Windows Management Framework 3.0 Available for Download

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We hope that you’ve been enjoying all of the great new Windows PowerShell 3.0 features in Windows Server 2012. We wanted to make sure that everyone knows the final release of Windows Management Framework 3.0 is also available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.

Windows Management Framework 3.0 makes much of the same great management functionality from Windows Server 2012 available to earlier versions of Windows. Windows Management Framework 3.0 allows you to install Windows PowerShell 3.0 (including a new version of WMI and WinRM) on the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (64-bit only, includes Server Core) 
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (32-bit & 64-bit)


Note: You must uninstall any of the pre-release packages of Windows Management Framework prior to installing the final release.


Travis Jones [MSFT]
Program Manager – Windows PowerShell
Microsoft Corporation

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  • Would be great to have the larger list of modules available in Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 included in an update to the 3.0 Management Pack.  I, too, was surprised to not have access to them in Windows Server 2008 R2 after installing PowerShell 3.0.

  • Hello Bessie,

    You can install Windows6.0 on Server 2008 and Windows Vista,

    Windows6.1 must be used in Server 2012 and Windows 7

    If you are running 64 bit OS, you have to use x64,

    x86 packages are designes for 32 bit OS.

  • I have win7 64 bit box, can I install powershell 3.0 version on my box. If yes please help me with he url to download.

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Windows Management Framework 3.0 Available for Download