Update-Help Not Working?

This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Daniel Krebs 8 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #64188

    Michael Powell
    Participant

    I keep getting errors whenever I tried using Update-Help, even in Administrators mode, Is there a way to fix it?

    Here's the error;

    Update-Help -Force
    Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'BitsTransfer' with UI culture(s) {en-US} : The value of the HelpInfoUri key in the module manifest must resolve to a container or root
    URL on a website where the help files are stored. The HelpInfoUri 'https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd819413.aspx' does not resolve to a container.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Update-Help -Force
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvalidHelpInfoUri,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

  • #64233

    Daniel Krebs
    Moderator

    Unfortunately, you can't fix it because the redirect of the Uri embedded in the shipped module points to the wrong location.

    Get-Module -ListAvailable -Name BitsTransfer | Select-Object -Property HelpInfoUri
    
    HelpInfoUri
    -----------
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=390756
    

    I think the best options are to report the problem via the Windows 10 Feedback Hub app and Windows Server UserVoice (https://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295047-general-feedback). The PowerShell team doesn't own this module because the Windows product group has developed it and ships it with Windows.

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