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  1. PowerShell remoting DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher object garbled.

    Votes from Connect: 18

    Original Date Submitted: 12/13/2010 7:55:24 PM

    Description:
    ********Contact Information********
    Handle: HPH2
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 630828
    ***************************************

    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: I don't know if this issue existed previously

    Problem Description:
    From: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ITCG/thread/7d2a0b0e-254f-4725-9c02-20744cd3cdd5/

    Powershell version 2.0

    Background:
    I have a script successfully assembling information about servers in our primary domain.
    Now i am trying to use PowerShell Remoting to include information about servers in our DMZ zones.
    This works great.

    Except when i try to query the Active Directory.

    Following runs fine in a powershell window on the server dzms01 in a remote desktop session:

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    • Get-ItemProperty in registry should return value type.

      Votes from Connect: 13

      Original Date Submitted: 12/20/2010 5:55:34 AM

      Description:
      ********Contact Information********
      Handle: Bartek Bielawski
      Site Name: PowerShell
      Feedback ID: 632464
      ***************************************

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

      Problem Description:
      Currently I see no easy way to get type of registry values. Info presented by Get-ItemProperty is not very helpful. I found workaround for that (sample):
      $key = Get-Item 'HKLM:\software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer'
      $Property = @{Name = 'Property'; Expression = {$_}}
      $Value = @{Name = 'Value'; Expression = {$key.GetValue($_) }}
      $ValueType = @{Name = 'Value Type'; Expression = {$key.GetValueKind($_)}}
      $key.Property | select $Property, $Value, $ValueType
      I think…

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      • Please add documentation in French language for PowerShell 3.0

        Votes from Connect: 114

        Original Date Submitted: 1/11/2013 5:50:47 PM

        Description:
        ********Contact Information********
        Handle: Arnaud Petitjean
        Site Name: PowerShell
        Feedback ID: 776313
        ***************************************

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

        Problem Description:
        * Unlike the previous versions (1.0 and 2.0) *, in PowerShell 3.0 there are no help files available in French language.

        I would consider missing help as top priority here. Even for peoples who can read English, there is a big danger to misunderstood something. Reading documentation in a foreign language can be very challenging.

        Calling the -online Help every time I…

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        • v3 suggestion: PowerShell FileSystemProvider should support transactions (TxF)

          Votes from Connect: 56

          Original Date Submitted: 1/13/2011 12:03:33 AM

          Description:
          ********Contact Information********
          Handle: Oisin Grehan
          Site Name: PowerShell
          Feedback ID: 635713
          ***************************************

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

          Problem Description:
          From Vista onwards, Windows supports both a transacted registry (TxR) and transacted filesystem (TxF). With powershell v2, we got TxR support. For v3 or beyond, it would be great to have TxF support. A good example taking Pscx's archive cmdlets into account would be the following pipeline:

          PS> dir c:\logs\ -rec -inc *.log -usetx | write-zip -removeoriginal -usetx | move-item c:\archived_logs\ -usetx

          This will…

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          • Update-Help -SourcePath Failure on Computer Without Internet Connection

            Votes from Connect: 16

            Original Date Submitted: 1/21/2013 3:51:42 AM

            Description:
            ********Contact Information********
            Handle: Rohn Edwards
            Site Name: PowerShell
            Feedback ID: 777012
            ***************************************

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

            Problem Description:
            When running Update-Help using the -SourcePath parameter on a machine without an internet connection that has had the help updated already, the command fails with "Unable to connect to Help content. Make sure the server is available and then try the command again." The Save-Help and Update-Help combination works perfectly when updating the help on a system with no help installed. I've…

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            • Handling ownership on fileobjects

              Votes from Connect: 11

              Original Date Submitted: 2/27/2013 4:19:23 PM

              Description:
              ********Contact Information********
              Handle: Anders P
              Site Name: PowerShell
              Feedback ID: 780084
              ***************************************

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

              Problem Description:
              Functionality could be build into CMDlets could be Remove-Item, Copy-Item, Move-Item via the -force parameter, or if thats too risky, new CMDlets could be invented like Get-Owner or Set-Owner.

