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  1. Option for Format-Table to set color of a column

    Votes from Connect: 16

    Original Date Submitted: 2/27/2011 6:44:56 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Soós Tibor
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 648076


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

    Problem Description:
    There is currently an option for Format-Table to set the Label, FormatString, Width and Alignment of a table coulum. My suggestion is to extend these options with ForegroundColor and BackgroundColor of the column.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 648076 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=648076).

    Repro Steps:
    Expected Results:

    Internal BugId: 2825

    1 vote
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  2. Implement native robocopy cmdlet

    Votes from Connect: 72

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

    Description:
    Contact Information
    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:
    Expected Results:

    Internal BugId: 2822

    172 votes
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  3. Add timeout parameter to Get-WmiObject

    Votes from Connect: 82

    Original Date Submitted: 2/19/2011 1:58:11 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: JHofferle
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 645165


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

    Problem Description:
    Get-WmiObject is commonly used to collect information from a list of remote computers. Most of the time this works correctly, but if WMI is broken on the remote system it can cause a script to hang.

    A workaround that implements a custom function was posted here:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dmuscett/archive/2009/05/27/get2d00wmicustom.aspx

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 645165 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=645165)

    5 votes
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  4. Provide a simple way to reverse engineer Windows configurations using Windows PowerShell

    Votes from Connect: 13

    Original Date Submitted: 1/28/2011 2:06:24 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Matt Neerincx [MSFT]
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 639211


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

    Problem Description:
    Trying to figure out how to do anything with Windows Powershell is always challenging. Why not have a simple tool to reverse engineer the configuration of Windows and generate the associated PowerShell scripts? We have this feature in SQL Server, you just right click on something and say "generate script".

    I would like to have a way to generate scripts for Windows Failover Cluster…

    4 votes
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  5. test-connection throws quota exception when passed large list of computernames

    Votes from Connect: 13

    Original Date Submitted: 1/21/2011 3:36:17 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: jim christopher
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 637184


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

    Problem Description:
    When passing large (e.g., >650) host names to the test-connection cmdlet, the cmdlet raises a WMI quota violation exception.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 637184 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=637184).

    Repro Steps:
    $ra = @(0..1000) | %{ $env:computername };
    test-connection $ra;

    Expected Results:
    I expect test-connection to manage the WMI underpinnings so I don't receive the quota violation.

    16 votes
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  6. v3 suggestion: PowerShell FileSystemProvider should support transactions (TxF)

    Votes from Connect: 56

    Original Date Submitted: 1/13/2011 12:03:33 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Oisin Grehan
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 635713


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

    Problem Description:
    From Vista onwards, Windows supports both a transacted registry (TxR) and transacted filesystem (TxF). With powershell v2, we got TxR support. For v3 or beyond, it would be great to have TxF support. A good example taking Pscx's archive cmdlets into account would be the following pipeline:

    PS> dir c:\logs\ -rec -inc *.log -usetx | write-zip -removeoriginal -usetx | move-item c:\archived_logs\ -usetx

    This will recursively…

    1 vote
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  7. Add Support for LINQ

    Votes from Connect: 61

    Original Date Submitted: 1/11/2011 12:54:36 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Joel -Jaykul- Bennett
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 635454


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

    Problem Description:
    When LINQ is available, it can push queries into the native language of the underlying storage without requiring users to learn that query language. This transformation can speed up queries to perform hundreds times faster, and when the alternative is to ship large amounts of data over the wire to be filtered locally, thousands of times faster.

    In many cases using LINQ can convert…

    5 votes
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  8. Get-ItemProperty in registry should return value type.

    Votes from Connect: 13

    Original Date Submitted: 12/20/2010 5:55:34 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Bartek Bielawski
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 632464


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

    Problem Description:
    Currently I see no easy way to get type of registry values. Info presented by Get-ItemProperty is not very helpful. I found workaround for that (sample):
    $key = Get-Item 'HKLM:\software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer'
    $Property = @{Name = 'Property'; Expression = {$}}
    $Value = @{Name = 'Value'; Expression = {$key.GetValue($
    ) }}
    $ValueType = @{Name = 'Value Type'; Expression = {$key.GetValueKind($_)}}
    $key.Property | select $Property, $Value, $ValueType
    I…

    2 votes
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  9. New Get-Content parameter for XML content support

    Votes from Connect: 19

    Original Date Submitted: 12/19/2010 9:54:31 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Shay Levi
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 632433


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

    Problem Description:
    To load an XML file we usually do the following:

    $xml = xml

    To make it easier and type less I suggest to add a new parameter:

    $xml = Get-Content -Path .\file.xml -AsXml

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 632433 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=632433).

    Repro Steps:
    Expected Results:

    Internal BugId: 2772

    3 votes
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  10. PowerShell remoting DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher object garbled.

    Votes from Connect: 18

    Original Date Submitted: 12/13/2010 7:55:24 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: HPH2
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 630828


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

    Problem Description:
    From: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ITCG/thread/7d2a0b0e-254f-4725-9c02-20744cd3cdd5/

    Powershell version 2.0

    Background:
    I have a script successfully assembling information about servers in our primary domain.
    Now i am trying to use PowerShell Remoting to include information about servers in our DMZ zones.
    This works great.

    Except when i try to query the Active Directory.

