Keeping Windows PowerShell Help Up To Date

After a two week hiatus I am back this week with a quick write up on how to automate the updating of PowerShell help. Update-Help should be one of the first things typed in PowerShell on a new workstation build. I jump into the topic and demonstrate how to automate the updating of the help files from the Internet or from a local network share. You can view the full article over at

I look forward to getting another article out to everyone next week and I hope everyone in the US enjoys their long weekend!

2 thoughts on “Keeping Windows PowerShell Help Up To Date

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  2. Jon L. Miller

    I’m having an issue with the get-help command.
    This is the error:
    PS C:\Users\user> update-help
    update-help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) ‘Microsoft.PowerShell.Management’ with UI culture(s) {en-US} :
    Unable to connect to Help content. Make sure the server is available and then try the command again.
    At line:1 char:1
    + update-help
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnableToConnect,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

    Thanks for any advice.


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