I am unable to get output when I run help... in Powershell version 2.0. Server 2K8R2 SP1. Get-Help... works as expected.

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    Do you get any output if you type (dir function:\help).definition at the PS prompt? – Karan Apr 12 '13 at 19:24
  • Yes. I get the .forwardhelptargetname and .forwardhelpcategory along with the parameters. – winarm Apr 12 '13 at 21:02
  • That's weird. Since the function seems to be present I've no idea why the help command is not working. – Karan Apr 12 '13 at 21:09
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    Try Get-Command help and see if there are no aliases defined. Also - try to run PowerShell without profile (powershell.exe -noprofile) and check if same behavior is visible also there. – BartekB Apr 14 '13 at 9:14
  • It works now. The server was not restarted, so there is nothing that changed over the weekend; uptime is 27 days. The get-command shows the function and application CommandType. Everything works as it should. Weird. Thanks for the suggestions. – winarm Apr 15 '13 at 13:44

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