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  1. Powershell 5.1-14409-1018 throws "The type initializer for 'System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.LocalRunspace' threw an exception."

    Randomly we're seeing "The type initializer for 'System.Management.Automation.Runspaces.LocalRunspace' threw an exception." when trying to start powershell. It's not always the same command.

    Example command:

    powershell.exe -NoLogo -NonInteractive -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -InputFormat None -Command "[System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable('ChocolateyInstall', 'MACHINE')"

    Server 2K12R2. Doesn't happen every time, even running the same command multiple times in a row, not able to correlate to anything that's going on with the system at the time.

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  2. Problem passing Arguments to Win10 Secondary Tile App

    I am trying to launch the Win10 bluetooth configuration page via PowerShell shortcut.

    In a nutshell:

    start-process -FilePath "shell:appsFolder\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel" -ArgumentList "Page=SettingsPageDevices"

    does open the device settings, but the argument to navigate to the Bluetooth Devices is not taken.

    Background: I exported the tile settings using:
    Export-StartLayout -UseDesktopApplicationID -Path m:\layout.xml
    That gave me:
    <start:SecondaryTile AppUserModelID="windows.immersivecontrolpanelcw5n1h2txyewy!microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel" TileID="SystemSettingsL2_SettingsPageDevices" DisplayName="" Size="2x2" Column="2" Row="0" Arguments="page=SettingsPageDevices" Square71x71LogoUri="ms-appx:///" Square150x150LogoUri="ms-appdata:///local/SettingsTiles/Devices.png" Wide310x150LogoUri="ms-appdata:///local/SettingsTiles/wide.Devices.png" Square310x310LogoUri="ms-appx:///" ShowNameOnSquare150x150Logo="true" ShowNameOnWide310x150Logo="true" BackgroundColor="#00000000" ForegroundText="light" />

    When I call the above to start it in the same way, I am not getting to the arguments being applied. I tried many different notation for the args…

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  3. When running exe in scriptblock antimalware executable gets triggered

    I'm attempting to run an executable remotely on a machine that needs updating. Whenever the exe is called, Antimalware Service Executable pops up on the remote machine for a moment, and then nothing else happens.

    Code is attached. Unsure if this is user error/known issue/isolated bug

    2 votes
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  4. Console applications with a file association start a new cmd window. This is unhelpful.

    I have a simple win32 console application (example.exe) which just printf's all its arguments. In the windows registry I've set up a file association so that the file extension ".myfile" invokes "example.exe %1".

    In a CMD window running .\example.exe file.myfile displays the output in the cmd window. (this is good)
    In a CMD window running .\file.myfile invokes example.exe and displays the output in the cmd window. (this is good)

    In a Powershell window running .\example.exe file.myfile displays the output in the powershell window. (this is good)
    In a powershell window running .\file.myfile opens a new cmd window, in which example.exe…

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  5. Test-Path Incorrectly reports false when FileName contains [ ]

    Test-Path incorrectly returns false when FileName contains [ ] brackets

    PS D:&gt; $FN = "D:\DEST2\4213-2(None)(None)[1007959] NULL.pdf";

    PS D:&gt; Test-Path $FN -PathType Any
    False

    PS D:&gt; [System.IO.File]::Exists($FN)
    True

    1 vote
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  6. PowerShell needs to support right-click copy & paste like a modern shell/terminal interface

    Support inline right-click copy and paste for PowerShell. Although this may be an issue specific to PowerShell, MobaXTerm on Windows supports it just fine, so either PowerShell or Windows Terminal is doing something wrong.

    1 vote
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  7. Run command as administrator in non administrative session

    Similar to "sudo !!" in linux, I'd like a way to run commands that require elevation without having to open a new PowerShell session as admin.

    Let me type the command then see a UAC prompt or ask for the password.

    This would mostly just apply to a local Windows machine.

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  8. Are the Name and/or ProcessName properties of Get-Process wrong?

    The Name and the ProcessName properties of the Get-Process, Stop-Process and Wait-Process CmdLets seems to use the wrong process names compared to the Win32_Process WMI class and other process related tools such as Windows task manager.
    Where WMI and task manager lists task names like Notepad.exe or Calculator.exe, Get-Process returns just "Notepad" or "Calculator" and Stop-Process requires me to specify these shortened names too.
    I understand that I can get the full name of the executable by specifying the -FileVersionInfo with Get-Process but it still doesn't allow me to search for a process using it's real process name.

