SharePoint 2013

Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Installs the provided Help site collection files in the current farm.

Install-SPHelpCollection -LiteralPath <String> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
Install-SPHelpCollection -All <SwitchParameter> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]

This cmdlet contains more than one parameter set. You may only use parameters from one parameter set, and you may not combine parameters from different parameter sets. For more information about how to use parameter sets, see Cmdlet Parameter Sets.

The Install-SPHelpCollection cmdlet installs the Help site collection files for SharePoint 2010 Products in the current farm. Use the LiteralPath parameter to install specific custom Help collection files. If the LiteralPath parameter is not specified, all available Help in the Help site collection is installed and existing Help collection files are overwritten.

SharePoint Management Shell


Parameter Required Type Description




If the LiteralPath parameter is not specified, specifies that all Help Collection CABs under %Program Files%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\HCCab\<LCID> in the Help site collection are installed, and existing Help collections are overwritten.




Specifies the exact path to a specific custom Help file in the Help site collection cab file.

The type must be a valid path in either of the following forms:

- C:\folder_name

- \\server_name\folder_name




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.


Install-SPHelpCollection -LiteralPath 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\HCCab\1033\' 

This example installs the specified help collection in the current farm.