Get-Help -online doesn't work for some topics - by sba

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ID 781697 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 1
Opened 3/19/2013 10:50:34 AM
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This should speak for itself:

PS > get-help about_switch -online
get-help : The online version of this Help topic cannot be displayed because the Internet address (URI) of the Help topic is not specified in the 
command code or in the help file for the command.
At line:1 char:1
+ get-help about_switch -online
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Get-Help], PSInvalidOperationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvalidOperation,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetHelpCommand
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Posted by Bryan Lockwood on 5/25/2014 at 5:14 PM
Why would there be no support for -Online viewing of about_topic items? Seems inconsistent to me ... and if anything should have consistency throughout, it's the help system.
Posted by J Stangroome on 7/22/2013 at 4:51 PM
Let this be a request to enable -Online support for about_ help topics.
Posted by Dan [MSFT] on 4/12/2013 at 12:25 PM
-Online only works for cmdlets. Also, not all cmdlets support -Online. Support is added on a per-cmdlet basis. However, we are trying to add -Online support for more cmdlets over time.
Posted by Aleksandar Nikolić on 3/20/2013 at 2:20 PM
-Online switch is only supported for cmdlet help topics, not for about_ help topics.