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  1. Provide PowerShell ISE with better support for .Types.ps1xml and .Format.ps1xml

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 9/15/2014 7:04:41 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Derp McDerp
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 972024


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

    Problem Description:
    Specifically:


    1. it should auto-complete the xml based on their doctypes

    2. it should recognize the interior of <ScriptBlock>s as PowerShell scripts rather than as text blobs and format and auto-complete those correctly.

    3. it should provide better outlining of the xml (e.g. if you put the caret on an end tag or start tag it should highlight the entire interior of that xml node)

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  2. Get-ChildItem -Recurse -LiteralPath doesn't find anything

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 9/14/2014 4:22:48 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: sba
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 971502


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

    Problem Description:
    When 'Get-ChildItem -Recurse -LiteralPath' is run against a directory whose name contains square brackets, no output is produced.

    Take a directory with the following contents:

    PS> cmd /c dir /s d:\tmp\dir[1]
    Volume in drive D is DATA
    Volume Serial Number is 0454-9DBF

    Directory of d:\tmp\dir[1]

    2014-09-14 09:23 <DIR> .
    2014-09-14 09:23 <DIR> ..
    2014-09-14 09:23 <DIR> subdir

               0 File(s)              0 bytes
    

    Directory of d:\tmp\dir[1]\subdir

    2014-09-14 09:23…

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  3. Automatically add help links for all commands sharing the same noun

    Votes from Connect: 6

    Original Date Submitted: 9/11/2014 4:15:39 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Kirk Munro
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 968858


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

    Problem Description:
    Help documentation is more time consuming than it needs to be. My biggest pain point with help is that I like to include links to all other commands with the same noun to aid in discoverability. Sure, there is Get-Command -Noun ..., but it is useful in help documentation to include links to those commands as well. This also helps modern help tools link to…

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  4. The call operator should support invoking .NET methods and also support splatting

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 9/8/2014 11:00:11 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Oisín Grehan
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 966940


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

    Problem Description:
    As of v5, the call (&) operator cannot invoke .NET methods. With the implied deprecation of new-object in v5 by way of the "new(...)" synthetic static constructor method, this becomes a more obvious lack.

    One thing new-object has that the new v5 static method "new" does not is splatting support. Syntactically, this seems to make most sense when combined with support for invoking .NET methods…

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  5. Dynamic switches before positional parameters may not work as expected

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 8/31/2014 12:30:14 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Roman Kuzmin
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 960194


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

    Problem Description:
    StackOverflow question:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25560038/dynamic-switches-before-positional-parameters-may-not-work-as-expected

    Here is the code that demonstrates the problem. The cmdlet Set-Location has the
    dynamic switch ReadOnly if the provider is FileSystem.

    ------8<--------

    # provider that does not have the dynamic ReadOnly
    
    Set-Location env:

    # case 1: works because we explicitly specify FileSystem
    Get-ChildItem C:\ -ReadOnly

    # case 2: fails even though we explicitly specify FileSystem
    Get-ChildItem -ReadOnly C:\

    ------8<--------

    Normally position of…

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  6. Desired State Configuration - Group resource

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 8/21/2014 8:11:21 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: M.T.Nielsen
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 951681


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

    Problem Description:
    Adding a Domain user/group to a Local group, without providing explicit domain credentials, fails, even on a domain-joined machine with read-access to Active Directory.

    The MSFT_GroupResource.psm1 file in the PSDesiredStateConfiguration module has the following code for Test-TargetResource and Set-TargetResource (line 132 & 464):

    Create an instance of PrincipalContext.

    $credentialPrincipalContext = $null;
    if($PSBoundParameters.ContainsKey('Credential'))
    {

    $networdCredential = $Credential.GetNetworkCredential();
    
    $credentialPrincipalContext = New-Object System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.PrincipalContext -ArgumentList ([System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.ContextType]::Domain,
    $networdCredential.Domain, $networdCredential.UserName,
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  7. [System.Management.Automation.PSTypeNameAttribute] is undocumented

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 8/16/2014 3:44:32 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Derp McDerp
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 947173


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

    Problem Description:
    1. The accelerator for [System.Management.Automation.PSTypeNameAttribute] should be changed from [PSTypeNameAttribute] to [ParameterType] to be consistent with PowerShell's naming conventions.


