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  1. snippets

    PowerShell ISE - Where are the default snippets after Win10 Upgrade?

    So I've upgraded to Win10Pro 1803 17134.1, opened my trusty PowerShell ISE, pressed CTRL+J and nothing happens!? Even the Get-ISESnippet is not showing any results. I'm using the default snippets and don't have any custom snippets under my documents / PowerShell folder.

    It seems to be related to OneDrive or Windows 10 update as both my Desktop and Laptop have the same problem.

    According to JRV the same issue occurs on 1809 builds.

    Link: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/47ded9fb-0501-4953-92cc-ef55dbf86fbe/powershell-ise-where-are-the-default-snippets-after-win10-upgrade?forum=winserverpowershell

    Best Regards,
    Glenn

    $PSVersionTable

    Name Value
    ---- -----
    PSVersion 5.1.17134.1
    PSEdition Desktop
    PSCompatibleVersions {1.0,…

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      20 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Powershell ISE crashes on Ctrl+Space Intellisense

      my "Ideas" is Powershell ISE should not crash.

      https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/issues/6846

      teps to reproduce
      Use Windows Powershell ISE on Windows Build 17134
      Enter the name of any cmdlet, a dash, then press ctrl+Space.
      Get-Help -[Ctrl+Space]
      Expected behavior
      Should show intellisense popup.
      Actual behavior
      Instead of an intellisense dropdown, a small dot appears.
      Messagebox as follows, followed by closing:
      ---------------------------
      Windows PowerShell ISE - Error
      ---------------------------
      An unexpected error has occurred, and Windows PowerShell ISE must close.
      ---------------------------
      OK
      ---------------------------
      Running in the visual studio debugger shows two exceptions, one from Xaml (associated with the appearance of the dot) the other a NullReferenceException…

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        12 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • PowerShell Intellisense Broken on Windows 10 1803

        Intellisense is broken after upgrading to Windows 10 1803. Only a single white pixel is displayed.

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          6 comments  ·  ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          [UPDATE] Good news! This has been fixed internally already, and may already be showing up in Windows Insider builds. I don’t have an ETA for when the fix will show up for 1803, but it is on the way.

          Hey everyone,

          I’ve managed to reproduce this issue on my 1803 box, it’s definitely not awesome. Let me get an investigation going on our side to find out what’s going on.

          Thanks,
          Joey

        • New Verb: Deploy

          "Deploy" is a de facto PowerShell verb, as many popular official Azure PowerShell scripts already contain this verb. Considering deployments are a primary scenario for PowerShell, it would be great to add this as an official verb--especially since PSScriptAnalyzer needs to be modified to not flag Azure's official scripts.

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            0 comments  ·  Other PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • update-help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'Provisioning'

            I receive the following error when running Update-Help in PowerShell.

            PS C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\Provisioning> update-help
            update-help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'Provisioning' with UI culture(s) {en-US} : Unable to retrieve
            the HelpInfo XML file for UI culture en-US. Make sure the HelpInfoUri property in the module manifest is valid or
            check your network connection and then try the command again.
            At line:1 char:1
            + update-help -force
            + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
            + CategoryInfo : ResourceUnavailable: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
            + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnableToRetrieveHelpInfoXml,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

            PowerShell info:
            PS C:\> $PSVersionTable.PSVersion

            Major Minor Build Revision
            ----- ----- ----- --------
            5 1 15063 138

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              completed  ·  10 comments  ·  Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • WMF 5.0 incompatibilities still valid for WMF 5.1?

              WMF 5.1 download page has a warning that heads to this site:

              https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/wmf/5.0/productincompat

              Are the listed incompatibilities still valid for 5.1, as only 5.0 is named here.

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                6 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Dynamic inplace syntax help without ISE

                Hi Microsoft,
                ever used to program a Switch or Router. Not only at Cisco's you can issue a ? anytime to know what you can do next, instead of browsing each command in technet or completely dump your line to enter get-help ... this is too complicated!

                ISE is a help but I don't want ISE all the time. Make your "command line" user-friendly please

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                  1 comment  ·  PowerShell Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Starting in PowerShell 5 (shipped with Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, and WMF 5), we included the PSReadline module by default in powershell.exe for improved usability. Based off of what you’re looking for, I’d highly recommend trying Ctrl+Space to see all available Tab completions wherever you’re at in your expression.

