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  1. Implement native robocopy cmdlet

    Votes from Connect: 72

    Original Date Submitted: 2/23/2011 3:47:03 AM

    Description:
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    Handle: Joel Reinford
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 646172
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    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

    Problem Description:
    Powershell needs the full functionality of Robocopy as a cmdlet. Copy-Item has too many limitations and invoking robocopy from Powershell is not an elegant solution.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 646172 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=646172).

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    Internal BugId: 2822

    165 votes
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  2. Get-Service throws wrong exception if remote host is offline

    Get-Service returns exception as "Cannot find any service with service name" even if we give an offline/not existing host as argument for -ComputerName parameter

    4 votes
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  3. Get-Service Name parameter allows Null value

    Get-Service -Name $Null returns all services. Expected behavior would be for Name to have ValidateNotNullOrEmpty attribute assigned.

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  4. Get-Winevent - Execution with only -MaxEvents parameters specified

    When executing the Get-Winevent cmdlet with only the -MaxEvents parameter specified the cmdlet ends up in an infinite loop spewing errors:

    Get-WinEvent -MaxEvents 1

    Get-WinEvent : The data is invalid
    At line:1 char:9
    + $null = Get-WinEvent -MaxEvents 1
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-WinEvent], EventLogInvalidDataException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : The data is invalid,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetWinEventCommand

    I reproduced this error on PowerShell 5.1 and 4.0 on multiple systems. The behavior I expected was to receive the most recent event from any of the event logs. I feel this error could be prevented by using proper parameter validation.

    3 votes
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