Windows Management Framework is here!

Windows Management Framework is here!

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Windows Management Framework, which includes Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0, was officially released to the world this morning. By providing a consistent management interface across the various flavors of Windows, we are making our platform that much more attractive to deploy. IT Professionals can now easily manage their Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 machines through PowerShell remoting – that’s a huge win!

You can download the packages here:


Lee Holmes [MSFT]

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  • Thanks for the information Marco. I just wanted to make sure it was supposed to be doing that. ;)

  • @Intekhab Choudhur

    We LISTENED to you (we just didn't agree). :-)


  • Fantastic!

    Any word on when can we get the 2.0 SDK?  I want to write some code that uses RunspacePools, remoting, etc... why should the scripters have all the fun? :)

  • Congratulations to the PowerShell team and everyone who's been waiting for v2 release for quite a while now.

    When's v3 CTP planned ;)?

  • Firstly a big thank you to the PowerShell team, great release!

    Can anyone tell me if this release will be distributed via Windows Update/WSUS like PowerShell 1.0?

  • @tom

    It is part of the Windows7 SDK.


    Enjoy V2.


    That will take a while.  More than weeks, less than months.


  • Is there a need to uninstall PowerShell 1.0 via Windows Updates before installing Windows Management Framework? Or can I just install over? Can anyone from MS comment?

  • winrm e wmi/root/MSFC_FCAdapterHBAAttributes

    This does not work with winrm. I am on windows 2003 and fcinfo is installed. Any clue on what might be wrong?

  • Thanks! I've just installed WinMgt Framework on W2K8 Standard (mostly for Powershell v2.) Is it possible to use the ServerManager cmdlet from W2K8 R2 on W2K8? Can I just copy the module/folder over?

  • I am having problem installing on my windows server 2003 machines?

    What do I do?

  • The installer didn't create any Start Menu shortcuts. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but it still didn't. I tried it on a second machine, but it didn't install any shortcuts there either.

  • D'oh! I found the Start Menu shortcuts - they're in the Accessories group now.

  • @Derek Thanks!

  • Where is the installer for Windows XP 64-bit SP2?  Can I subtitute the Windows Server 2003 64-bit installer?

  • Try to install  Windows6.0-KB968930-x64.msu  on my Vista 64-bit - got following message : "Update doeson apply for your system "

    I have - Vista Enterprise SP2 64-bit..... Any   ideas ?

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