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  1. Add maintenance window awareness to DSC / LCM

    Votes from Connect: 17

    Original Date Submitted: 8/13/2015 12:17:49 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: PowerShellDon
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1659904


    Problem Description:
    Suggestion one:

    Add maintenance window awareness to the Local Configuration Manager. Edited via metaconfig, it specifies times when configuration changes are acceptable, when automated reboots are acceptable. Further automates configuration maintenance especially when you're implementing changes vs. correcting drift.

    Suggestion two:

    Add universal "DoNotImplementBefore" and "ImplementBy" settings to DSC resources. Just as "Present=" specifies to add/remove something, these would indicate a date/time for the setting to become valid (e.g., "we want to implement a bunch of changes,…

    137 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Desired State Configuration (DSC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    investigating  ·  Mark Gray responded

    Your votes on this and other features helps us in our feature prioritization.

    Thank you!!

    MarkG

  2. converting multiple lines of code to comment

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 2/20/2015 2:01:32 PM

    Description:

    Contact Information
    Handle: john.s2011n
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1139497


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

    Problem Description:
    in PS 4.0 and also previous versions, there is no option to easily convert multiple selected lines to comment block. so when we have selected multiple lines & we want to make them as comment, we have to insert comment block in another location on the pane, and then cut these multiple lines and paste them inside comment block which is a bit cumbersome.
    but in…

    79 votes
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  3. Windows Update Provider for Powershell Package Manager

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 6/1/2015 12:20:47 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Matt McNabb
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1386686


    Problem Description:
    Please distribute Windows Updates via a package provider. This will allow browsing and installing updates via existing cmdlets such as Find-Package and Install-Package.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1386686 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1386686).

    Repro Steps:

    Internal BugId: 14531

    64 votes
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  4. PowerShell ISE VariableExplorer

    Votes from Connect: 6

    Original Date Submitted: 10/16/2015 2:00:41 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Gimli92
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1907258


    Problem Description:
    It would be nice to have a built in VariableExplorer in order to see and browse through all variables of the current PowerShell session.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1907258 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1907258).

    Repro Steps:

    Internal BugId: 15901

    58 votes
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  5. ISE should provide an option to restore previously opened files at startup

    When ISE starts up, it should by default (make that configurable: always, prompt, never) restore all files that were open in the previous session.

    56 votes
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  6. Double click highlight occurrences

    Double clicked strings and integers should be clearly highlighted (like in Notepad++ or in VSCode) if there are multiple occurrences of the same word or number.

    47 votes
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  7. Option to disable scroll-to-prompt on left mouse click in ISE console window.

    In PowerShell v3 there was a "feature" added, that moved cursor/ scrolled down to prompt whenever console window gets focus. It makes selecting text in output from previous commands a real nightmare.

    I would love to get rid off this "feature", or if not possible - at least have an option to turn it off. If possible, make it a default behavior.

    39 votes
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  8. DSC ESENT Database management

    In a recent change, the new database for the on-prem Pullserver is now ESENT. Had a question for clarification.

    As an old Exchange guy, I have fears that immediately pop into mind. The logs files do not appear to be using circular logging (a way of self cleaning and restricting the amount of log files) – Is this true?

    If so, then I’m guess that the log files will continue to grow until the disk is full – which happens to exchange if the log files are not truncated. Is there a way today or in the future we will…

    36 votes
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  9. Execute indepenent dsc steps in parallel

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 6/8/2015 2:40:45 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: aL3891
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1411231


    Problem Description:
    At the moment all dsc resources are executed serially. given that dependencies are allready specified, it would in theory be safe to execute steps in parallel.

    I'm guessing this is planned at some point but i could really use a way to enable parallel execution because I'm using dsc to spin up test environments with a bunch of services and having those being set up in parallel would speed things up considerably.

    Product Studio item created by…

    35 votes
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  10. Allow Register-PSRepository to persist credentials

    NuGet feeds allow security around both listing/retrieving packages as well as pushing packages. NuGet.exe and other clients further allow you to persist credentials for listing/retrieving packages using the "nuget sources" command. (https://docs.nuget.org/consume/command-line-reference#sources-command)

    This persistence is important for two reasons:

    1) When you push a package to a secured NuGet feed, NuGet clients generally do a list/read operation first. That list/read operation doesn't contain any API key that you pass along in the push operation. In order for a push to succeed with an API key, you also need to have credentials set for the read operation. You can…

    30 votes
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  11. Out-GridView needs a -DisplayProperty parameter

    Votes from Connect: 42

    Original Date Submitted: 4/10/2015 11:19:28 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Trevor Sullivan [MVP]
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1238786


    Problem Description:
    The Out-GridView command displays all of the properties of each object that is fed into it. Consequently, in order to make the tool more usable, the Select-Object command can be used to inclusively filter the key properties of each object, to display to the end user. Unfortunately, this process results in a modified object, that cannot be used for all intended purposes.

