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  1. Invoke-WebRequest doesn't work with protocol-relative URLs

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 7/8/2015 11:36:23 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Trevor Sullivan [MVP]
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1519608


    Frequency: PowerShell
    Regression: 1. Use the Invoke-WebRequest command to call a protocol-relative URL
    2. Exception occurs: "iwr : Invalid URI: The hostname could not be parsed."

    Problem Description:
    Invoke-WebRequest doesn't work with protocol-relative URLs.

    http://www.paulirish.com/2010/the-protocol-relative-url/

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1519608 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1519608).

    Repro Steps:
    1. Use the Invoke-WebRequest command to call a protocol-relative URL
    2. Exception occurs: "iwr : Invalid URI: The hostname could not be parsed."

    3 votes
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  2. Registering an internal repository with PowerShellGet requires an internet connection

    Votes from Connect: 7

    Original Date Submitted: 7/7/2015 11:40:08 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: bobdean
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1518092


    Problem Description:
    PS C:> Register-PSRepository -Name InternalNuget -SourceLocation https://nexussrv1/service/local/nuget/nuget-releases/
    -InstallationPolicy Trusted -PublishLocation https://nexussrv1/service/local/nuget/nuget-releases/
    WARNING: Unable to download the list of available providers. Check your internet connection.

    Servers should not require administrators to set proxy settings that enable internet connectivity to leverage an internal NuGet based repository - even if it is only a one time event.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1518092 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1518092).

    Repro Steps:

    Internal BugId: 15630

    3 votes
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  3. Help missing for Configuration as a keyword or function

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 6/29/2015 1:59:05 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: June Blender
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1483941


    Frequency: Documentation
    Regression:
    PS C:\ps-test> get-help Configuration

    NAME

    Configuration
    

    SYNTAX

    Configuration [[-ModuleDefinition] <Object>] [[-ResourceDefinition] <Object>] [[-OutputPath] <Object>] [[-Name] <Object>]
    
    [[-Body] <scriptblock>] [[-ArgsToBody] <hashtable>] [[-ConfigurationData] <hashtable>] [[-InstanceName] <string>]
    [<CommonParameters>]

    ALIASES

    None
    

    REMARKS

    Get-Help cannot find the Help files for this cmdlet on this computer. It is displaying only partial help.
    
    -- To download and install Help files for the module that includes this cmdlet, use Update-Help.

    PS C:> Get-Help aboutLanguageKeywords | Out-String -Stream | Select-String Configuration
    PS…

    3 votes
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  4. WMF5 April PowerShellGet Publish-Module NuGetAPIKey is Mandatory

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 6/9/2015 1:49:33 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Joel 'Jaykul' Bennett
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1413156


    Frequency: PowerShell
    Regression: Register-PSRepository -Name LocalFolder -Source "$Pwd" -Publish "$Pwd"
    Publish-Module -Name C:\Users\Joel\Projects\Modules\Autoload -Repository LocalFolder -NuGetApiKey (Get-Random)

    Problem Description:
    The NuGetApiKey should not be mandatory on Publish Module, because it's not actually mandatory.

    For instance, if I'm publishing to a local folder, I don't need to specify a key!

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1413156 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1413156).

    Repro Steps:
    Register-PSRepository -Name LocalFolder -Source "$Pwd" -Publish "$Pwd"
    Publish-Module -Name…

    3 votes
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  5. ISE Intellisense for class constructor not shown until class is imported

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 6/6/2015 6:28:35 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Trevor Sullivan [MVP]
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1404037


    Frequency: PowerShell ISE
    Regression:

    Problem Description:
    The PowerShell ISE doesn't show Intellisense for a user-defined class constructor (new() method) until the class has been imported into the PowerShell session.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1404037 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1404037).

