Install-WUUpdates but where is the help? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Ok so since 1709 there are some WindowsUpdate related cmdlets, but no documentation!?
    Has anyone insight to this cmdlets or can provide help?

    updating the help results in :

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Update-Help -Module WindowsUpdateProvider
    Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'WindowsUpdateProvider' 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 -Module WindowsUpdateProvider
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : ResourceUnavailable: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnableToRetrieveHelpInfoXml,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

    Monday, October 1, 2018 11:03 AM

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  • There is no such module as "WindowsUpdateProvider" in any version of PowerShell.


    Monday, October 1, 2018 12:37 PM
  • PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-Command -Module WindowsUpdateProvider

    CommandType     Name                                               Version    Source
    -----------     ----                                               -------    ------
    Function        Get-WUAVersion                               WindowsUpdateProvider
    Function        Get-WUIsPendingReboot                        WindowsUpdateProvider
    Function        Get-WULastInstallationDate                   WindowsUpdateProvider
    Function        Get-WULastScanSuccessDate                    WindowsUpdateProvider
    Function        Install-WUUpdates                            WindowsUpdateProvider
    Function        Start-WUScan                                 WindowsUpdateProvider
    Monday, October 1, 2018 12:39 PM
  • Sorry. Yes that module does not have updateable help or MS has lost the link for it as they have on many modules.

    See: https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/windows-powershell-docs/issues/139


    Monday, October 1, 2018 12:49 PM