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  1. Love PowerShell but not a fan of one syntax requirement

    Votes from Connect: 6

    Original Date Submitted: 3/14/2015 4:56:44 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: J. Michael Delaney
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1179419


    Problem Description:
    Love PowerShell. It helps me so much in my daily tasks and I am constantly wowing co-workers with my skills.

    When scripting, the only thing I don't like about PowerShell is that when doing conditional statements with if/elseif/else and looping constructs, that I need to use brace brackets when the conditional or loop executes one line of code.

    For example, in other languages such as C++, I can do this:

    If(x=10)
    std::cout << "hello world!" …

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  2. Add DefaultValue property to System.Management.Automation.CommandParameterInfo class

    Votes from Connect: 8

    Original Date Submitted: 3/3/2015 5:52:55 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: June Blender
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1157696


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

    Problem Description:
    Currently, there is no way to detect whether a command parameter has a default value or what the default value is. It's important to help authoring and to command parsing.

    I can use the AST to get the default value, but that works only for functions and scripts; not for cmdlets.

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  3. Deep nested workflows don't recognize the erroraction parameter

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 3/2/2015 8:58:03 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Trond Hindenes
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1156994


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

    Problem Description:
    If a workflow uses deep nesting (at least 3 levels of nesting), erroraction does not work. This is reproducable in both the V4 and V5 feb preview of the WMF.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1156994 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1156994).

    Repro Steps:
    Consider the following 3 workflows
    workflow one
    {

    Write-Output &quot;one&quot;
    

    }

    workflow two
    {

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  4. MKDIR and RM needs unix-like most pertinent switches

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 1/3/2015 6:07:28 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: The Deeds
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1074131


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

    Problem Description:
    Part 1:

    In bash, we say:

    rm -f

    In Powershell, the equivalent is:

    rm -Force

    Please add an alias -f, so to make it compatible with unix-like shells. It helps a lot in C/C++ CMAKE and other scripting scenarios like Nodejs etc.

    Part 2:

    We desperately need mkdir -p (or --parents) switch of Unix in Windows. Going by the man (manual); http://www.computerhope.com/unix/umkdir.htm, it says:

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  5. Cannot Connect to Office 365 since November's WMF5

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 1/3/2015 3:54:37 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: rpseekell
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1074018


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

    Problem Description:
    I use this script to connect to Office 365 via PowerShell, which I think is pretty standard:
    $cred = Get-Credential
    $sess = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell/ -Credential $cred -Authentication basic -AllowRedirection
    Import-PSSession -Session $sess

    However, since updating to the November preview of PowerShell (WMF) 5, the new-PSSession command hangs and never finishes. I get a message like,
    WARNING: Your connection has been redirected…

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  6. German installer for Microsoft Security Essentials has wrong messages

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 1/2/2015 7:28:29 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Roland Illig 2
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1073011


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

    Problem Description:
    The German version of the installer for Microsoft Security Essentials has two wrong translations:


    1. „Falls keine Firewall aktiviert ist, aktivieren Sie die Windows-Firewall (empfohlen).“

    This text should not even be in the installer in this form. Either the firewall is already activated, then the checkbox is useless and must not be shown at all. Or the firewall is not already activated, then the ”If…

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  7. New-Object fails on a class whose GetEnumerator method throws NotSupportedException

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 12/11/2014 7:11:16 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Clint Stotesbery
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1051712


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

    Problem Description:
    I've run into a rare case. I can't use New-Object on a class whose GetEnumerator method throws NotSupportedException. System.Security.Cryptography.Xml.SignedInfo's GetEnumerator method throws a NotSupportedException: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.security.cryptography.xml.signedinfo.getenumerator(v=vs.110).aspx

    The stack trace shows TypicalEnumerable as this method catches Exception and then rethrows it as an ExtendedTypeSystemException. I followed the complete stacktrace (hint: there are delegates involved not in the stack trace) and I can't figure out a way to…

