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Set the default source path for Update-Help

This policy setting allows you to set the default value of the SourcePath parameter on the Update-Help cmdlet. If you enable this policy setting the Update-Help cmdlet will use the specified value as the default value for the SourcePath parameter. This default value can be overridden by specifying a different value with the SourcePath parameter on the Update-Help cmdlet. If this policy setting is disabled or not configured this policy setting does not set a default value for the SourcePath parameter of the Update-Help cmdlet. Note: This policy setting exists under both Computer Configuration and User Configuration in the Group Policy Editor. The Computer Configuration policy setting takes precedence over the User Configuration policy setting.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> PowerShell -> UpdatableHelp # EnableUpdateHelpDefaultSourcePath; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> PowerShell -> UpdatableHelp # DefaultSourcePath

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows PowerShell

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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