Non-Connected Computer Update-Help

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  • #14890

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    First off, I am using Don's PowerShell 3 2nd edition. At chapter 3. I have two machines that are not internet connected. Thought this would be easy. 🙁 I am running everything in Administrator and using ISE x64.

    I used this command on a connected computer that has a share (Everyone – Read, Modify)
    This command worked fine from what I saw with no errors.
    Save-Help –Force –DestinationPath \\CL-WIN830CC\PowerShellHelp

    Went to the non-connected machine and mapped a drive to the share.
    I used this command next
    update-Help –Force –sourcePath \\CL-WIN830CC\PowerShellHelp
    Fails after some files copying with a specific error. I also tried a few different parameters but still same error. Please see attachment. I ended up just connecting one machine to the internet and did the basic update-help and the machine is updated but I have more non-connected machines. Any help would be great!

  • #14891

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    I am not sure if anyone can see the attachment so here is an image of the error.
    Thanks again
    update-help error

  • #14892

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    Well I can see I am going to have user issues posting images.
    Here is the text of the error.

    PS C:\Users\Administrator> update-help -force -sourcepath \\cl-win830cc\powershellhelp
    update-help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'BestPractices, IscsiTarget, NFS, RemoteDesktop, ServerCore, ServerManager,
    ServerManagerTasks, SoftwareInventoryLogging, UserAccessLogging, Whea' with UI culture(s) {en-US} : Unable to retrieve the HelpInfo
    XML file for UI culture en-US. Make sure the HelpInfoUri property in the module manifest is valid or check your network connection
    and then try the command again.
    At line:1 char:1
    + update-help -force -sourcepath \\cl-win830cc\powershellhelp
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ResourceUnavailable: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnableToRetrieveHelpInfoXml,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

    Again great thanks

  • #15141

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    We have the same issue and would hope someone can point us to a downloadable file we can then bring across to our offline server to then Update our PS4 help.

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