get-help about_cimSession

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  • #79537

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    Hi Gents,

    I've just stumble upon really strange issue, where I'm asking for help for the session about_cimSession, and can not get the help at all. what I got is that.

    PS C:\Windows\system32> get-help about_CIMSession
    Name                              Category  Module                    Synopsis
    ----                              --------  ------                    --------
    about_CimSession                  HelpFile                            Describes a CimSession object and the differen...
    about_CIMSession                  HelpFile                            Describes a CimSession object and the differen...

    Version of PS is like below: (OS w7)

    Name                           Value
    ----                           -----
    PSVersion                      5.1.14409.1012
    PSEdition                      Desktop
    PSCompatibleVersions           {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
    BuildVersion                   10.0.14409.1012
    CLRVersion                     4.0.30319.42000
    WSManStackVersion              3.0
    PSRemotingProtocolVersion      2.3

    Can anybody can advise me how can I reach the help of the cim_Session, where there are two options with the same name, and no chances to differenciate the lower or upper case one ?
    Thank you!

  • #80113

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    I've not run across a case where two of those got installed. They're just text files, though, so you could open them manually to read them. I'm not sure if there's a disambiguation technique for about files.

  • #81431

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    Try this script: It should provide all possible help in a grid where you can do multiple select on topics, then you see each one in its own ShowWindow and then finally type in q and enter to quit, anything else will loop again. I use this to shoot off help to a separate process, no longer kludgy help -ShowWindow tied to your main window.

    Start-Process powershell {
    $AllHelp = @(Get-Help * | Select-Object -Property *);
    write-Host 'Press [q] and [Enter] when done'
    do {
    $AllHelp | Out-GridView -PassThru | ForEach-Object {Get-Help $_.Name -ShowWindow};
    $key = Read-Host;
    until ($key -eq 'q')

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