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  1. Help for Install-Module does not reflect that -Force overrides repository installation policy

    The help document for Install-Module has the following text on the parameter -Force:
    -Force [<SwitchParameter>]

        Forces the installation of modules. If a module of the same name and version already exists on the computer,
    
    this parameter overwrites the existing module with one of the same name that was found by the command.

    This does not reflect that the parameter also makes Install-Module ignore the repository installation policy.

    1 vote
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  2. Correction: about_requires

    In the about_requires documentation, when using a hashtable to provide a required module version or GUID, it's not clear that the values in the hash table need to be quoted. The example in the documentation is:

    Requires -Modules PSWorkflow, @{ModuleName="PSScheduledJob";ModuleVersion=1.0.0.0}

    and should be

    Requires -Modules PSWorkflow, @{ModuleName="PSScheduledJob";ModuleVersion="1.0.0.0"}

    5 votes
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  3. Get-WmiObject examples contain real Dell Service Tag

    I do not know if this is something anybody actually has any concerns over, but I noticed that Example 6 listed for the Get-WmiObject cmdlet help contains a real Dell Service tag, at least in the PowerShell 3.0 documentation. I was able to track this service tag to an Optiplex 980 shipped on 1/20/2011. This may just be a Microsoft lab machine, but it seems like something that should be cleansed from the documentation. I feel a little foolish reporting this, and I'm not sure how hard it is to do anything with this number, but I thought I'd let…

    2 votes
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  4. Break works outside of loops/switch

    Votes from Connect: 6

    Original Date Submitted: 5/11/2015 6:44:53 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: June Blender
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1321210


    Frequency: Documentation
    Regression: 1. # In a script:

    Break
    Get-Process


    1. Run the script. It breaks before Get-Process


    2. Read about_Break:
      "Describes a statement you can use to immediately exit Foreach, For, While, Do, or Switch statements."


    Problem Description:
    About_Break says that Break works only in loops/switch. But, Break works in scripts, too. If you place Break in script scope, it ends the script.

    For example: "Describes a statement you can use to immediately exit Foreach, For, While, Do, or…

    3 votes
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  5. Add ONLINEVERSION keyword and FWLINK URL to About topics

    Votes from Connect: 13

    Original Date Submitted: 12/13/2014 3:52:04 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: June Blender
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1053380


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

    Problem Description:
    There's no OnlineVersion property of About topics, because they're text, but you can add an all-caps ONLINEVERSION keyword to the text with the forward-link URL of the online version of the help topic. Providing the forward-link URL to the public allows us to link reliably to the online help topic in blog/forum posts.

    e.g.
    KEYWORDS

    about_Common_Parameters
    

    ONLINEVERSION: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113309

    SEE ALSO

    about_Preference_Variables
    
    Write-Debug

    To find it: …

    3 votes
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  6. Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'ConfigCI' with UI culture(s) {en-US}

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 11/26/2015 2:36:27 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Firgeis
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 2057856


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

    Problem Description:

    PS C:\Users\Administrator> Update-Help
    Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'ConfigCI' with UI culture(s) {en-US} : The
    HelpInfoUri key in the module manifest must resolve to a container or root URL on a website where
    stored. The HelpInfoUri 'https://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc732148.aspx&#39; does not resolve to
    At line:1 char:1
    + Update-Help
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
    
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId :
    3 votes
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  7. Bug Get-Help Get-Help -Full

    Votes from Connect: 1

    Original Date Submitted: 8/19/2015 6:21:37 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: H_Ski
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1686799


    Frequency: Documentation
    Regression:

    Problem Description:
    PSv4 and PSv5 with updated help (2015-august-19):

    .Input says: You can not pipe objects to Get-Help
    BUT
    Get-Help Get-Help -parameter name says: Accept pipeline input? true (ByPropertyName)

    In v5 if you do get-help get-help -full help for gcm and get-item also shows up.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1686799 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1686799).

