get-help about* dosn't show anything

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  • #10968
    Profile photo of Andreas
    Andreas
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    Hi everyone,

    im new to Powershell and saw the greate mva courses of Jason Helmik and Jeffrey Snower.
    Now i tried some stuff in powershell, but it seems that the

    update-help

    does not work probably.
    when i type

    get-help about*

    it shows me nothing. Did i miss something?

    Im on a windows7 system running powershell 3.0.

    kind regrards

    Andreas

  • #10971
    Profile photo of Vern Anderson
    Vern Anderson
    Participant

    try this...

    help about_* # with the underscore

  • #10976
    Profile photo of Dave Wyatt
    Dave Wyatt
    Moderator

    Were you running PowerShell as an administrator when you ran Update-Help? As a test, try accessing one of the files directly, like Get-Help about_Operators , and see if that works.

  • #10979
    Profile photo of Andreas
    Andreas
    Participant

    Thanks for your help. the get-help about_* didn't work for me.

    I ran powershell unter administrator (see screenshot). The direct access didn't work either.

    I followed this artikel just to get sure I have a proper installation.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh847837.aspx

  • #10982
    Profile photo of Dave Wyatt
    Dave Wyatt
    Moderator

    What happens when you run Update-Help while running PowerShell as an administrator? Do you get any errors?

  • #10983
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    Dave Wyatt
    Moderator

    On a side note, a did a quick web search on "German PowerShell help", and you may be running into some problems there if some or all of the help content hasn't been translated yet. One suggested workaround was to attempt to load the English language help files like this:

    Update-Help -UICulture en-US
    
  • #10984
    Profile photo of Andreas
    Andreas
    Participant

    No i don't get errors. That's what's confusing me a bit, it seems that it does not update all modules.

    When I'am at home at my win8.1 maschine the update help command works just fine. It updates more modules than my pc at work does.

  • #10985
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    Andreas
    Participant

    thanks, that worked...

    damn lokalisation... i dont want that german stuff.

    Update-Help -UICulture en-US

    so can i set that as a default??

  • #10987
    Profile photo of Dave Wyatt
    Dave Wyatt
    Moderator

    Only by changing your regional / language settings. The command appears to default to using [System.Threading.Thread]::CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture and [System.Threading.Thread]::CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture.Parent, if you haven't specified anything with the -UICulture parameter.

  • #10999
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    Andreas
    Participant

    Good to know. Thanks for your help. I appreciate it.

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