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  8. Add-Member cmdlet invokes ScriptProperty members when adding new member

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 12/4/2014 3:29:25 AM

    Description:

    Contact Information
    Handle: Josef Nemec
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1045858


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

    Problem Description:
    When calling Add-Member over an object all ScriptProperty members are being invoked (script blocks from those properties are invoked). I found it during testing on PowerShell 5 preview (from Windows 10 preview build), but it also occurs in PS 4 (tested on Windows 8.1). It seems like it occurs only with System.Management.Automation.dll 6.3.9600.17400 and newer since it works for me on 8.1 machines with version…

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  9. Get-Command's System.Management.Automation.AliasInfo object should return an 'IntroducedIn' Property

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 10/29/2014 11:53:04 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Stephen Owen
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1014669


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

    Problem Description:
    Currently there is no easy method to determine which version of PowerShell a particular cmdlet will work within.

    Take the example of New-PSDrive. This command was introduced in PowerShell version 2.0, but the current Version property displayed when I run 'Get-Command New-PSDrive | Format-List' displays the value of 3.1.

    While this cmdlet was included in 3.0 and 4.0, it is misleading that the version of…

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  10. Add -Wait and -Timeout parameters to Debug-Job

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 10/6/2014 9:54:44 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Trevor Sullivan [MVP]
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 993661


    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: I don

    Problem Description:
    When writing a simple example to debug a PowerShell Background Job, the Background Job does not have enough time to initialize, before the Debug-Job command is invoked. Examine the following example:

    $ScriptBlock = {

    $Foo = 1;
    
    Wait-Debugger;
    $Foo++;
    };

    $Job = Start-Job -ScriptBlock $ScriptBlock;
    Debug-Job -Job $Job;

    When I run the above code in the PowerShell ISE, I receive an error message from Debug-Job, stating:

    "Debug-Job : The…

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  11. Group Policy Powershell Script

    Votes from Connect: 28

    Original Date Submitted: 9/29/2014 7:28:00 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Axel B. Andersen
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 984532


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

    Problem Description:
    When running Powershell Logon or Logoff Scrips in GPO's the -NoProfile switch is not included in the command. This results in very long logon/logoff times, if users have filled their Powershell Profile with a lot of modules. It can take up to 10 minutes, if the profile needs user input to load.

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  12. Provide PowerShell ISE with better support for .Types.ps1xml and .Format.ps1xml

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 9/15/2014 7:04:41 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Derp McDerp
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 972024


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

    Problem Description:
    Specifically:


    1. it should auto-complete the xml based on their doctypes

    2. it should recognize the interior of <ScriptBlock>s as PowerShell scripts rather than as text blobs and format and auto-complete those correctly.

    3. it should provide better outlining of the xml (e.g. if you put the caret on an end tag or start tag it should highlight the entire interior of that xml node)

    Product Studio item…

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  13. Get-ChildItem -Recurse -LiteralPath doesn't find anything

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 9/14/2014 4:22:48 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: sba
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 971502


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

    Problem Description:
    When 'Get-ChildItem -Recurse -LiteralPath' is run against a directory whose name contains square brackets, no output is produced.

    Take a directory with the following contents:

    PS> cmd /c dir /s d:\tmp\dir[1]
    Volume in drive D is DATA
    Volume Serial Number is 0454-9DBF

    Directory of d:\tmp\dir[1]

    2014-09-14 09:23 <DIR> .
    2014-09-14 09:23 <DIR> ..
    2014-09-14 09:23 <DIR> subdir

               0 File(s)              0 bytes
    

    Directory of d:\tmp\dir[1]\subdir

    2014-09-14 09:23…

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  14. Automatically add help links for all commands sharing the same noun

    Votes from Connect: 6

    Original Date Submitted: 9/11/2014 4:15:39 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Kirk Munro
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 968858


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

    Problem Description:
    Help documentation is more time consuming than it needs to be. My biggest pain point with help is that I like to include links to all other commands with the same noun to aid in discoverability. Sure, there is Get-Command -Noun ..., but it is useful in help documentation to include links to those commands as well. This also helps modern help tools link to…

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  15. The call operator should support invoking .NET methods and also support splatting

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 9/8/2014 11:00:11 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Oisín Grehan
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 966940


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

    Problem Description:
    As of v5, the call (&) operator cannot invoke .NET methods. With the implied deprecation of new-object in v5 by way of the "new(...)" synthetic static constructor method, this becomes a more obvious lack.

