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  1. Error Installing Powershell Preview April 2015 on Windows 7

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 4/30/2015 2:06:48 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Holger Froebe
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1290413


    Frequency: PowerShell
    Regression: Windows 7 SP1 X64 - German
    Following release notes:
    Checked for all the updates - OK
    Powershell 4.0 was installed - OK
    Selecting package from MS Download Center:
    Windows6.1-KB2908075-x64
    Starting the Update-Package gives me the above error.

    Maybe a Problem with UI Culture - I work with a german Windows and maybe the Preview is
    only applicable to english Windows ?

    Problem Description:
    Installing Powershell 5.0 on Windows 7 gives me error:
    This update is…

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  2. PowerShell should have a cmdlet that supports best effort magic number parsing on files without extensions or incorrect extensions

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 4/14/2015 8:18:28 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: JasonHorner
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1246396


    Problem Description:
    often we need to parse a file and not rely on its extension, while magic number parsing is imperfect it can provide some value.
    this could be used for general file parsing as well as some security scenarios

    Here is a script that implements this feature though I don't think it is completely robust:
    http://powershell.com/cs/blogs/tips/archive/2010/08/09/reading-file-quot-magic-number-quot.aspx

    unix support a similar capability via the file utility:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_%28command%29

    More info on magic number parsing:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listoffile_signatures

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  3. Flags Enumeration Bitwise Operations Fail With 'Specified cast is not valid' Error

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 2/19/2015 11:08:09 PM

    Description:

    Contact Information
    Handle: Rohn Edwards
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1138469


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

    Problem Description:
    In the December 2014 and February 2015 WMF 5.0 previews, flags enumerations that have byte, sbyte, short, or ushort underlying types have to be cast or coerced to a numeric type before -band, -bor, or -bxor bitwise operations will work.

    int, uint, long, and ulong underlying types still work as expected.

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

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  4. Parameter validation

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 2/6/2015 3:54:49 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: edi89
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1117495


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

    Problem Description:
    Using paramter validation in functions works just find - something like this:
    function test{

    Param (
    
    [ValidateRange(3,8)]
    [Int] $mytest )

    write-host $mytest

    }
    test 4
    test 9
    The problem is, that it seems, that parameter validation is in fact just a special case of variable validation which leads to the circumstance, that the variable used (in this case $mytest) is beeing validated every time you…

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  5. Add snippet support to the console as well

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 1/30/2015 5:06:50 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Stephen Owen
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1107509


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: I don

    Problem Description:
    Now that I've gotten used to ISE-Snippets, I love them and I have a huge selection of them to help me with calculated properties, custom objects, and things like that. I'd love to be able to use ISE-Snippets in the PowerShell console as well.

    We can already hit F7 to see a list of the last 40 or so commands in our window. How about adding a similar window for…

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  6. PS4.0: (Get-Variable MyInvocation -Scope 1).Value fails when powershell.exe run from MSBuild

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 11/7/2014 10:07:44 PM

    Description:

    Contact Information
    Handle: sba
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1023770


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

    Problem Description:
    I have a script that contains the following code:

    --------------8<----------------
    function Get-ScriptDirectory{

    $Invocation = (Get-Variable MyInvocation -Scope 1).Value
    
    try {
    Split-Path $Invocation.MyCommand.Path -ea 0
    }
    catch {
    Write-Warning &#39;You need to call this function from within a saved script.&#39;
    }

    }

    $scriptdir = Get-ScriptDirectory

    Set-Location $scriptdir -ErrorAction Stop
    --------------8<----------------

    (this originates from PS2.0 days)

    The script runs fine, except if it's run from MSBuild…

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  7. PowerShell script cannot be ran outside of Console if path contains spaces

    Votes from Connect: 11

    Original Date Submitted: 5/29/2013 2:52:43 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: deadlydog
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 788806


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

    Problem Description:

    If you try and run a PowerShell script from File Explorer (e.g. Windows Explorer) by double clicking on it, or from the context menu using Open With -> Windows PowerShell the script will not run; instead the PowerShell console will display an error that the given file path is not valid, since only the first portion (up to the first space) of the script file path…

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  8. Please add documentation in French language for PowerShell 3.0

    Votes from Connect: 114

    Original Date Submitted: 1/11/2013 5:50:47 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Arnaud Petitjean
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 776313


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

    Problem Description:
    * Unlike the previous versions (1.0 and 2.0) *, in PowerShell 3.0 there are no help files available in French language.

    I would consider missing help as top priority here. Even for peoples who can read English, there is a big danger to misunderstood something. Reading documentation in a foreign language can be very challenging.

    Calling the -online Help every time I need…

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  9. Invoke-RestMethod is truncating results

    Votes from Connect: 11

    Original Date Submitted: 9/29/2012 1:53:59 AM

    Description:

    Contact Information
    Handle: Trevor Sullivan
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 765261


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

    Problem Description:
    The Invoke-RestMethod cmdlet in PowerShell v3 is truncating the results that come back from the Windows Azure REST API (querying for a list of ServiceBus queues), formatted as a XML AtomPub document. Within the results of the AtomPub document, only every other AtomPub "title" is returned from Invoke-RestMethod, rather than a complete result set.

    This behavior can be confirmed by using the parameters…

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  10. Make module availability network-discoverable

    Votes from Connect: 10

    Original Date Submitted: 4/21/2012 9:43:26 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: PowerShellDon
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 738071


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

    Problem Description:
    I suggest a Register-Module cmdlet, which can be used to register a given module, on a given machine, optionally within a given AD site, as being publicly available. Registration would be in DNS, likely as SRV records (much like an AD domain controller).

