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Summary: Learn how to create a floating window for your Windows PowerShell Help.
How can I open Windows PowerShell 3.0 Help in a new window without tying up my Windows PowerShell console?
Use the –ShowWindow parameter with Get-Help, as shown here.
help Get-DhcpServerInDC -ShowWindow
@K_Schulte thank you. I like using this technique because often when I am working at the PowerShell console I need to refer to the syntax of a cmdlet. Having it open in a floating window is a great option. In PowerShell 2, I used to open two PowerShell consoles -- one to search help, and one to build my commands. Now I do not need to do that.
Hmm, this is kewl... I've been using the -online to pull it up in a browser window for that very purpose (not to clutter my console)
I'm using powershell v2 and when I type "get-help Get-DhcpServerInDC -ShowWindow" I get the following error.
Get-Help : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'ShowWindow'.
At line:1 char:40
+ get-help Get-DhcpServerInDC -ShowWindow <<<<
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Get-Help], ParameterBindingException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetHe
it could be very possible that the -showwindow is only for v3 of powershell. I wouldn't worry about it too much just upgrade. check out this link social.technet.microsoft.com/.../upgrading-powershell-v2-to-powershell-v3-on-windows-7-64bit