    Following runs fine in a powershell window on the server dzms01 in a remote desktop session:

    PS…

    2 votes
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  11. Enable-PSRemoting support for ComputerName parameter

    Votes from Connect: 17

    Original Date Submitted: 11/23/2010 4:09:27 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Aleksandar Nikolic
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 623892


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

    Problem Description:
    I would like to see Enable-PSRemoting support for ComputerName parameter to enable remoting on a remote machine.

    If you are in a domain environment then the ComputerName parameter would not mean much because you could use GPO to enable PowerShell remoting wherever you like. However, in a workgroup environment it could be quite useful.

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    4 votes
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  12. PowerShell Should do Globbing for Cmdlets - at least for FileSystem Paths

    Votes from Connect: 15

    Original Date Submitted: 10/21/2010 7:25:53 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: rkeithhill
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 615447


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

    Problem Description:
    It would be nice if you could decorate an advanced function parameter with an “AcceptsWildcard” attribute like this and have the parameter parsing code actually do the wildcard expansion for you. Of course the doc comment help should use the presence of this attribute to indicate correctly whether or not the parameter accepts wildcards. Perhaps the attribute would take an option to specify simple…

    2 votes
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  13. add Start-Transcript filters

    Votes from Connect: 21

    Original Date Submitted: 10/8/2010 4:46:21 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: TobiasWeltner
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 611703


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

    Problem Description:
    Start-Transcript logs input and output. This creates huge log files.
    There should be a switch that enables Start-Transcript to only log the inputs and omit the outputs. Optionally, there could be an indicator whether a command completed successfully, was aborted or raised an exception.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 611703 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=611703).

    Repro Steps:
    currently default behavior

    1 vote
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  14. [ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()] and Read-Host - something wierd.

    Votes from Connect: 19

    Original Date Submitted: 10/4/2010 10:57:53 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Clint B
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 610176


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

    Problem Description:
    Given the following function, and empty or null input into Read-Host (just hitting return) an error that one would expect to have generated is not. PSDebug says that Read-Host is setting a variable to be an empty string (SET $x = ''), but it doesn't seem to be caught by the validation. We have more details and what not in the technet forums and…

    4 votes
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  15. PowerShell should support .Net extension methods

    Votes from Connect: 35

    Original Date Submitted: 9/22/2010 9:56:58 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Joel "Jaykul" Bennett
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 603415


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

    Problem Description:
    Currently PowerShell has it's own system (based on type.ps1xml files) for creating extension methods -- while this would have been admirable in the .Net 1.1 or 2.0 era, in the modern .Net Framework we already have Extension methods, and they do not work in PowerShell.

    As more and more of the .Net Framework itself and 3rd Party APIs begins to depend on extension methods…

    19 votes
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  16. Add top-level progress information to Invoke-Command calls

    Votes from Connect: 14

    Original Date Submitted: 8/11/2010 2:47:58 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Kirk Munro (Quest Software)
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 585227


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

    Problem Description:
    Invoke-Command should handle top-level progress reporting (for example: throttling 5 active operations, 9 complete, 123 machines/sessons to go) and have nested progress bars for individual machines that originate from remote machines so that Write-Progress calls from inside the script block continue to work as expected.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 585227 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=585227)

    2 votes
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  17. Get-Member and Online parameter

    Votes from Connect: 16

    Original Date Submitted: 8/9/2010 1:34:16 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Aleksandar Nikolic
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 584518


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

    Problem Description:
    I would like that Get-Member cmdlet supports Online parameter in V3 (similar to Get-Help in V2):

    Get-Process | Get-Member -Online

    That command would open the .NET Framework page in MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.diagnostics.process.aspx).

    dir | Get-Member -Online

    That command would open the .NET Framework pages in MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.fileinfo.aspx and http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.directoryinfo.aspx).

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    1 vote
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  18. Test-ModuleManifest deletes exported variables!!!

    Votes from Connect: 11

    Original Date Submitted: 8/7/2010 12:50:32 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Joel "Jaykul" Bennett
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 584207


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

    Problem Description:
    If you use Test-ModuleManifest on the manifest of a module that's already been loaded, and that exports variables ... it deletes all exported variables.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 584207 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=584207).

    Repro Steps:

    Modules\Test\Test.psd1

    @{
    Author="Joel Bennett"
    ModuleVersion="1.0.0.0"
    ModuleToProcess=join-path $PSScriptRoot "Test.psm1"
    VariablesToExport="*"
    }

    Modules\Test\Test.psm1

    $GraciousVariable = "Hello, my name is gracious. I'm pleased…

    4 votes
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  19. Get-Credential should expose more options

    Votes from Connect: 24

    Original Date Submitted: 7/21/2010 9:51:10 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Joel "Jaykul" Bennett
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 577042


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

    Problem Description:
    At a minimum, Get-Credential needs to expose parameters (like) -Title and -Message for setting the text of the credential query dialog so that the user can tell which credential they are being prompted for.

    Ideally, you should support all of the new Vista / Windows 7 features of CredUIPromptForWindowsCredentials http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa375178%28VS.85%29.aspx ... specifically:


    • The option to display and default the SAVE checkbox to store credentials…
    3 votes
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  20. PowerShell should implement an Unless operator

    Votes from Connect: 15

    Original Date Submitted: 7/21/2010 11:36:19 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: bigjimslade80465
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 576911


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

    Problem Description:
    Currently, I need to do this:

    if(! ($bar)) { & foo}

    I would like to be able to do this:

    unless($bar) { & foo}

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 576911 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=576911).

    Repro Steps:
    Currently, I need to do this:

    if(! ($bar)) { & foo}

    I would like to be able to do this:

    unless($bar)…

    1 vote
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