                  Also check out the PSReadline GitHub repo for more documentation on using all of its available features: https://github.com/lzybkr/psreadline#usage

                • Error in topic about_Pipelines under INVESTIGATING PIPELINE ERRORS

                  The example command given under "INVESTIGATING PIPELINE ERRORS" in the about_Pipelines help topic is incorrrect. the example situation is moving a registry entry from one key to another, in the example it's trying to move the entry "product" from the hklm:\software\mycompany\design registry key to the hklm:\software\mycompany\sales key. The second ("fixed") command at the end:

                  get-item -path hklm:\software\mycompany\design |
                  move-itemproperty -dest hklm:\software\mycompany\design -name product

                  should be:

                  get-item -path hklm:\software\mycompany\design |
                  move-itemproperty -dest hklm:\software\mycompany\sales -name product

                  I also think the source and destination seem switched or misplaced throughout that section of the topic, unrelated to the example error given for the purpose…

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                    0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • PowerShell Update-Help download fails for Module Appx-6-15-2017

                    PowerShell Update-Help download fails for Module Appx-6-15-2017

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                      0 comments  ·  Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Invoke-WebRequest should support -NoProxy parameter

                      Invoke-WebRequest picks up the system proxy defined in Internet Options by default. It also includes parameters -Proxy, -ProxyCredentials and -ProxyUseDefaultCredentials for changing and managing the proxy that it uses.

                      It would be very useful to have a -NoProxy parameter that forced a direct web connection. Currently, when this is required, the system proxy has to be disabled.

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                        1 comment  ·  Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Private powershell Gallery

                        Hi Guys,

                        I'm looking for a solution to manage all my powershell cmdlets.
                        I want to build something similar to what Microsoft is using when you type get-help cmdlet-name -online
                        Can anyone advice hot to build such a solution based on private PS gallery

                        Regards
                        Raf

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                          0 comments  ·  PowerShell Gallery  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi Raf – you seem to be talking about 2 things: setting up an internal PowerShell Gallery, and providing online help.

                          There’s an article on how to set up an internal PowerShell Gallery (here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2014/05/20/setting-up-an-internal-powershellget-repository/).

                          The help content is not in the PowerShellGallery.
                          In the module manifest there is a property called HelpInfoURI, which can specify where to get updatable help from.
                          The instructions for how to deal with updatable help are in this topic: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852735(v=vs.85).aspx

                        • -format not working with concatenated string

                          The format (-f) command does not replace a token if the token is in a string followed by another concatenated string, if the -f is executed when the string is defined. Reproduced on PowerShell v4 and v5.
                          Example:
                          $concat = "select * from '{0}'" + " stringpart2" -f 'tab1'
                          $concat

                          Result:
                          select * from '{0}' stringpart2

                          However if -f is applied after the concatenation, it works correctly.
                          Example:
                          $concat = "select * from '{0}'" + " stringpart2"
                          $concat -f 'tab1'

                          Result:
                          select * from 'tab1' stringpart2

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                          • Get-ComputerInfo: Property BiosSeralNumber is spelled wrong...should be BiosSerialNumber

                            Get-ComputerInfo: Property BiosSeralNumber is spelled wrong...should be BiosSerialNumber

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                            • Gallery help site needs new capability

                              The documentation site need a menu or link item to quickly switch versions of a help topic. Like the old MSDN site.

                              Example Site topic: https://msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/reference/5.1/Microsoft.PowerShell.Utility/Read-Host

                              The version access is important for support issues to be able to quickly switch versions as the "-online" with help always targets the current version or nothing.

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                              • [BUG] about_PSReadline is included in WMF 5.1 for Windows 7, causes help topic conflicts

                                The about_PSReadline helpfile for Windows 10 is included in the WMF 5.1 distribution for Windows 7 even though PSReadline is not. It can be found alongside other system helpfiles in:

                                %WINDIR%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\en-US\about_PSReadline.help.txt

                                If PSReadline is subsequently installed from the PowerShell Gallery this remnant—which is identical in name, category, and associated module—will be considered a duplicate and prevent Get-Help from displaying help for the about_PSReadline topic.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  My apologies from before: we did in fact intend to de-couple PSReadline from WMF. I didn’t have all the context from when we released the package (you’re doing exactly the right by installing PSReadline from the Gallery.

