SQL Server – v2014 – Help – Error Message – “No Content was found on your computer”

Background

Trying to access Help for my installed SQL Server v2014, but No Go!

 

Error Message

Image

Textual

No Content was found on your computer

 

Remediation

Outline

  1. Launch “Microsoft SQL Server 2014” \ “Documentation & Community” \ “SQL Server Documentation

 

From Start Menu, Launch SQL Server Documentation

 

Help Library Manager

The “Help Library Manager” window appears….

 

We are given the following options:

  1. Choose online or local help
  2. Check for updates online
  3. Install content from online
  4. Install content from disk

 

Install Content From Disk

Did not work…

We chose to install from disk…

Install Content From Disk – Location of help media

Unfortunately, we were unable to find local sources.

 

Install Content From Online

Worked

Install Content From Online – “SQL Server 2014”

Navigate to “SQL Server 2014

 

Install Content From Online – “Update Pending”

Chose all entries under “SQL Server 2014

 

Install Content From Online – “Updating Local Library”

Updating Local Library…

 

Install Content From Online – “Updating Local Library – Finished updating”

Completed Local Library update.

 

Things should now work

Other Errors

Error #1 – “Can’t find the help viewer 2.0 executable”

Error Message

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Textual

Title :- can’t find the help viewer 2.0 executable
Message :- There was a problem sending the command to the program.

 

Remediation

Outline

  1. Access “Control Panel” \ “Programs and Features”
  2. Select “Microsoft Help Viewer 1.1
    • Right click on your selection
    • And, from the drop-down menu choose the Repair option

Programs and Features

Maintenance Mode

Repaired

 

Crediting

Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP

SQL Server > Transact SQL > Finally! T-SQL Reference for SQL 2014 available for download!
Link

References

  1. msdn
    • Finally! T-SQL Reference for SQL 2014 available for download!
      Link

 

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