    Repro Steps:
    Expected Results:

    Internal BugId: 15748

    3 votes
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  8. Help missing for Configuration as a keyword or function

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 6/29/2015 1:59:05 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: June Blender
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1483941


    Frequency: Documentation
    Regression:
    PS C:\ps-test> get-help Configuration

    NAME

    Configuration
    

    SYNTAX

    Configuration [[-ModuleDefinition] &lt;Object&gt;] [[-ResourceDefinition] &lt;Object&gt;] [[-OutputPath] &lt;Object&gt;] [[-Name] &lt;Object&gt;]
    
    [[-Body] &lt;scriptblock&gt;] [[-ArgsToBody] &lt;hashtable&gt;] [[-ConfigurationData] &lt;hashtable&gt;] [[-InstanceName] &lt;string&gt;]
    [&lt;CommonParameters&gt;]

    ALIASES

    None
    

    REMARKS

    Get-Help cannot find the Help files for this cmdlet on this computer. It is displaying only partial help.
    
    -- To download and install Help files for the module that includes this cmdlet, use Update-Help.

    PS C:&gt; Get-Help aboutLanguageKeywords | Out-String -Stream | Select-String Configuration
    PS…

    3 votes
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  9. Expand-Archive -DestinationPath is not mandatory

    In the help for Expand-Archive, the DestinationPath parameter is mandatory, but that's incorrect. It's optional and the default is the local directory.

    PS C:\ps-test> get-help expand-archive -Parameter destinationpath

    -DestinationPath <String>

    Specifies the path to the folder in which you want the command
    
    specify a file name or file name extension. This parameter is

    Required? true
    Position? 2
    Default value
    Accept pipeline input? false
    Accept wildcard characters? false

    PS C:\ps-test> (get-command expand-archive).ParameterSets.Parameters | where Name -eq DestinationPath | ft Name, IsMandatory

    Name IsMandatory


    DestinationPath False
    DestinationPath False

    Also, -Online still goes to the future site, even in late December 2016.

    1 vote
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  10. Cannot build a binary module referencing 3.0 SMA.dll on Windows 10 without having to retarget to .NET 4.5

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 9/21/2015 7:09:45 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Keith Hill MVP
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1816181


    Frequency: Other
    Regression: Try to build a binary module on Windows 10 RTM with VS 2015. Reference the 3.0 SMA.dll reference assembly. This will fail to compile.

    Problem Description:
    When I try to build PSCX on Windows 10 - referencing System.Management.Automation.dll version 3.0 in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Reference Assemblies folder, I get a build error in VS 2015:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\14.0\bin\Microsoft.Common.CurrentVersion.targets(1819,5): warning MSB3275: The primary reference "System.Management.Automation, Version=3.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, processorArchitecture=MSIL" could not be resolved because it…

    1 vote
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  11. Get-ChildItem help has an incorrect SYNTAX section

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 5/17/2015 11:02:21 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: quilx
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1341523


    Frequency: Documentation
    Regression:

    Problem Description:
    The help of the Get-ChildItem cmdlet is not correct. For example, according to the SYNTAX
    section the command:

    Get-ChildItem -Recurse .\MyProject -File
    

    is not correct.

    However:
    1) It works and it provides the correct result.
    2) Example 5 uses such an invalid command line syntax.

    I imagine that it is useless to point how time consuming/frustrating and ultimately disturbing
    this can be for such ultra-basic commands that are used and uncountable number of times.

    2 votes
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  12. Documentation for Get-ScheduledTask does NOT indicate which versions of windows it applies to as EVERY component should.

    Documentation for Get-ScheduledTask does NOT indicate which versions of windows it applies to as EVERY component should.

    0 votes
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  13. Error in Keywords section of About_WorkFlowCommonParameters

    In the help text aboutWorkFlowCommonParameters, in the KEYWORDS section of the full text, it shows two about* files. The first (AboutWorkFlowCommonParameters) does not exist.

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