              I would really enjoy to see the integration of TakeOwn.exe, SubInACL.exe and iCacls.exe functionality into CMDlets

              Windows transform so many windows-executables with different syntax into CMDlets, and that makes life as an admin so much…

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              • Option for Format-Table to set color of a column

                Votes from Connect: 16

                Original Date Submitted: 2/27/2011 6:44:56 PM

                Description:
                ********Contact Information********
                Handle: Soós Tibor
                Site Name: PowerShell
                Feedback ID: 648076
                ***************************************

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

                Problem Description:
                There is currently an option for Format-Table to set the Label, FormatString, Width and Alignment of a table coulum. My suggestion is to extend these options with ForegroundColor and BackgroundColor of the column.

                Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 648076 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=648076).

                Repro Steps:
                Expected Results:

                Internal BugId: 2825

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                • Show-Command should (at least optionally) show default values

                  Votes from Connect: 12

                  Original Date Submitted: 3/5/2013 8:42:45 AM

                  Description:
                  ********Contact Information********
                  Handle: Matthew Reynolds [MSFT]
                  Site Name: PowerShell
                  Feedback ID: 780634
                  ***************************************

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

                  Problem Description:
                  The utility of Show-Command as a GUI front end enabling less skilled users to execute a task oriented script/function is impaired by the fact that default values cannot be shown.
                  Having the ability to display default values has two usability benefits:
                  1) It gives the user an idea of what they really need to configure and what they can leave alone …

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                  • Easy access to current date and time

                    Votes from Connect: 56

                    Original Date Submitted: 4/12/2011 2:47:03 PM

                    Description:
                    ********Contact Information********
                    Handle: Shay Levi
                    Site Name: PowerShell
                    Feedback ID: 659747
                    ***************************************

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

                    Problem Description:
                    PowerShell has an automatic variable, $pwd. One of its great usage is that its value is evaluated each time you call it and you can access its members without enclosing it in parenthesis.

                    I would like to suggest a new automatic variable (tied variable), $Now, that returns the current date and time each time it's called.

                    Having $Now as a new automatic variable in…

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                    • DCR - CIM cmdlets not returning WMI metadata

                      Votes from Connect: 43

                      Original Date Submitted: 3/26/2013 1:25:17 AM

                      Description:
                      ********Contact Information********
                      Handle: Trevor Sullivan
                      Site Name: PowerShell
                      Feedback ID: 782064
                      ***************************************

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

                      Problem Description:
                      When using the Get-WmiObject cmdlet, lots of WMI metadata is included with the resulting objects including:

                      1. WMI qualifier names/values (and qualifier metadata: IsAmended, IsLocal, PropagatesToInstance, PropagatesToSubclass, IsOverriable)
                      2. System properties
                      3. WMI class path (eg. \\servername\root\cimv2:Win32_ComputerSystem.Name="servername")
                      4. WMI instance path (eg. \\servername\root\cimv2:Win32_ComputerSystem)
                      5. ManagementScope options via "Scope" property
                      6. WMI class-level information: __DERIVATION, __DYNASTY, __SUPERCLASS, _SERVER, __NAMESPACE, __PATH, __GENUS, __RELPATH, et…

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                      • Need better formatting for type System.Management.Automation.ApplicationInfo

                        Votes from Connect: 12

                        Original Date Submitted: 4/11/2013 6:35:26 AM

                        Description:
                        ********Contact Information********
                        Handle: Keith Hill MVP
                        Site Name: PowerShell
                        Feedback ID: 783409
                        ***************************************

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

                        Problem Description:
                        The output of Get-Command for exes is pretty much worthless:

                        PS> gcm mstest

                        CommandType Name ModuleName
                        ----------- ---- ----------
                        Application MSTest.exe

                        I usually know it is an exe and I certainly know the name. What I want to know is the path for the exe. Don't make me go having to look for that when it's the most common thing folks want to…

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                        • 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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                          • 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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