Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) 'WindowsUpdateProvider'

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  • dreivilo47
    dreivilo47
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    #610782

    When I use “Update-Help -Force” (as Administrator), I receive an error:

     

    Update-Help : Failed to update Help for the module(s) ‘WindowsUpdateProvider’ with UI culture(s) {nl-NL} : Unable to retrieve the HelpInfo XML file f
    or UI culture nl-NL. Make sure the HelpInfoUri property in the module manifest is valid or check your network connection and then try the command aga
    in.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Update-Help -Force
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ResourceUnavailable: (:) [Update-Help], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnableToRetrieveHelpInfoXml,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.UpdateHelpCommand

     

    How to solve this?

    Blood
    Blood
    Moderator
    #610799

    Looks like this error message is usually transient. Try again later. If it still fails, check your network/Internet connectivity.

    dreivilo47
    dreivilo47
    Participant
    #611031

    I tried it again later.
    My network/Internet connectivity is normal.
    Same error when I use “Update-Help -Force” (as Administrator).

    Blood
    Blood
    Moderator
    #611045

    Did it work beforehand? If this is the first time you used it have you ensured your firewall is not blocking powershell.exe?

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    wullieb1
    Moderator
    #611159

    Safe to ignore this one.Every system i have ever worked on fails at this one as well.

    To get passed it and update everything use the following command to update help, FYI i have this in my PowerShell profile so each time it opens it updates the help files so i don’t have to remember to do it :)

    Update-Help -Verbose -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

    • This reply was modified 12 months ago by Avatar wullieb1.
    dreivilo47
    dreivilo47
    Participant
    #612041

    Sorry for the late reply Blood, I was very busy the last days.
    I can’t remember it worked beforehand, sorry for that.
    I have used it more than once.
    My firewall is not blocking “powershell.exe”.

    dreivilo47
    dreivilo47
    Participant
    #612042

    Sorry for the late reply wullieb1, I was very busy the last days.
    Thank you for the information that I can ignore this one and thank you for the solution.
    A PowerShell profile in your console or in your ISE or both?

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    wullieb1
    Moderator
    #612049

    I have it on my console profile.

    dreivilo47
    dreivilo47
    Participant
    #612055

    Thank you wullieb1.  Happy Holidays (to all)!

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