Getting Help on a Powershell Command:Get-Help

To obtain a list of help topics available in Powershell use the Get-Help command:

Get-Help *

Need help on a service?

Get-Help Get-Service

Need examples of the commandlet?

Get-Help Get-Service -Examples
(this command will work only if all help files for the cmdlet are installed on the computer. Otherwise Powershell will prompt to initiate Update-Help.

To access help for Powershell Commands online:

Get-Help commandlet-name Online

Get-Help Get-Service Online

a browser windows will open with the help