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How-To: Update Help

Windows PowerShell provides the ability to update help information for individual PowerShell modules using the Update-Help cmdlet. The Update-Help cmdlet connects to the URL that is specified in the Module Manifest to download the latest help files for the PowerShell SDK. The PowerShell SDK supports this method of updating help. Before updating help for any PowerShell modules be sure to start a Windows PowerShell console using Run as Administrator. When updating PowerShell modules help there are files that will be downloaded and need to be written to their appropriate locations and Administrator privileges are required to perform this action. 

Example of running Update-Help:

As mentioned earlier if the Windows PowerShell console is not started with Run as Administrator the below error will be encountered when attempting to use Update-Help