    One thing new-object has that the new v5 static method "new" does not is splatting support. Syntactically, this seems to make most sense when combined with support for invoking .NET methods…

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  16. [System.Management.Automation.PSTypeNameAttribute] is undocumented

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 8/16/2014 3:44:32 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Derp McDerp
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 947173


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

    Problem Description:
    1. The accelerator for [System.Management.Automation.PSTypeNameAttribute] should be changed from [PSTypeNameAttribute] to [ParameterType] to be consistent with PowerShell's naming conventions.


    1. The PSTypeNameAttribute is only obscurely documented in MSDN's System.Management.Automation.dll documentation instead of PowerShell's aboutFunctionsAdvanced_Parameters documentation.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 947173 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=947173).

    Repro Steps:
    Expected Results:

    Internal BugId: 8944

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  17. WMF 5 May Preview - PowerShellGet Nuget.exe won't launch when running as SYSTEM

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 7/18/2014 5:22:57 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: R Jason Morgan
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 922914


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

    Problem Description:
    When you install the WMF 5 May preview on Windows 8.1 enterprise with update x64, KB2894868-x64, the nuget.exe file that gets placed at %winddir%\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\PowerShell\PowerShellGet\nuget.exe doesn't work. This issue is noticeable when you try and run the find and install *-Module cmdlets as SYSTEM. Specifically you notice it when trying to use them in DSC, like with cPSGet.

    I've added a link to…

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  18. Get-Help should provide the ability to exclude the path from all references to the script's name in the generated help

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 7/16/2014 11:54:14 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: sba
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 921889


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

    Problem Description:
    When I invoke:

    PS> Get-Help .\foo.ps1

    I get something like:

    NAME

    c:\users\sto\somedir\somesubdir\more\foo.ps1
    

    SYNOPSIS

    Some useful script
    

    SYNTAX

    c:\users\sto\somedir\somesubdir\more\foo.ps1 -logdir &lt;String&gt; -outputdir &lt;String&gt; [-debugmode]
    
    [&lt;CommonParameters&gt;]

    c:\users\sto\somedir\somesubdir\more\foo.ps1 -zipfile &lt;String&gt; -outputdir &lt;String&gt; [-debugmode]
    [&lt;CommonParameters&gt;]

    There should be a means to remove the (most often useless) "c:\users\sto\somedir\somesubdir\more&quot; paths, for instance when using the help text in documentation, or sharing it over email, the reader most likely won't have the script…

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  19. Add-Type warns about no public members or properties on non-empty nested classes

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 7/10/2014 7:08:54 PM

    Description:
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    Handle: Derp McDerp
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 917335


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

    Problem Description:
    PowerShell wrongly warns about the following valid code:

    <#PS#> Add-Type -TypeDefinition @'

    public static class Outer {

    public struct Inner {
    
    public int x;
    }

    }

    '@
    WARNING: The generated type defines no public methods or properties.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 917335 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=917335).

    Repro Steps:
    Expected Results:

    Internal BugId: 8884

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  20. Set-Acl Overwrites SACL when Run as Administrator

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 7/4/2014 10:53:07 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Rohn Edwards
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 913134


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

    Problem Description:
    The Set-Acl cmdlet overwrites the SACL (and appears to protect it) when called by an administrator (even when the security descriptor object contains no SACL information at all). This can cause a populated SACL to be completely cleared when a user is expecting just DACL modifications.

    This happens in PSv4. I think I recall seeing it in versions 2 and 3, but I…

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