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  1. v2 bug: test-path returns true for pure whitespace path.

    Votes from Connect: 10

    Original Date Submitted: 5/22/2010 3:29:42 AM

    Description:
    ********Contact Information********
    Handle: x0n
    Site Name: PowerShell
    Feedback ID: 560761
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    Frequency: Always Happens
    Regression: I don't know if this issue existed previously

    Problem Description:
    Calling test-path " " returns $true. I would expect $false unless a file named " " really did exist.

    Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 560761 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=560761).

    Repro Steps:
    given there is no file or folder named " " in the root of C:\

    ps c:\> test-path " "
    True

    Expected Results:
    ps> test-path "…

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    • Get-ChildItem gets FileInfo constructed in different ways depending on parameters

      Votes from Connect: 12

      Original Date Submitted: 4/30/2010 9:13:05 PM

      Description:
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      Handle: Roman Kuzmin
      Site Name: PowerShell
      Feedback ID: 556004
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      Frequency: Always Happens
      Regression: I don't know if this issue existed previously

      Problem Description:
      The more detailed question and investigation is in here:
      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2744047/mysterious-different-conversion-to-string-of-seemingly-same-input-data

      Items returned by (Get-ChildItem <path>) and (Get-ChildItem <path> -Include *) are converted to strings differently. Different results of the two commands below, IMHO, do not make any practical sense and only lead to confusion and bugs:

      # This command gets just file names
      [string[]](Get-ChildItem C:\TEMP\Test)

      # This command gets full file paths
      [string[]](Get-ChildItem…

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      • Problem in Exporting SSRS report to CSV format:

        Votes from Connect: 13

        Original Date Submitted: 4/6/2010 7:37:36 PM

        Description:
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        Handle: vitthalbhovi
        Site Name: PowerShell
        Feedback ID: 549004
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        Frequency: Always Happens
        Regression: I don't know if this issue existed previously

        Problem Description:
        Description for Problem:

        The CSV export uses the textbox names for the column headings in SSRS 2005/2008 due this column names are not coming properely in CSV file but in SSRS report its coming fine.i need same column names as in SSRS report (bcoz in my report column names are coming from Expressions (Column names are not hardcoded))

        Product Studio item created by Connect…

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        • Change default behavior of module import

          Votes from Connect: 15

          Original Date Submitted: 3/31/2010 2:02:45 PM

          Description:
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          Handle: Martin Zugec
          Site Name: PowerShell
          Feedback ID: 546066
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          Frequency: Always Happens
          Regression: Yes, this happens in previous beta versions

          Problem Description:
          Please re-consider default behavior of Import-Module. Current issue is that if you want to use namespaces (module\verb-noun), you still need to pay attention to name of your functions, because last one always wins.

          This forces us to use SCCM\Get-SccmObject always simply because of the fact that we never know which function we will overwrite. SCCM\Get-Object would overwrite Get-Object in this case. This makes modules…

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          • switch statement should accept elements from the pipeline.

            Votes from Connect: 17

            Original Date Submitted: 12/9/2009 12:06:32 AM

            Description:
            ********Contact Information********
            Handle: Xaegr
            Site Name: PowerShell
            Feedback ID: 518895
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            Frequency: Always Happens
            Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

            Problem Description:
            When you need to send a array of objects to switch statement, you cannot just pipe it:
            PS > Get-EventLog security -newest 100 | Switch ($_.EventId) {672 {$Id_672++} 680 {$Id_680++} }
            or
            Get-EventLog security -newest 100 | Select -expandProperty eventid | Switch {672 {$Id_672++} 680 {$Id_680++}}

            You need to specify full expression as "argument" for a switch, like this:
            Switch (Get-EventLog security -newest 100 |…

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            • v2: import-module failing should probably be a terminating error

              Votes from Connect: 12

              Original Date Submitted: 10/31/2009 4:57:26 AM

              Description:
              ********Contact Information********
              Handle: x0n
              Site Name: PowerShell
              Feedback ID: 506808
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              Frequency: Always Happens
              Regression: Yes, this happens in all previous versions

              Problem Description:
              I see that trying to import a module where the module does not exist yields a non-terminating error. I think that really should be a full-blown terminating error; a failure to load a dependency like that really should stop the script. Having to use get-module -list available, or bump $erroractionpreference up to "stop" just to let try/catch work seems like a bit of a hack.

