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Get-Help cannot find PSScheduledJob module's About help topics by Aleksandar Nikolić


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Type: Bug
ID: 769194
Opened: 10/30/2012 1:36:01 PM
Access Restriction: Public
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Description

Even when you update Help files for PSScheduledJob module, Get-Help cannot find the About Help topics:

PS C:\> update-help -module PSScheduledjob -Force -Verbose
VERBOSE: Your connection has been redirected to the following URI: "http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/2/A/12A38A82-E0E5-4FC5-B8B6-391E51073D52/"
VERBOSE: PSScheduledJob: Updated C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\PSScheduledJob\en-US\about_Scheduled_Jobs.help.txt. Culture en-US Version 3.1.0.0
VERBOSE: PSScheduledJob: Updated C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\PSScheduledJob\en-US\about_Scheduled_Jobs_Advanced.help.txt. Culture en-US Version 3.1.0.0
VERBOSE: PSScheduledJob: Updated C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\PSScheduledJob\en-US\about_Scheduled_Jobs_Basics.help.txt. Culture en-US Version 3.1.0.0
VERBOSE: PSScheduledJob: Updated C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\PSScheduledJob\en-US\about_Scheduled_Jobs_Troubleshooting.help.txt. Culture en-US Version 3.1.0.0
VERBOSE: PSScheduledJob: Updated C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\PSScheduledJob\en-US\Microsoft.PowerShell.ScheduledJob.dll-help.xml. Culture en-US Version 3.1.0.0


PS C:\> Get-Help about_sch*
PS C:\>

The cause of this problem is the module auto-loading feature. You need to explicitly import PSScheduledJob module to make About topics discoverable.
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Posted by Aleksandar Nikolić on 10/30/2012 at 1:36 PM
PS C:\> import-module psscheduledjob

PS C:\> help about_sched*

Name                             Category Module                    Synopsis                                                                                                        
----                             -------- ------                    --------                                                                                                        
about_Scheduled_Jobs             HelpFile                            Describes scheduled jobs and explains how to use and manage                                                    
about_Scheduled_Jobs_Advanced     HelpFile                            Explains advanced scheduled job topics, including the file structure                                            
about_Scheduled_Jobs_Basics     HelpFile                            Explains how to create and manage scheduled jobs.                                                                
about_Scheduled_Jobs_Troublesh... HelpFile                            SHORT DESCRIPTION