    "Get-Module -List" would then list local modules as well as modules advertised in DNS for the user's current site (or modules…

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  11. PowerShell (pre-) compiled Scripts

    Votes from Connect: 17

    Original Date Submitted: 3/26/2012 6:09:59 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Peter Kriegel
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 733298


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

    Problem Description:
    Make it Possible to save PowerShell scripts in a compiled format (binary byte-code).

    Since PowerShell V 3.0 uses the DLR, every PowerShell V 3.0 script has to be compiled during the first run of the script. This may have a speed disadvantage. To speed up the execution of scripts, it may be useful to store scripts in a compiled binary format and run them…

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  12. Filtering Filesystem objects based on a DateTime value

    Votes from Connect: 13

    Original Date Submitted: 3/5/2012 6:41:31 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Shay Levi
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 728747


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

    Problem Description:
    In PowerShell 3.0, the Test-Path cmdlet supports two new parameters: NewerThan and OlderThan. Both parameters accepts a DateTime object and return $true if the object's LastWriteTime is less/greater than the specified date.

    One of the tasks IT admins need to perform often is getting old files. It would be great if Get-ChildItem could support those parameters as well, allowing us to filter objects based on…

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  13. $OutputRedirectionEncoding --- like $OutputEncoding

    Votes from Connect: 2

    Original Date Submitted: 2/4/2012 8:58:39 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: S.K. _
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 723240


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

    Problem Description:
    Please modifiable Encoding of '>'.

    $OutputRedirectionEncoding = [Text.Encoding]::Default
    ls > file.txt # output as Default Encoding

    $OutputRedirectionEncoding = [text.encoding]::GetEncoding("euc-jp")
    ps > process.txt # output as EUC-JP

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 723240 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=723240).

    Repro Steps:
    Expected Results:

    Internal BugId: 3324

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  14. V3 TypeAccelerator cmdlets

    Votes from Connect: 10

    Original Date Submitted: 2/3/2012 4:36:38 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: jrich
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 722645


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

    Problem Description:
    cmdlets for working with the type accelerators would be nice, get/add/remove

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 722645 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=722645).

    Repro Steps:
    using old method to get type accelerators no longer works
    Expected Results:
    a way to view type accelerators

    Internal BugId: 3323

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  15. Error mounting and unmounting using subst and net use

    Votes from Connect: 11

    Original Date Submitted: 1/20/2012 4:28:52 AM

    Description:

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    Handle: Atrus1701
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 719412


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

    Problem Description:
    I've created a script that will run as Administrator and needs to mount two drives. One drive is mounted using 'subst' and the other through 'net use'. Before mounting, I check to see if the drive is already in use and unmount them if they are. Afterward, I mount these drives to the path I need. It seems that if a drive is already mounted,…

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  16. Module Partially Loads With Import-Module

    Votes from Connect: 13

    Original Date Submitted: 1/6/2012 5:20:17 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Steve Murawski
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 716857


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

    Problem Description:
    When Import-Module is called with one of the Alias, Cmdlet, Function, or Variable parameters, but not any of the others, the module only partially loads (based on what parameter you specified), but attempting to access commands that were not directly referenced by the specified parameter results in (replace the name of the command with whatever command you want to test with).

    The term 'Get-DataCollectorSet' is…

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  17. Controlling automatic importing with PSDisableModuleAutoLoading

    Votes from Connect: 10

    Original Date Submitted: 12/30/2011 6:54:11 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Shay Levi
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 716021


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

    Problem Description:
    In PowerShell 3.0 CTP2 we can configure how automatic importing works by using the PSDisableModuleAutoLoading environment variable. However, when we launch a fresh instance of PowerShell, the variable is not present in the Env: drive which makes it very hard to discover.

    One has to know the variable name in advance in order to set its value.

    I suggest to include the variable…

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  18. v3 - consider adding a -listavailable to get-psprovider to show available providers

    Votes from Connect: 12

    Original Date Submitted: 12/10/2011 6:51:41 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Oisin Grehan
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 712875


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

    Problem Description:
    So, I don't know if anyone else noticed it yet, but the WSMAN drive is no longer mounted at start up: It's autoloaded. The problem I have with this is that it doesn't seem to be a valid candidate for get-command, even if wsman: were a function (which it's not, it appears, unlike "c:") So the problem here is unless you know it's…

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  19. Consider adding a preference variable to allow v1 style snapins to behave as binary modules

    Votes from Connect: 16

    Original Date Submitted: 12/10/2011 12:34:32 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Oisin Grehan
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 712798


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

    Problem Description:
    Currently we have to treat snapins and modules differently in powershell. Registered snapins won't show up in the output of get-module -listavailable. I would like to see a preference variable added that would allow snapins to be listed, loaded and unloaded with the module cmdlets. For example, the quest AD snapin, the TFS power tools etc don't show up in the output of get-module -list…

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  20. Add -?? "common parameter" to retrieve full help

    Votes from Connect: 10

    Original Date Submitted: 12/10/2011 12:03:55 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: JoshGav
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 712794


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

    Problem Description:
    Often the user wants to retrieve the full help when executing a command, not just the default help topics. Add a "-??" parameter to complement the "-?" parameter, with the -?? returning the same as Get-Help -Full.

    This feedback came from a student at a PFE PowerShell workshop.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 712794 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=712794).

    Repro…

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