DataTable

    Creates a DataTable based on an objects properties. Useful for converting any Powershell object into a DataTable which then can be bulk imported into a SQL Server table.

    .EXAMPLE
    $dt = Get-PSDrive | Out-DataTable
    This example creates a DataTable from the properties of Get-Alias and assigns output to $dt variable

    This idea comes from Chad Miller's Out-DataTable: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/4208a159-a52e-4b99-83d4-8048468d29dd#content

    201 votes
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    19 comments  ·  PowerShell Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    After much discussion with Aaron Nelson and Chrissy LeMaire, and thanks to the enormous amount of support for this item, we’ve recognized that this is something we need to accomplish, one way or another.

    We don’t want to offer an ETA on this as the work is not well understood by our team yet, and no one currently has immediate bandwidth on starting that investigation. But I want to stress the fact that is an important ask that we’re taking seriously as a priority.

    In the meantime, it would be immensely useful if someone with expertise in the DataTable space could submit an RFC (basically a brief spec) to our PowerShell-RFC repository on GitHub. That way, we can have a discussion about what the design of a ConvertTo-DataTable cmdlet might look like before we dive in on an implementation. The process for doing so is located here: https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell-RFC/blob/master/RFC0000-RFC-Process.md#draft

    I…

  2. 10 votes
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  3. BUG: Out-GridView hangs in ISEP 5.1.1

    In ISE Preview 5.1.1 (running on Windows 10.10586.164, FWIW), this hangs:

    "foo" | out-gridview

    Then if you hit Ctrl+C, ISEP says "Stopping"... forever.

    12 votes
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  4. Bug: DSC error when executing configuratin with Set-PSDebug -Strict - "$notAllowedValue cannot be retrieved because it has not been set"

    When you execute a configuration .ps1 script with Set-PSDebug -Strict turned on, you get the following error:

    PSDesiredStateConfiguration\Node : The variable '$notAllowedValue' cannot be retrieved because it has not been set.

    I can work around this by using the following code snippet:

    Set-PSDebug -Off
    $mofFile = SetPullMode -ComputerName $comp -OutputPath $mofFilePath -ConfigurationId $ConfigurationId -Thumbprint $cert.Thumbprint -PullserverUri $PullServerUri
    Set-PSDebug -Strict

    This sounds like a scoping issue in DSC somewhere with the notAllowedValue variable.

    2 votes
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  5. Get-Service should return the user account the services are running under

    The Get-Service cmdlet should return the service account associated to each service.

    We can get this information easily from the Win32_Service WMI class, but to me, it should be returned by Get-Service.

    Checked with PS v5 without luck...

    Thanks!

    182 votes
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  6. Bug: [nullable[enum]] DSC Property throws System.NotSupportedException in WMF5 RTM

    In WMF5 Production Preview the [nullable] flag was required to allow a DSC Property to be null valued. Without this flag a default value was being added to the mof file.

    In WMF5 RTM (Windows 10 installation) the [nullable] flag causes a System.NotSupportedException error to be thrown when running a configuration block.

    In WMF5 RTM, if the [nullable] flag is not used, null values are allowed. I believe this is the same functionality as WMF4.

    The [nullable] flag is shown in the MSDN documentation for DSC. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/dsc/authoringresourceclass

    This should be fixed/clarified to the community.

    1 vote
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  7. Windows PowerShell ISE: Add ability to rearrange tabs

    Votes from Connect: 17

    Original Date Submitted: 6/21/2013 12:41:41 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: deadlydog
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 790585


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

    Problem Description:
    It would be nice in PS ISE if when you have multiple files open, that you could drag the tabs at the top of the Script Pane window (i.e. the file names) to rearrange them. Right now if you want to rearrange the order of the tabs, you have to actually close the tabs and re-open them in the order that you want them.

    This is…

    55 votes
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  8. Implement native robocopy cmdlet

    Votes from Connect: 72

    Original Date Submitted: 2/23/2011 3:47:03 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Joel Reinford
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 646172


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

    Problem Description:
    Powershell needs the full functionality of Robocopy as a cmdlet. Copy-Item has too many limitations and invoking robocopy from Powershell is not an elegant solution.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 646172 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=646172).

    Repro Steps:
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    Internal BugId: 2822

    172 votes
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