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  1. 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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    • $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

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      Repro Steps:
      Expected Results:

      Internal BugId: 3324

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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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • add Start-Transcript filters

                                    Votes from Connect: 21

                                    Original Date Submitted: 10/8/2010 4:46:21 PM

                                    Description:
                                    ********Contact Information********
                                    Handle: TobiasWeltner
                                    Site Name: PowerShell
                                    Feedback ID: 611703
                                    ***************************************

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

                                    Problem Description:
                                    Start-Transcript logs input and output. This creates huge log files.
                                    There should be a switch that enables Start-Transcript to only log the inputs and omit the outputs. Optionally, there could be an indicator whether a command completed successfully, was aborted or raised an exception.

                                    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 611703 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=611703).

                                    Repro Steps:
                                    currently default…

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                                    • Get-Member and Online parameter

                                      Votes from Connect: 16

                                      Original Date Submitted: 8/9/2010 1:34:16 AM

                                      Description:
                                      ********Contact Information********
                                      Handle: Aleksandar Nikolic
                                      Site Name: PowerShell
                                      Feedback ID: 584518
                                      ***************************************

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

                                      Problem Description:
                                      I would like that Get-Member cmdlet supports Online parameter in V3 (similar to Get-Help in V2):

                                      Get-Process | Get-Member -Online

                                      That command would open the .NET Framework page in MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.diagnostics.process.aspx).

                                      dir | Get-Member -Online

                                      That command would open the .NET Framework pages in MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.fileinfo.aspx and http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.directoryinfo.aspx).

                                      Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation…

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                                      • PowerShell should implement an Unless operator

                                        Votes from Connect: 15

                                        Original Date Submitted: 7/21/2010 11:36:19 AM

                                        Description:
                                        ********Contact Information********
                                        Handle: bigjimslade80465
                                        Site Name: PowerShell
                                        Feedback ID: 576911
                                        ***************************************

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

                                        Problem Description:
                                        Currently, I need to do this:

                                        if(! ($bar)) { & foo}

                                        I would like to be able to do this:

                                        unless($bar) { & foo}

                                        Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 576911 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=576911).

                                        Repro Steps:
                                        Currently, I need to do this:

                                        if(! ($bar)) { & foo}

                                        I would like to be able to do this:

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                                        • ArgumentList parameter to Start-Job Incomplete

                                          Votes from Connect: 15

                                          Original Date Submitted: 5/29/2010 12:09:48 AM

                                          Description:
                                          ********Contact Information********
                                          Handle: Clint B.
                                          Site Name: PowerShell
                                          Feedback ID: 563695
                                          ***************************************

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

                                          Problem Description:
                                          The -ArgumentList parameter is described as passing arguments 'for the script that is specified by the FilePath parameter', which is true. But it also specifies the arguments to a scriptblock specified by the ScriptBlock parameter.

                                          Additionally the help says that "Because all of the values that follow the ArgumentList parameter name are interpreted as being values of ArgumentList, the ArgumentList parameter should be…

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