    1. The PSTypeNameAttribute is only obscurely documented in MSDN's System.Management.Automation.dll documentation instead of PowerShell's aboutFunctionsAdvanced_Parameters documentation.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 947173 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=947173).

    Repro Steps:
    Expected Results:

    Internal BugId: 8944

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  8. WMF 5 May Preview - PowerShellGet Nuget.exe won't launch when running as SYSTEM

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 7/18/2014 5:22:57 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: R Jason Morgan
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 922914


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

    Problem Description:
    When you install the WMF 5 May preview on Windows 8.1 enterprise with update x64, KB2894868-x64, the nuget.exe file that gets placed at %winddir%\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\PowerShell\PowerShellGet\nuget.exe doesn't work. This issue is noticeable when you try and run the find and install *-Module cmdlets as SYSTEM. Specifically you notice it when trying to use them in DSC, like with cPSGet.

    I've added a link to…

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  9. Get-Help should provide the ability to exclude the path from all references to the script's name in the generated help

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 7/16/2014 11:54:14 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: sba
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 921889


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

    Problem Description:
    When I invoke:

    PS> Get-Help .\foo.ps1

    I get something like:

    NAME

    c:\users\sto\somedir\somesubdir\more\foo.ps1
    

    SYNOPSIS

    Some useful script
    

    SYNTAX

    c:\users\sto\somedir\somesubdir\more\foo.ps1 -logdir &lt;String&gt; -outputdir &lt;String&gt; [-debugmode]
    
    [&lt;CommonParameters&gt;]

    c:\users\sto\somedir\somesubdir\more\foo.ps1 -zipfile &lt;String&gt; -outputdir &lt;String&gt; [-debugmode]
    [&lt;CommonParameters&gt;]

    There should be a means to remove the (most often useless) "c:\users\sto\somedir\somesubdir\more&quot; paths, for instance when using the help text in documentation, or sharing it over email, the reader most likely won't have the script…

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  10. Add-Type warns about no public members or properties on non-empty nested classes

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 7/10/2014 7:08:54 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Derp McDerp
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 917335


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

    Problem Description:
    PowerShell wrongly warns about the following valid code:

    <#PS#> Add-Type -TypeDefinition @'

    public static class Outer {

    public struct Inner {
    
    public int x;
    }

    }

    '@
    WARNING: The generated type defines no public methods or properties.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 917335 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=917335).

    Repro Steps:
    Expected Results:

    Internal BugId: 8884

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  11. Get-ADComputer - Example 1 does not work

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 6/24/2014 2:27:32 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: 8246jd
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 903885


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

    Problem Description:
    The help file contains the following example:

    PS C:&gt; Get-ADComputer -Identity "Fabrikam-SRV1" -Properties *

    When done in my environment with a Identity name in my AD I receive the following error:

    Get-ADComputer : One or more properties are invalid.
    Parameter name: msDS-AssignedAuthNPolicy
    At line:1 char:1
    + Get-ADComputer -Identity "Fabrikam-SRV1" -Properties *
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (Fabrikam-SRV1:ADComputer) [Get-ADComputer], ArgumentException
    
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ActiveDirectoryCmdlet:System.ArgumentExcept
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  12. Doubled double quotes in inline expressions within expandable strings

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 6/23/2014 5:09:33 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Ivan Akcheurov
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 903486


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

    Problem Description:
    "Fancy string - Hor""ray"

    outputs correctly (only one double quote): Fancy string - Hor"ray

    'Hor"ray'.Replace('"', '""')

    outputs correctly (two double quotes): Hor""ray

    "Fancy string - $('Hor"ray'.Replace('"', '"'+'"'))"

    outputs correctly (two double quotes): Hor""ray

    "Fancy string - $('Hor"ray'.Replace('"', '""'))"

    outputs INCORRECTLY (only one double quote): Fancy string - Hor"ray

    In my opinion, developers would intuitively expect, that within "$(inline expressions)" Powershell would treat text…

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  13. Azure module conflict with Storage module

    Votes from Connect: 11

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

    Description:
    Contact Information
    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:&gt; 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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:
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    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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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