                                  We actually fixed this bug in PowerShell 6.0 so that you can disambiguate on duplicate txt files, but the fix will not be finding its way back to Windows PowerShell 5.×.

                                  You can get around the duplicate issue with the following workaround:
                                  Get-Help about_PSReadline | Select-Object -First 1 | Get-Help

                                  Sorry about that, and thanks for the report!

                                • Add a new cmdlet - Add-Archive

                                  I would like to suggest a new cmdlet, Add-Archive. This new cmdlet would add files into an existing Archive.

                                  Syntax would look like:

                                  Add-Archive [-Path] <String[]> [-DestinationPath] <String> [-CompressionLevel {Optimal | NoCompression |
                                  Fastest}] [-Recurse]
                                  [-Confirm] [-Force] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

                                  This would take an array of paths and files and adds them to an existing or new archive.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • JEA Session Type 'default' with error

                                    Jea causes an error when you choose 'Default' in SessionType.

                                    Example of PSSC configuration file :
                                    SessionType = 'Default'

                                    PS E:\JEA> $userbase = Get-Credential
                                    Enter-PSSession -ComputerName localhost -ConfigurationName JEASession1 -Credential $userbase
                                    cmdlet Get-Credential at command pipeline position 1
                                    Supply values for the following parameters:
                                    Enter-PSSession : The term 'Measure-Object' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.
                                    Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
                                    At line:2 char:1
                                    + Enter-PSSession -ComputerName localhost -ConfigurationName JEASession ...
                                    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                    + CategoryInfo :…

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                                    • Bug with System.IO.FileInfo arrays

                                      When trying to join arrays of FileInfo objects, if the first array contains only one element, the following error occurs.

                                      Method invocation failed because [System.IO.FileInfo] does not contain a method named 'op_Addition'.
                                      At line:1 char:1
                                      + $stuff + $stuff1
                                      + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                      + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (op_Addition:String) [], RuntimeException
                                      + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MethodNotFound

                                      It works as expected as long as the first array contains more than 1 element. See example below:

                                      PS C:\Scripts> $stuff

                                      Directory: C:\Scripts

                                      Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
                                      ---- ------------- ------ ----
                                      -a---- 10/3/2016 2:01 PM 58 LaunchUpdateAllSubversionWorkingCopies.bat

                                      PS C:\Scripts> $stuff1

                                      Directory: C:\Scripts

                                      Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
                                      ---- -------------…

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                                      • Update-Help: Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'NetworkControllerDiagnostics'

                                        The following error show up when executing 'Update-Help -force':
                                        PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Update-Help -Force
                                        Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'NetworkControllerDiagnostics, Provisioning' with UI culture(s)
                                        {en-US} : Unable to retrieve the HelpInfo XML file for UI culture en-US. Make sure the HelpInfoUri property in the
                                        module manifest is valid or check your network connection and then try the command again.
                                        At line:1 char:1
                                        + Update-Help -Force
                                        + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                        + CategoryInfo : ResourceUnavailable: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
                                        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnableToRetrieveHelpInfoXml,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

                                        PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> $PSVersionTable

                                        Name Value
                                        ---- -----
                                        PSVersion 5.1.15048.0
                                        PSEdition Desktop
                                        PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
                                        BuildVersion 10.0.15048.0
                                        CLRVersion…

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                                        • Bug: Get-DscConfigurationStatus doesn't show all resources/configurations

                                          We started to use results from Get-DscConfigurationStatus in our monitoring (SCOM) and while analyzing the results we noticed that some partials are not showing up in the results of this command even though tests/set/get is performed on the target node. After analyzing different methods we found out that:

                                          * MOF documents generated in C:\Windows\System32\Configuration\ConfigurationStatus seem to limit the results to ~40 last items in DSC configuration
                                          * Get-DscConfigurationStatus and Test-DscConfiguration -Detail all use the same source of information, thus provide same, truncated output
                                          * The only reliable source of information is details.json file generate when -Verbose output is requested, but…

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