Helpctr

Starts Help and Support Center. Used without parameters, helpctr displays the Help and Support Center home page.

Syntax

helpctr [/url [URL]] [/mode [URL]] [/hidden] [/fromstarthelp]

Parameters

/url [URL] : Specifies the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that you want to display within Help and Support Center.

/mode [URL] : Specifies an Extensible Markup Language (XML) Definition file that complies with the Launch_Description.dtd schema, which controls the context, layout and content of Help and Support Center.

/hidden : Starts Help and Support Center without displaying the user interface. This command can load a topic. You use this command for remotely administered script execution.

/fromstarthelp : Starts a new instance of Help and Support Center.

/? : Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

Using URL 

When you use /url or /mode, you can use quotation marks around the URL (that is, "URL"). If a space exists within URL, replace it by typing %20 (that is, "URL%20Address").

Examples

To start a Remote Assistance Session with a .msrincident file, type:

HelpCtr /mode "hcp://CN=Microsoft%20Corporation,L=Redmond,S=Washington,C=US/Remote%20Assistance/RAClientLayout.xml" /url "hcp://CN=Microsoft%20Corporation,L=Redmond,S=Washington,C=US/Remote%20Assistance/Interaction/Client/rctoolScreen1.htm?IncidentFile=rahelp.msrincident"

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