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Search-OSCEXOEmailMessage does not handle PageSize and Paging correctly

Another bug in the OSCEXO module… When searching for mails within a mailbox well known folder with more than “PageSize” messages the cmdlet Search-OSCEXOEmailMessage never return and keeps “searching” forever (or until you run out of memory – whatever happens first). The reason behind this is that the code that handles the “ExchangeService.FindItems()” calls does not increase the PageOffset and […]

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PowerShell New-WebServiceProxy fails to instantiate Clickatell SOAP WebService

When trying to use the Clickatell SOAP WebService via “” you receive a “FileNotFoundException” exception: You effectively have to use the workaround described in the manual by calling the web service under this address: ‘’. The reason behind it seems to be use of a conflicting attribute named ‘callback’.

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[System.Net.WebClient] does not return data properly

When using the System.Net.WebClient class you are actually using a class that wraps WebRequesr and WebResponse with some benefits as abstracting stream and handling logic. However, this, comes at a price and sometimes along with some errors, too. When a web server responds with an HTTP 500 Status the WebClient throws an exception and you do not have  access to […]

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Invoke-WebRequest uses id attribute of input element as field name in form fields collection

As already described on elsewhere on the Internet and on Microsoft Connect, the new Invoke-WebRequest Cmdlet, that comes with PowerShell v3, handles form fields incorrectly. Instead of referring to the name attributes of input elements within a form the Fields Collection stores the ids of the attributes under the ‘key’ property. As in the following example you see the text […]

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[Array] becomes [ArrayList] when imported via Import-CliXml

Serialising and Deserialising data structures is pretty easy when using Export-CliXml/Import-CliXml. However, there are some gotchas. In addition to the already described bug when using [ordered] hashtable in PowerShell v3 with Import-CliXml there is another error when importing [Array] with Import-CliXml: an [Array] becomes an [ArrayList]. The following code shows the problem: Again, this error seems to occur when you do […]

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vCloud Director (vCD) allocates DistributedVirtualPorts from a DistributedVirtualPortGroup in a non-sequential order

When you have a DistributedVirtualPortGroup in vCenter (vC) with a fixed number of VirtualPorts of 10 and you set that DistributedVirtualPortGroup to “non-expanding” you will get an error with vCloud Director (vCD) when you try to allocate more than one (1) DistributedVirtualPort. However, when you look at the DVS DistributedVirtualPortGroup you find enough available DVS DistributedVirtualPort displayed. The error message […]

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Cannot create blueprint in vCenter Automation Center (vCAC) 5.1 when you have no networks defined

When you try to add a “Global Blueprint” in vCenter Automation Center (vCAC) 5.1 for an Organisation VCD (OvDC) in a vCloud Director (vCD) endpoint you cannot save your settings if you have no Organisation Networks (OrgNetwork) defined. As the selection of a network (and a storage path) is mandatory input and the selection list for the networks is empty you […]

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PowerCLI Search-Cloud reports wrong data on QueryType ‘ProviderVdc’

Recently I quickly mentioned the universal PowerCLI applet Search-Cloud that can be used when dealing with vCloud Director. Howevery it seems you have to verify its output when using it to query Provider Vdc parameters. The output mixes the “allocation” and “used” counters for CPU, Memory and Storage as you can see in the example below (“used” is larger than […]

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[ordered] hashtable becomes hashtable when imported via Import-CliXml

The new powershell feature “ordered” hashtable (a new PowerShell feature in v3. See OrderedDictionary Class) becomes an ordinary hashtable when it is imported via Import-CliXml. There is a “active” bug on Microsoft Connect OrderedDictionary becomes Hashtable when exported to and imported from clixml but no action for a couple of months. As a workaround do not use ordered hashtables but […]