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  1. about_Language_Keywords is missing 4.0-5.0 keywords

    aboutLanguageKeywords for PowerShell 5.0 (https://technet.microsoft.com/library/hh847744.aspx) is missing all of the new keywords for PowerShell 4.0 and 5.0, including critical keywords, such as Configuration, Class, and Enum.

    18 votes
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    survey  ·  1 comment  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Invoke-DSCResource on WindowsFeatureSet fails

    As subject says. Example is below

    PS C:\Windows\system32> Invoke-DscResource -Name WindowsFeatureSet -Property @{Name = "Storage-Services"; Ensure = "Present" } -Method test -ModuleName PSDesiredStateConfiguration
    Invoke-DscResource : Failed to serialize properties into CimInstance.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Invoke-DscResource -Name WindowsFeatureSet -Property @{Name = "Storag ...
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Invoke-DscResource], SerializationException
    
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationException,Microsoft.PowerShell.DesiredStateConfiguration.C

    ommands.InvokeDscResourceMethodCommand

    18 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Desired State Configuration (DSC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    survey  ·  Mark Gray responded

    Thanks for the feedback! Based on its current ranking compared to other feedback items and product schedule, work on this item is pending (and will be driven by) further customer input. If you did not open this issue and are also impacted by it, please vote this item up.

    MarkG

  3. Duplicate help files in PSWorkflow module break Get-Help

    At some point in the 5.0 time period, Update-Help installed About topic files in the en-US directory for the PSWorkflow module with .txt (not .help.txt) file name extensions.

    e.g. about_Foreach-Parallel.txt

    Later, this was fixed and Update-Help installed the same help files in the same directory with the (correct) ".help.txt" file name extension.

    e.g. about_Foreach-Parallel.help.txt

    Now, the PSWorkflow\en-US directory has 9 pairs of files that are identical except for the file name extension.

    aboutActivityCommonParameters.help.txt
    about
    ActivityCommonParameters.txt
    aboutCheckpoint-Workflow.help.txt
    about
    Checkpoint-Workflow.txt
    aboutForeach-Parallel.help.txt
    about
    Foreach-Parallel.txt
    aboutInlineScript.help.txt
    about
    InlineScript.txt
    aboutParallel.help.txt
    about
    Parallel.txt
    aboutSequence.help.txt
    about
    Sequence.txt
    aboutSuspend-Workflow.help.txt
    about
    Suspend-Workflow.txt …

    17 votes
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  4. Allow Environment Variable as default value for function parameter.

    When defining a function, I would like to use an environment variable as the default value. If the environment variable exists and has a value that value will be used. For example,

    function Get-Info ([Alias("name")] [Parameter(Mandatory=$true, ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName=$true)] [string] $projectName = $env:Project_Name)
    {
    }

    Instead of having to passing in the Project Name for each call I would like to store it in an environment variable. When I do it would allow me to call Get-Info with no parameters and the value in the environment variable would be used. If the environment variable does not exist or is empty the user…

    17 votes
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  5. Provide means to qualify Script names to avoid conflicts

    Hello!

    The PowerShell Gallery currently qualifies 'Scripts' by name only. For example, if someone has already published Some-Script, I have no way to publish my own Some-Script, even if the original is related only in name, has major functional differences, etc.

    It would be helpful to allow qualifying these. Perhaps resolve by date published first (i.e. compatible with current system), while allowing qualification by username, similar to how GitHub handles this.

    Thus, I could install RamblingCookieMonster\Some-Script, even if EvilDoer\Some-Script already existed.

    The same design could also be extended to modules, although those seem less likely to conflict (this may change…

    16 votes
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    survey  ·  4 comments  ·  PowerShell Gallery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. ConvertTo-Json doesn't serialize simple objects properly

    Given a simple array which has been boxed in a PSObject

    [PSObject]$o = @(@(Foo,1),@(Bar,2))

    Calling ConvertTo-Json returns a weird pointless wrapper around it:

    convertto-json $o
    {

    "value":  [
    
    [
    "Foo",
    1
    ],
    [
    "Bar",
    2
    ]
    ],
    "Count": 2

    }

    Which completely breaks round-trip support

    ConvertFrom-Json (Convertto-Json $o)

    value Count


    {Foo 1, Bar 2} 2

    16 votes
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    survey  ·  14 comments  ·  Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Bug: Console output appears out of order

    In 5.0, objects returned from a script will appear in the console only after the script has completely finished if no formatting data is defined for that object type.

    Example:

    Write-Warning "Before"
    
    Get-Service E* | select Status, Name, DisplayName
    Write-Warning "After"

    Output:

    WARNING: Before
    
    

    WARNING: After
    Status Name DisplayName
    ------ ---- -----------
    Stopped EapHost Extensible Authentication Protocol
    Running EFS Encrypting File System (EFS)
    Running eventlog Windows Event Log
    Running EventSystem COM+ Event System

    Details
    - This did not happen before PowerShell 5.0
    - This happens both in the PowerShell console and ISE
    - The issue affects all objects that have…

    16 votes
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    survey  ·  3 comments  ·  Other PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Out-Gridview should provide a count of the number of objects displayed

    It would be very useful if Out-Gridview provided a build in display of the number of objects in the grid. This could be in a status bar at the bottom or at the top along with the Add Criteria button.

    This would update as the filters are applied. It would also be nice if the selected items had a count as well.

    It would be especially useful with -passthru as you could have an estimate on the number of objects being passed to the next cmdlet in the pipeline.