    Repro Steps:
    Expected Results:

    Internal BugId: 14548

    3 votes
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  6. Wildcard in registry path causing high cpu / long enumeration

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 5/23/2015 6:40:05 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: jskiba
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1357781


    Frequency: PowerShell
    Regression: within powershell console

    navigate to "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes*"
    run "gci" to find an available subkey name (eg: "OpenWithList")
    run "get-acl .\OpenWithList
    Verify CPU load time, and registry enumeration via procmon

    Problem Description:
    The asterisk “” character is valid as a registry key name. When navigating to the path “HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes*” and attempting to query ACL for values such as those in “HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Classes*\OpenWithList” , everything under “Classes” is queried, treating the “” as a wildcard and not a…

    2 votes
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  7. New Cmdlet : Export-WinEvent

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 5/19/2015 2:54:47 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: ShellDealer
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1346220


    Problem Description:
    Like wevtutil, get-WinEvent permit usefull xmlfilter filter
    $query = @'
    <QueryList>
    <Query Id="0" Path="Security">

    &lt;Select Path=&quot;Security&quot;&gt;*[System[TimeCreated[timediff(@SystemTime) &amp;lt;= 3600000]]]&lt;/Select&gt;
    

    </Query>
    </QueryList>
    '@

    Get-WinEvent -FilterXML $query

    I suggest a cmdlet to export the result

    Export-WinEvent [-syslog]
    Export-WinEvent [-Path] -fileType (evtx|xml|csv|txt)

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1346220 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1346220).

    Repro Steps:

    Internal BugId: 14485

    3 votes
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  8. Suggestions for new approved verbs

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 5/17/2015 10:14:13 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Juho Lehto
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1341385


    Problem Description:
    I would like to propose following three verbs to be added: Download, Upload and Reinstall.
    Thank you.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1341385 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1341385).

    Repro Steps:

    Internal BugId: 14476

    3 votes
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  9. Add Exception Visibility to Cmdlet Help

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 5/13/2015 9:02:25 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Matt McNabb
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1329164


    Problem Description:
    It would be nice to have cmdlet help include information about any error types that might be thrown and whether they are terminating or non-terminating. This would be a benefit when writing scripts that have formal error-handling with try/catch so we can properly filter the catch blocks and add -ErrorAction Stop where necessary.

    Usage could be something like:

    Get-Help Get-Something -Errors

    Or:

    Get-Help Get-Something -Exceptions

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

    3 votes
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  10. PSPossibleIncorrectComparisonWithNull - $null should be on the left side of equality comparisons.

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 5/3/2015 6:39:12 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Remco Kapinga
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1299466


    Problem Description:
    Invoke-ScriptAnalyzer flags this as a Warning:

    if ($item -ne $null) { .. }
    

    And suggest that we should write this comparison as:

    if ($null -ne $item) { .. }
    

    That makes code less readable (yoda-speak). This reminds us of the c language defect with if(a = null) { .. } versus if(a == null) { .. }

    I don't see the point of this rule in PowerShell, and the suggested construct makes code less readable.

    Please…

    3 votes
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  11. Export-CSV should include milliseconds for datetime objects

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 3/24/2015 1:39:18 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: sba923
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1200023


    Problem Description:
    As of today, Export-CSV doesn't include milliseconds when dumping datetime objects. This makes it impossible to process sub-second resolution data e.g. in Excel.

    Workaround is to convert the datetime objects to strings using ("{0:yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.fff}" -f $timestamp), but that's not really convenient...

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1200023 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1200023).

    Repro Steps:

    Internal BugId: 14334

    2 votes
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  12. PowerShell DSC needs to support "Property Sets"

    Votes from Connect: 12

    Original Date Submitted: 3/24/2015 8:05:35 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Trevor Sullivan [MVP]
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1199561


    Problem Description:
    NOTE: I believe this functionality is already in progress, but I wanted to make sure it was documented in the official PowerShell feedback channel.

    PowerShell DSC Resources need the ability to support multiple "property sets" similar to the "parameter sets" that are

    Suggested implementation:


    1. Add a "PropertySetName" property to the [DscProperty()] attribute (eg. [DscProperty(PropertySetName = "PropertySet1", Key)]

    2. Add a private property (eg. $PropertySetName) to the [DscResource()] attribute, to ensure that the Get(), Test(), and Set()…
    3 votes
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  13. $_ should be accessible without curly brackets with Where-Object

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 10/30/2014 6:04:29 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Peter M10
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 1014939


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

    Problem Description:
    I would like to access the pipeline object with Where-Object without curly brackets like so:

    1..10 | Where-Object $_ % 2 -eq 1

    to get only uneven numbers.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1014939 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1014939).

    Repro Steps:
    1..10 | Where-Object $_ % 2 -eq 1

    Expected Results:
    Gives an "Cannot validate argument on parameter 'Property'."…

    3 votes
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  14. Cmdlets in the WebAdministration module occasionally generates errors when used in a custom DSC configuration

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 9/17/2014 2:30:56 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Jan Egil Ring
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 973480


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

    Problem Description:
    When using cmdlets from the WebAdministration (IIS) PowerShell module in a custom DSC resource, errors are thrown when invoking the Get/Set/Test-TargetResource functions (for example by running Test-DscConfiguration).

