Windows PowerShell 2.0 on Windows Update

Windows PowerShell 2.0 on Windows Update

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Today, we released Windows PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM 2.0 for pre-Windows 7 operating systems on Windows Update. This non-security, optional update is designed for Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2, and Windows XP SP3.

Windows PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM 2.0 are also available as part of  the Windows Management Framework (WMF) Core Package on the  Microsoft Download Center and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

The WMF Core Package available on the Microsoft Download Center and the Windows Update release contain the same binaries of the products, so you can now download them from either source. Because Windows PowerShell 2.0 is in-place upgrade to Windows PowerShell 1.0, we will no longer be offering Windows PowerShell 1.0 on Windows Update.

Windows PowerShell 2.0 appears as an option in a Windows Update scan only if the computer meets the following conditions.

  • The computer has at least Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP1
  • The computer does not have a non-RTM (CTP, Beta, RCs etc.) release of Windows PowerShell. (Windows PowerShell 1.0 RTM can be installed.)

Hemant Mahawar [MSFT]
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  • Is it possible that the people that decide what's important or not do not recognize that there are users other than programmers and administrators?

    Could you please explain WHY(!) an internet mainly user would need this IMPORTANT(?) update?

  • Cannot install the Windows PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM 2.0 for Windows Vista! Error 0x8024200D. Have tried emails back and forth with help...what's up? Do I really need this. I don't pretend to know computers...I just want to turn it on and use it.

  • Does PowerShell 2.0 upgrade require a reboot in Windows Server 2003 SP2?

  • Good Information

  • guess I'm late to the party, thanks

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