masi masi - 3 months ago 16
PowerShell Question

Get-Help about* doesn't work on non-English system

I'm using the German PS version and I'm trying
to display the about topics of powershell v. 3.0 using the command

Get-Help about_*


This seems to be the right command to list the topics. Also I updated the PS help using

Update-Help


CMDlet, just in case the about topics would be missing. Anyway: the Get-Help cmdlet processes and returns: nothing. Using
fl
to format the output or saving the output to a variable didn't help, the about topics are not found at all. However, in general the wildcard seems to work. Running

get-help get-*


works like a charm.
Any Ideas?

Answer

update-help is not "localised", so use this : Update-Help -UICulture "en-us" you should now see the .txt files

you can check here for a modified get-help function that allow you to specify the culture to use : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverpowershell/thread/6cb7fb10-f80e-41fc-bee7-6adda66f311a