    Couldn't at…

    1 vote
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  9. add -showprogress in copy-item, move-item

    When copying large directories (or large single files) it would be nice to have progress available, so I can judge how long it will take. Adding -ShowProgress would be fantastic.

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  10. Modules not recognized in Powershell 5.1

    I recently did a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro. After some time I recognized that Ctrl-R (back-i-search) did not work anymore. I tried to follow instructions of #350 to resolve the problem. But when I tried to call Get-PSReadLineOption or Install-Module I got errors.

    I also tried deleting the whole powershell folder c:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\ and ran sfc /scannow but still ctrl-r is not working.

    Environment

    ```
    Windows build number: Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18363.592]
    Powershell Version (if applicable):
    Major Minor Build Revision


    5 1 18362 145
    ```

    Steps to reproduce

    Install-Module

    Expected behavior

    cmdlet Install-Module at command pipeline position 1
    Supply…

    1 vote
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  11. The Option to Display PS Window Name

    There is the time that we need to open more than one PowerShell windows at a time and run different CMDLETs for different purposes.
    So if there is the option to show up the purposes of different PS window, it will greatly help us distinguish and find out the currently required PS window.

    1 vote
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  12. Please add progress bars on taskbar (with TaskbarItemInfo.ProgressValue) to Write-Progress

    It would be great to have not only in-window progress bar for my scripts, but the green bar filling up my taskbar as I can see in Copy and other operations. It may be just something like -taskbar... parameter, maybe additionally fitted with ProgressState.

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  13. When running exe in scriptblock antimalware executable gets triggered

    I'm attempting to run an executable remotely on a machine that needs updating. Whenever the exe is called, Antimalware Service Executable pops up on the remote machine for a moment, and then nothing else happens.

    Code is attached. Unsure if this is user error/known issue/isolated bug

    1 vote
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  14. Start-Sleep seconds cpu usage

    The following causes sleep to not sleep at all

    Start-Sleep -Seconds 0.5

    Seems anything < 1.0 is considered to be zero

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  15. Bug: Powershell Get-Help does not work with Exchange Online cmdlets

    We've been lucky, from what I'm gathering from web searches! Until December last year, Exchange Online Powershell cmdlet help was available using Get-Help in the shell. However, after the Christmas break, the only response we get is:

    Get-Help : Exception calling "Invoke" with "0" argument(s): "Cannot find path '' because it does
    not exist."
    At line:1 char:1
    + Get-Help Get-Mailbox
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-Help], MethodInvocationException
    
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CmdletInvocationException

    It's the same issue irrespective of the cmdlet.

    Consequently, I'm forced to contend with painful searches of the documentation website for information of the relevant cmdlets.

    Raised…

    18 votes
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  16. ANSI escape code problem with Read-Host

    When using an ANSI escape code as part of the Read-Host prompt within a script, it changes the default state.

    Note: to test, paste the script block into the console (not ISE)

    Compare:
    $esc = [char]27
    $bold = "$($esc)[1m" #sets text to bold
    $norm = "$($esc)[0m" #reset
    Read-host "Test Entry$($bold)test"
    write-host "test"
    write-host "$($norm)test"
    write-host "test"

    To:
    $esc = [char]27
    $bold = "$($esc)[1m"
    $norm = "$($esc)[0m"
    write-host "Test Entry$($bold)test"
    write-host "test"
    write-host "$($norm)test"
    write-host "test"

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  17. Invoke-History with Get-Content -wait does not produce any output

    Use Get-Content -wait to follow a file as it is being written (such as a log file)

    Terminate the execution with ctrl-c.

    Execute Invoke-History to execute the previous command again.

    No output is displayed, neither existing file content nor new content.

    1 vote
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  18. "Open PowerShell window here" broken if file path contains a single quote

    If the current directory, or any of its parent directories, contains a single quote in its name, doing "Open PowerShell window here" in it results in the following:

    The string is missing the terminator: '.

    + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordException
    
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : TerminatorExpectedAtEndOfString

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>

    3 votes
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  19. We need: Get-VpnConnectionRoute

    How do we list routes added with Add-VpnConnectionRoute?
    We need a Get-VpnConnectionRoute!

    9 votes
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  20. Jupyter notebook kernel

    A Microsoft generated and supported kernel for the Jupyter Notebook/Lab users. There is one a fellow did up and it covers the basics but doesn't have auto-completion in the IDE, errors on some things, doesn't get updated much, etc.

    I use Jupyter to teach and getting a full on Microsoft supported kernel would be great.

    2 votes
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