    The error thrown is:
    Unable to cast COM object of type 'Microsoft.IIs.PowerShell.Framework.AppHostQueryProcessor' to interface type 'Mic
    rosoft.IIs.PowerShell.Framework.IAppHostQueryProcessor'. This operation failed because the QueryInterface call on the COM component for the
    interface with IID '{6E0E6BE3-71C1-4A66-800E-11B9CBA00EAB}' failed…

    2 votes
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  15. Incorrect default values when pass $null as splatting parameter

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 8/29/2014 4:44:23 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: EricDong1989
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 958702


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

    Problem Description:
    function test{

    param(        
    
    [Parameter(Mandatory=$false)][int]$age=20,
    [Parameter(Mandatory=$false)][string]$name = &#39;Name&#39;
    )
    Write-Host $age
    Write-Host $name

    }
    $aa = $null
    test $aa

    You will see outputs:
    0
    Name

    However the age should be 20.
    Further more, modify the function above to
    function test{

    param(        
    
    

    [Parameter(Mandatory=$true)][int]$age,
    [Parameter(Mandatory=$false)][string]$name = &#39;Name&#39;
    )
    Write-Host $age
    Write-Host $name

    }

    and run
    $aa = $null
    test $aa

    The result is same as above, but the $age…

    3 votes
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  16. Write-Error allows both Message and Exception parameters without an error saying the parameters are mutually exclusive

    Votes from Connect: 3

    Original Date Submitted: 8/22/2014 2:01:53 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Aaron Jensen
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 951925


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

    Problem Description:
    Write-Error isn't supposed to take both a message and an exception (see help Write-Error), but you can pass both without getting the "Parameter set cannot be resolved using the specified named parameters." error message.

    Also, when you use Write-Error in a catch block, and use both parameters, the original exception bubbles up instead of what gets written with Write-Error.

    Product Studio item…

    3 votes
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  17. PowerShell ISE Intellisense does not work for Import-DscResource

    Votes from Connect: 9

    Original Date Submitted: 8/21/2014 11:08:39 PM

    Description:

    Contact Information
    Handle: Trevor Sullivan [MVP]
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 951804


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

    Problem Description:
    NOTE: Please see attached video for example.

    When writing a PowerShell DSC configuration using the PowerShell ISE, and adding the Import-DscResource command to the configuration block, the PowerShell ISE does not show the Intellisense for parameter names or parameter values.

    Because there is no mention of Import-DscResource in the built-in PowerShell help, and because no documentation can be found in the Microsoft TechNet Library…

    3 votes
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  18. Import-Module "less discoverable" warning should suggest using Get-Command

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 8/8/2014 12:33:28 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Joel 'Jaykul' Bennett
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 940605


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

    Problem Description:
    When importing a module with a lot of verbose logging or hundreds of commands, it's a pain to use Import-Module -Verbose as a way of detecting the less discoverable commands. This is especially the case since there are no verbose warnings for commands without verbs (see https://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedbackdetail/view/940569).

    I think that instead of suggesting Import-Module 'ModuleName' -Verbose ... you should suggest:

    Get-Command -Module 'ModuleName'…

    3 votes
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  19. PowerShell 4.0 help has to be updated with update-help before any help content is available

    Votes from Connect: 4

    Original Date Submitted: 7/25/2014 2:11:19 AM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: b_mil
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 928181


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

    Problem Description:
    PowerShell currently ships with no help content built in. Although it can be updated, it is still a regression to not have at least some help files available from the default install. Not all environments and hosts have internet connectivity to retrieve help content online. Not all environments have firewall and security configurations that make it practical to update the help content on all…

    2 votes
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  20. Make F8 work for selected text in the ISE command prompt

    Votes from Connect: 5

    Original Date Submitted: 6/30/2014 2:10:42 PM

    Description:
    Contact Information
    Handle: Jeff Wouters
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 909738


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

    Problem Description:
    When selecting text in the ISE script pane, you can press F8 to execute only what has been selected.
    My request is to make it possible when you select text in the command window, F8 should also be possible for that selection.
    Not a critical thing, but it would save me some copy-pasting.

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

    3 votes
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