    Instead of using Select-Object, a -DisplayProperty parameter should be added to Out-GridView, so…

    30 votes
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  12. ISE hangs after using a Windows Forms dialog

    Votes from Connect: 12

    Original Date Submitted: 4/4/2015 8:50:49 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Arnoud Jansveld
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1224213


    Frequency: PowerShell ISE
    Regression: function Show-Form
    {

    [reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Windows.Forms") >$null
    
    $form = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Form
    $label = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Label
    $label.Text = "Please close this form"
    $label.AutoSize = $true
    $form.Controls.Add($label)
    $form.ShowDialog()

    }

    $result = Show-Form

    Workaround (slow):

    $result = Start-Job ${function:Show-Form} | Receive-Job -Wait -AutoRemoveJob

    "Form result: " + $result.ToString()

    Write-Warning "The following step may hang PowerShell ISE, save your work!"
    Read-Host -Prompt "Hit Enter or Ctrl-C to abort"

    This generates a WM_SETTINGCHANGE broadcast message

    Problem Description:
    After using ShowDialog() to…

    29 votes
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  13. [Bug] Install-Module -Force prompts for user input when NuGet-anycpu.exe is not present

    Steps to reproduce:


    1. Install WMF5 RTM on a fresh Windows 2012 R2 system

    2. Open an Administrator PS prompt and run "Install-Module Pester -Force"

    Expected result: The -Force parameter causes the NuGet client to be installed without user intervention.

    Actual result: The following message is displayed:

    NuGet-anycpu.exe is required to continue.
    PowerShellGet requires NuGet-anycpu.exe to interact with NuGet based galleries. NuGet-anycpu.exe must be available in
    'C:\Program Files\PackageManagement\ProviderAssemblies' or
    'C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\PackageManagement\ProviderAssemblies'. For more information about NuGet provider,
    see http://OneGet.org/NuGet.html. Do you want PowerShellGet to download NuGet-anycpu.exe now?
    [Y] Yes [N] No [S] Suspend [?] Help (default is "Y"):

    The MSDN documentation for…

    24 votes
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  14. #region / #endregion code folding tokens in ISE should not be case sensitive

    Votes from Connect: 17

    Original Date Submitted: 5/23/2012 8:29:13 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: HalR
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 743272


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

    Problem Description:
    I've been using #REGION/#ENDREGION tokens in my code for some time to trigger code folding in various editors (e.g. PowerShellPlus and PowerGUI). The new v3 ISE supports this too which is great--but it's case sensitive for some reason. I consider that a bug and would love to see it made case-insensitive.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID…

    24 votes
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  15. Convert Group Policy to use PowerShell DSC

    I think it's time for an overhaul of Group Policy and GP Preferences. You can still keep the GUI to allow everyone to have something familiar, but I would love to see if Group Policy can be converted to start using PowerShell DSC under the hood. I think this would make things much simpler in terms of deployment and wouldn't require logon/logoff or restarts anymore (unless you wanted a script to run at those times). For everything else like IE/Edge settings, registry settings, mapped drives/printers, desktop backgrounds and such I think having everything exposed in PowerShell would both make it…

    22 votes
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  16. Would be better if the exit command in PowerShell ISE only closed the current tab

    In PowerShell ISE, if you invoke the exit command, it closes the entire application regardless of how many tabs you have open. It would be better if the exit command simply closed the current tab (if you have multiple tabs open) or the entire application if you only have one runspace open. This would prevent accidentally closing runspaces that you wanted to go back to just because you used the all-too-familiar exit command.

    Also, making this change would address this issue within PowerShell ISE: when you invoke exit, the Runspace.StateChanged event is only fired for the current/active runspace (tab), even…

    21 votes
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  17. Find in ISE needs to be able to wrap rather than stopping when it reaches the end of the file

    Find in ISE starts from the cursor position and stops at the end of the file. This is extremely annoying behavior since to perform a full file search you need to move the cursor to the beginning of the file before beginning "Find".

    Find needs the ability to find within an entire file from anywhere the search is started -- just like notepad++, notepad2, and any other modern text editor.

    19 votes
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  18. Allow LCM to accomodate module dependencies that get installed by earlier steps in the configuration

    Currently, if you have a configuration that installs a Windows feature then has another step that configures settings using a module that gets installed with that particular feature, the LCM fails its check because that module is not currently present on the node.

    For example, we have a configuration that installs the Web-Server role. There are later steps which use the xWebAdministration resource to configure things like Application Pools and Application Pool defaults. The problem is, when the LCM pulls the configuration and runs it's checks, it fails because the xWebAdministration resource uses cmdlets that are present in the WebAdministration…

    16 votes
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    investigating  ·  Mark Gray responded

    Thanks for the feedback! This behavior is not by design and is not something I have ever seen before. We will look into it and get back with an answer or more questions.

  19. Enable PowerShell module auto-discovery in DSC

    I recently discovered that in my DSC resource I can't call a powershell cmdlet that internally calls into another powershell cmdlet - that fails because DSC doesn’t explicitly import the full powershell module, but only imports specific .psm1 files.

    Note, same (cmdlet calling another cmdlet) works perfectly fine when executed from Powershell cmd prompt. Let's fix it for DSC.

    12 votes
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    investigating  ·  Mark Gray responded

    Thank you for your 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

  20. Add MaintenanceWindow paramters to PartialConfiguration DSC

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 12/13/2014 2:03:27 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: RobCannon
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1053308


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

    Problem Description:
    I would like to a parameter in a PartialConfiguration section to specify a time period.

    Some configurations would always be running and could fix configuration drift. But other configurations (that would cause a service disruption if applied) could be target to only run during a specified maintenance window. The window parameter should allow you to specify a time window and either a day of the week…

    12 votes
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