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September 6, 2018 at 10:23 am

Hello

I have  5.1.17134.228 PowerShell Version.

I installed RSAT on my computer (Windows 10 Pro) but I'm missing help file about_ActiveDirectory_Filter:

PS C:\> Get-Help *about_act*

Name                              Category  Module                    Synopsis
—-                              ——–  ——                    ——–
about_ActivityCommonParameters    HelpFile                            Describes the parameters that Windows PowerShell
about_ActivityCommonParameters    HelpFile                            Describes the parameters that Windows PowerShell

I did Update-Help -Module ActiveDirectory -Force but it didnt' help.

September 6, 2018 at 11:49 am

Digging deeper i found out that after RSAT installation you are missing help files in C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\ActiveDirectory\en-US

Directory in Wndows Server 2012:


Mode                LastWriteTime         Length Name
—-                ————-         —— —-
-a—-       10/23/2014   9:50 AM           3335 about_ActiveDirectory.help.txt
-a—-       10/23/2014   9:49 AM          14439 about_ActiveDirectory_Filter.help.txt
-a—-       10/23/2014   9:54 AM           6379 about_ActiveDirectory_Identity.help.txt
-a—-       10/23/2014   9:53 AM          34671 about_ActiveDirectory_ObjectModel.help.txt
-a—-       11/14/2013   8:12 AM           2560 ActiveDirectoryPowerShellResources.dll.mui
-a—-         7/9/2014  10:19 AM        4797085 Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.dll-help.xml

Directory in Windows 10 after RSAT installation:


Mode                LastWriteTime         Length Name
—-                ————-         —— —-
-a—-        10/8/2016   6:53 AM           3072 ActiveDirectoryPowerShellResources.dll.mui
-a—-       10/29/2013   1:56 PM        5601969 Microsoft.ActiveDirectory.Management.dll-help.xml

I copied missing help files from Windows Server 2012 to Windows 10 and now it works.

September 6, 2018 at 5:37 pm

The proper way to do this is.

You have to download and install the RSAT tools for whatever client version of Windows you are running.

Win 7

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7887

Win 8

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39296

Win 10

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45520

Or just use implicit PSRemoting to any DC and proxy the cmdlets to your PS session.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff720181.aspx

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2013/09/08/remoting-the-implicit-way

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2011/10/04/use-powershell-active-directory-cmdlets-without-installing-any-software

You still need to run this as an administrator at least once..

Update-Help -Force

Actually, this command you should set to run on a regular basis, via a scheduled task, just so you don't have to think about it. Personally, my task runs weekly.

September 7, 2018 at 5:21 am

If You look at my first post i did exactly what suppose to be a proper way:

1. Install RSAT

2. Update-Help – Force

It did put activedirectory help files in my system but without about help files.