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Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise 

Returns Help collection files.

Get-SPHelpCollection [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-Name <String>]


Parameter Required Type Description




Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.


When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.




Specifies the name of the Help collection files to get.

The type must be a valid name of a Help collection folder; for example, HelpDocs1.

Detailed Description

The Get-SPHelpCollection cmdlet reads the specified Help collection files. If the Name parameter is not specified, this cmdlet returns all installed Help collection files.

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This example gets all installed Help collection files.

Change History

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July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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