    You can come up with the count by using measure-object, but…

    15 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Other PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    It would certainly be cool, but we’re not really investing in Out-GridView at this point in time. I’ll leave this open as a Survey to see if the demand surpasses our bar (though I’d caveat that demand would have to be fairly high).

    Thanks,
    Joey

  9. Tab completion should complete Verb then Noun

    With hundreds of CmdLets, tab-completion becomes arduous. This could have a new mode that's two step, so I type:

    Reg [tab]

    Which completes "Register-" and waits for more input.

    Then I type:

    ps [tab]

    Which completes the rest to make "Register-PSRepository".

    15 votes
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  10. Bug in Show-Command

    Scriptblock parameters are interpreted as a [bool] value and is shown as a listbox with values $true or $false

    Code to reproduce:

    Show-Command -Name Invoke-Command

    Scriptblock parameter is shown as a [bool] listbox

    Cheers

    Tore

    15 votes
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  11. Windows PowerShell ISE: Add keyboard shortcuts for finding text in a file

    Votes from Connect: 15

    Original Date Submitted: 6/21/2013 12:37:40 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: deadlydog
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 790584


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

    Problem Description:
    In the PS ISE Script Pane it would be nice if instead of having to use Ctrl+F to pop the Find window, we could just use Ctrl+F3 to search for the currently selected text, F3 to move to the next occurrence, and Shift+F3 to move to the previous occurrence. If no text is selected when Ctrl+F3 is hit, it should find the next occurrence of the…

    15 votes
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  12. ConfigurationAST should include resource modules being imported

    The ConfigurationAST added in v4 for PowerShell DSC does a good job at providing resource configuration details. However, to determine what modules are being imported, we should still use the keyword AST to find the resource module names from the Import-DSCResource command. While this is a workaround, it will be easier if ConfigurationAST can provide this information for simplicity.

    14 votes
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  13. WMF5.1 - Get-ComputerInfo unable to find entry point GetFirmwareType

    Running the new Get-ComputerInfo returns the following error
    C:> Get-ComputerInfo
    Get-ComputerInfo : Unable to find an entry point named 'GetFirmwareType' in DLL 'kernel32.dll'.

    This is on a XenDesktop VM hosted on VMWare, so I guess it's due to the desktop being virtualised. OS is Win7x64

    14 votes
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  14. PowerShellGet module should be open-sourced

    I would like to contribute to PowerShellGet module, but there is no place where I could create an issue or send a "pull request" other than uservoice.
    Since this module is pure powershell and it is kind of open source anyway, is it possible to post the code on github, so the community can contribute?

    14 votes
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  15. Generate DSC from existing servers

    For those of us with heavily-configured snowflake servers, it would great if it were possible to generate DSC files from existing builds. This may not be possible in all areas, but perhaps a subset of areas could be supported, with IIS 7.0+ at the top of the list.

    14 votes
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    survey  ·  3 comments  ·  Desired State Configuration (DSC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Bring the Azure Automation DSC MOF encryption into the on-premises DSC pull server

    In Azure Automation DSC the whole MOF file gets encrypted without the need to manually issue certificates for every node and then to collect the public keys.

    From Azure documentation:
    "Keeping credentials secure in node configurations (MOF configuration documents) requires encrypting the credentials in the node configuration MOF file. Azure Automation takes this one step further and encrypts the entire MOF file."

    This extremely useful feature sould also be implemented in the on-premises DSC pull server. Especially because the needed functionality must alread be in the WMF 5 as nothing more than WMF 5 is needed to use the Azure…

    13 votes
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  17. Curated Module Lists

    The PowerShell gallery should allow users to create "lists" of modules (think of it as an Amazon wish list).

    A user could create a "favorites" list and add modules and scripts to it to keep track of their favorites over time (maybe even "subscribe" to notifications of new releases of things on the list).

    A user could also create a "user management modules" list or a "stretching PowerShell's limits" list or a "should have been in the box" list, or a "things I use in my prompt" list ...

    But most importantly, users should be able to SHARE those lists,…

    13 votes
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  18. Register-PSRepository needs a -Force parameter and/or GroupPolicy Administrative Template

    I have created an internal NuGet Gallery to act as a module repository for internal modules and am trying to automate the registration of it as a trusted internal repository for all users in my organisation that use Windows Powershell and/or perhaps are starting to use DSC.

    As all of the users in my organisation who use Powershell are in an AD group, I went looking for a Group Policy setting to register the internal repsitory. There isn't one, so I created a GPO and set it to run the following script, in the user context at login.

    Requires -version

    13 votes
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  19. Node with large configurations fails to send status report to the Report Server

    Testing out WMF 5.0 and when I tried one of our existing configurations, which has a good amount of resources in it, the following error is logged in the event log after each consistency check:

    Job {%JobID%} :
    Http Client {%AgentID%} failed for WebReportManager for configuration The attempt to send status report to the server https://johntestx02/PSDSCPullServer.svc/Nodes(AgentId={%AgentID%}')/SendReport returned unexpected response code RequestEntityTooLarge..

    I assume this is because of the amount of resources the node is trying to report on back to the report server. Has anyone else run into this? Can the Report Server configuration be adjusted to accept lager amounts…

    12 votes
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  20. Badges for PowerShell Gallery counts to be used on a GitHub page

    GitHub and npm have badges that can be placed on your repo or elsewhere that can display stats about aspects of your project.

    It'd be great to be able to put a badge on a repo showing stats about the published item to PowerShell Gallery, like, number of downloads.

    12 votes
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    4 comments  ·  PowerShell Gallery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Interesting concept. If you could do us a favor and send a pointer to a specific example, it would be helpful for us.

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