Update-Help shouldn't require running as admin - by Stephen Owen

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Opened 3/12/2014 5:11:10 AM
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Hi all,

  I think that it is a constant annoyance having to update-help on new servers or workstations.  In my opinion, there is really no reason that Update-help should require me to relaunch Help as an admin user, as that requires launching a separate instance of the console.

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Posted by Sarah Dutkiewicz on 11/4/2015 at 11:00 AM
While this would be an awesome feature to have, I wonder how practical it would be to implement. Are the help files getting written somewhere where those administrative rights are necessary? Is there a way to ensure that wherever help files are getting deployed that the current user has proper access to it? I have a sneaking suspicion that permissions to access/write the help files to disk are why the administrative rights are needed.