Hyper-V Program Manager
If you are evaluating the new Hyper-V PowerShell cmdlets in the Windows “8” beta – you may have noticed that the help is a bit bare. Here you can see what you get if you run “get-help” on the Set-VMDvdDrive cmdlet:
Just the parameter names and nothing else.
But there are two important things to know:
All you need to do is to open an administrative PowerShell prompt and run “update-help”. Here you can see the extra details that are available after running this command:
You can also get access to examples after doing this:
Personally, I find that I often look at the examples to remind myself how to use a specific cmdlet. What makes this a bit pathetic is that half the time I am looking up examples that I wrote myself :)
Thanks so much for this. After viewing a cmdlet's help I noticed it said "Get-Help cannot find the Help files for this cmdlet on this computer. It is displaying only partial help. -- To download and install Help files for the module that includes this cmdlet, use Update-Help".
But when I tried running Update-Help it said that it couldn't find that cmdlet. The trick as you mentioned was to run the Powershell Console as an Administrator, and then Update-Help worked as expected. Thanks a bunch!