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  1. We need a Get-Parameter cmdlet

    Votes from Connect: 41

    Original Date Submitted: 9/8/2011 8:47:16 PM

    Description:

    ********Contact Information********
    Handle: HalR
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 687640
    ***************************************

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

    Problem Description:
    Something similar to the Get-Parameter function published on PoshCode (see http://poshcode.org/?lang=&q=get-parameter for latest version) needs to be included in PowerShell. The purpose of Get-Parameter is to parse the output of a cmdlet or function's CommandInfo returned from Get-Command, and turn it into a more useful format by which the end user can discover more about:
    - what paraemtersets exist?
    - what triggers a parameterset? (i.e.…

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    • Add-Type: Add CSharpVersion4 and CSharpVersion5 to the list of languages supported in the Language parameter

      Votes from Connect: 10

      Original Date Submitted: 5/9/2013 12:57:09 AM

      Description:
      ********Contact Information********
      Handle: Kirk Munro
      Site Name: PowerShell
      Feedback ID: 786596
      ***************************************

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

      Problem Description:
      In PowerShell 3 you cannot use Add-Type to compile C# code written using CSharp 4.0. Nor can you compile C# code written using CSharp 5.0. The highest version available in the Language parameter is CSharpVersion3.

      Please add CSharpVersion4 and CSharpVersion5 support to Add-Type so that it is keeping up with the times.

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

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      • 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…

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        • New Where-Object Syntax Error

          Votes from Connect: 18

          Original Date Submitted: 9/23/2011 7:23:48 PM

          Description:
          ********Contact Information********
          Handle: Steve Murawski
          Site Name: PowerShell
          Feedback ID: 690427
          ***************************************

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

          Problem Description:
          The new Where-Object syntax does not properly evaluate calling a method on a property that returns a Boolean.

          Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 690427 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=690427).

          Repro Steps:
          This will error:
          Get-Command | ? parameters.containskey('Credential') | sort name

          This will not:
          Get-Command | ? {$_.parameters.containskey('Credential')} | sort name

          Expected Results:
          Both commands should…

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          • Command Pane and Output Pane combined... Why?????????

            Votes from Connect: 10

            Original Date Submitted: 12/7/2011 8:49:03 AM

            Description:
            ********Contact Information********
            Handle: MMarcolini
            Site Name: PowerShell
            Feedback ID: 712014
            ***************************************

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

            Problem Description:
            The Output pane is gone and the command pane has been transformed into the frankly clunky blue powershell command prompt. Why? This is like taking 3 steps backwards.

            I use the ISE to interactively manage my windows systems in much the same way that I use an xterm to manage my unix systems. I typically have many local and remote command tabs open…

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            • Add -?? "common parameter" to retrieve full help

              Votes from Connect: 10

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

              Description:
              ********Contact Information********
              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).

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              • 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:
                ********Contact Information********
                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…

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                • 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:
                  ********Contact Information********
                  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…

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                  • Controlling automatic importing with PSDisableModuleAutoLoading

                    Votes from Connect: 10

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

                    Description:
                    ********Contact Information********
                    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…

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                    • 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'…

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                      • Enable-PSremoting fails when loopback address is missing

                        Votes from Connect: 13

                        Original Date Submitted: 1/10/2012 7:54:16 AM

                        Description:

                        ********Contact Information********
                        Handle: Doug Finke
                        Site Name: PowerShell
                        Feedback ID: 717747
                        ***************************************

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

                        Problem Description:
                        Do a "netsh http sh iplisten" and machines are listed, but not the loopback address.

                        Tried Enable-PSRemoting and got the error below. Once the 127.0.0.1 is added to the IP listener list, this works.

                        It's something that "winrm quickconfig" should catch.

                        WinRM already is set up to receive requests on this machine.
                        Set-WSManQuickConfig : <f:WSManFault xmlns:f="http://schemas.microsoft.com/wbem/wsman/1/wsmanfault&quot; Code="2150858770" M
                        achine="IIS.lab49.com"><f:Message>The client cannot connect…

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                        • New PowerShell Tab needs a toolbar button in ISE

                          Votes from Connect: 10

                          Original Date Submitted: 1/18/2012 10:56:31 PM

                          Description:
                          ********Contact Information********
                          Handle: HalR
                          Site Name: PowerShell
                          Feedback ID: 719121
                          ***************************************

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

                          Problem Description:
                          I would argue that in the ISE, the console should be treated co-equal to the script pane. If that's the case, why isn't there a New PowerShell Tab button just like there is a new script button? I would love to see a new toolbar icon to that effect.

                          Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 719121 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=719121)

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                          • Error mounting and unmounting using subst and net use

                            Votes from Connect: 11

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

                            Description:

                            ********Contact Information********
                            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…

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                            • 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
                              [type]::gettype("System.Management.Automation.TypeAccelerators")::get

                              Expected Results:
                              a way to view type accelerators

                              Internal BugId: 3323

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                              • $OutputRedirectionEncoding --- like $OutputEncoding

                                Votes from Connect: 2

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

                                Description:
                                ********Contact Information********
                                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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                                • 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…

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                                  • 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…

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                                    • Make all cmdlet parameters accept scriptblocks

                                      Votes from Connect: 14

                                      Original Date Submitted: 7/23/2008 3:57:45 AM

                                      Description:

                                      ********Contact Information********
                                      Handle: Dmitry Sotnikov
                                      Site Name: PowerShell
                                      Feedback ID: 357352
                                      ***************************************

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

                                      Problem Description:
                                      Some cmdlets accept scriptblocks for some parameters, while others don't. This is very inconsistent and confusing.

                                      On the one hand you can use this syntax for these examples: http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2008/04/21/mindwarpingpower-cmdlets-scriptblock-parameters.aspx

                                      On the other, something like this would fail for no apparent reason:
                                      Get-DistributionGroup | Set-DistributionGroup -DisplayName {$_.name}

                                      This is actually (IMHO) a design flaw of PowerShell (unfortunately still present in v2 ) – you (if…

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                                      • 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…

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                                        • AutoHelp with Get-Help and Advanced Functions - needs improving

                                          Votes from Connect: 13

                                          Original Date Submitted: 12/27/2008 11:39:54 PM

                                          Description:

                                          ********Contact Information********
                                          Handle: tfl
                                          Site Name: PowerShell
                                          Feedback ID: 389767
                                          ***************************************

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

                                          Problem Description:
                                          I think the new auto-help stuff is fantastic. But it's a tad buggy and inconsistent.

                                          To demonstrate this, I've created a simle advanced function file (get-autohelp.ps1) attached. You will need to save this file then run get-help against it to see the errors I note.

                                          Here are the issues:

                                          1. You can not specify a .NAME section in auto-help. If you do, then…

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