Getting offline help files RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am setting up a Windows 2016 server to software testing, and I want to use powershell to automate various tasks. This server is behind a firewall and internet access is impossible.

    I've found that help for various windows modules such as ADDSDeployment is not installed, and running update-help fails because I cannot go online.

    I've copied these files locally, 


    and then ran

    update-help -force -ea 0 -sourcepath c:\shared

    That completes without error, but still my get-help says it can't find the help files and I need to run update-help

    Any suggestions?

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:17 PM


All replies

  • Try running the update with the -Verbose parameter so that more output is given.

    I suppose you have already tried following a guide? Here's a good one

    Learn PowerShell                     Script Requests

    -Remember to mark the correct response as the answer-

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:24 PM
  • I followed the guide and was able to get the offline help. It's a bit annoying but at least it works now. Thx.

    Thursday, May 3, 2018 12:50 PM