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March 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm

Just a quick question I can't seem to find anywhere, but after installing a few newer modules and update-help, now when i use get-help -showwindow with ANY object/cmdlet I no longer get parameters in the window, I do still get that info, if i do -detailed or -full within Powershell. So the help file contains the information just no longer transfers it to the showwindow command. Is there a way to reset things or fix this issue? And yes I have confirmed I do not have parameters unchecked within the showwindow box.

Also I am updated to Powershell 5.0


March 15, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Hi Johnathan,

Any cmdlet? even:

 get-help new-item -ShowWindow

produces an empty help screen?

Or is it with, for example, Exchange related cmdlets?


March 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Well no, thats the thing, its not blank, it shows all other criteria, just not Parameters, which honestly is the main reason I discovered and like to use -showwindow instead of viewing from within the powershell window itself. Its very strange. Its only on my machine itself, if I do the exact same thing on another machine I have 5.0 on, it works as expected. Is there anywhere to clear the help and then just update it back? Or where would I even start with troubleshooting why it ONLY leaves out parameters when using -showwindow?

March 15, 2017 at 2:24 pm

.. checked it on my clients:

– W7 x64 Enterprise / PSVersion 5.0 -> same behaviour as you described it
– W10 x64 Enterprise / PSVersion 5.0 -> works as expected including parameters

So it seems to bee a bug.

March 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Yeah, I'm using W10 x64 enterprise/PSVersion 5.0. Oddly it worked before the upgrade to 5.0 so that makes sense its a bug. But seems to be a random one if it works on 10 for you...