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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:

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                Handle: tfl
                Site Name: PowerShell
                Feedback ID: 389767
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                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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                • 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
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                  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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                  • Support text-oriented configuration management

                    ... in a folder at C:\config containing text files (and perhaps a similar folder in the user's home directory). Changing those text files would directly apply changes to Windows settings. Services could read those files directly or use a Windows text-based configuration management API.

                    Text-oriented configuration has many advantages: it makes devops-style workflows much more simple, entire server configurations could be versioned in git or svn along with the apps they host, spinning up new servers would be much simpler, and tools like Chef and Puppet would integrate far more smoothly and simply with Windows.

                    I suggest this as a…

                    5 votes
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                    • Backwards Compatibility for cmdlets

                      All new cmdlets only seem to support 2012+ however for those of us with a mixed estate means we have to use other methods for migrations than we do for live servers and would be really good if tools were backwards compatible.. rather than having to develop our own or rely on 3rd party alternatives.

                      3 votes
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                      • Support new-pssession with powershell direct

                        The new copy-item options to use a possession to copy files is great, please also support making an new-pssession with a vm name so it can be used with copy-item

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                        • Migrate Sconfig.vbs to PowerShell

                          With all Microsoft Tools going to PowerShell, I think it would be better for this config tool to be a PowerShell rather than VB Script.

                          35 votes
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                          • PowerShell Remoting using private key authentication

                            Enable PowerShell Remoting login using private key authentication similar to the SSH protocol. Entering passwords all the time the log into remote PowerShell is tedious. Being able to use local secure private key to log into many cloud server instances would ease the process of creating new remote sessions.

                            28 votes
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                            • Enable Kerberos pass-trough for nested WinRM sessions

                              A second or third hop WinRM session should support the usage of the primary session's ticket if Kerberos delegation is enabled for WinRM. CredSSP is not always wanted or might be limited due to security policies

                              10 votes
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                              • BUG: Preserve the current directory name as stored in the filing system and not as entered by the user

                                The PowerShell console uses the path as entered by the user and not as stored in the filing system. This is inconsistent with the Command Console behaviour and causes applications that rely on the correct casing of the path to fail. IMHO the console should be case insensitive when searching for fils system paths but should preserve the case when returning the file path.

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                                • Powershell Core should have a nuget package for release

                                  It would be awesome if powershell core was released as a package on nuget.org as well as the regular means.

                                  The reason for this is build systems like cake build can have tools referenced via nuget packages and will pull them down as part of the build.

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                                  • Bug: Installing WMF4.0 then WMF5.0 on Win7 SP1

                                    Hello,
                                    I understand that on Windows 7 SP1-Machines we have to install WMF 4.0 before upgrading to WMF 5.0.
                                    On all our Windows 7 machines, before installing WMF 4.0 KB2819745, a sample output for Path Environmental Variable, getting with [Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable(“Path”), looks like this:
                                    C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
                                    After installing WMF 4.0 KB2819745, it looks like this:
                                    C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;
                                    There is a multiple path to the Powershell.exe.
                                    After installing KB3134760 to upgrade to WMF 5.0, it’s getting even worse as path-variable looks like this:
                                    C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;
                                    Is this a known issue?
                                    Thanks in advance
                                    Norbert

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                                    • Error in Keywords section of About_WorkFlowCommonParameters

                                      In the help text about_WorkFlowCommonParameters, in the KEYWORDS section of the full text, it shows two about_* files. The first (About_WorkFlowCommon_Parameters) does not exist.

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