Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview May 2014 is now available

Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview May 2014 is now available

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We’re excited to announce Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview May 2014, a new package publicizing new and exciting management technologies, is now available for download on Download Center!

This version of the preview includes everything in the Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview that was released in April of 2014 and a new module called PowerShellGet.


This new package installs exclusively on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.  If WMF 5.0 Preview (April 2014) is already installed on the machine, WMF 5.0 Preview (April 2014) must be uninstalled in order to install WMF 5.0 Preview May 2014.



PowerShellGet is a new way to discover, install, and update PowerShell Modules.  New in WMF 5.0 Preview May 2014, PowerShellGet contains a set of cmdlets that enable users to interact with an online module gallery.


Instead of having to search through CodePlex, GitHub, various blogs, and TechNet Script Center for all the PowerShell Modules you want, you can use Find-Module to search through an online Gallery:


PS C:\windows\system32> Find-Module


Version         Name                                     DateUpdated               Description

-------         ----                                     -----------               -----------         AutoVars                                 5/12/2014 2:37:19 PM      Allows f...

6.0             ConversionModule                         5/6/2014 2:34:14 PM       a module...

1.0             EWS                                      5/11/2014 11:20:17 AM     Module t...

1.0             GenericMethods                           5/8/2014 10:53:45 AM      The Invo...         HardwareManagement                       5/13/2014 1:28:11 PM      Out-of-b...

1.1             IEFavorites                              5/13/2014 7:30:05 PM      Used to ...

1.0             InlineMailAttachments                    5/8/2014 10:33:11 AM      This mod...         ISEGit                                   5/11/2014 11:48:48 AM     Module t...

3.0             LocalUserManagement                      5/12/2014 2:17:19 PM      a module...         LockObject                               5/13/2014 5:41:05 PM      Lock-Obj...         MyDefaults                               5/7/2014 12:47:21 PM      Sets and...

1.4             myModule                                 5/8/2014 10:18:33 AM      My Power...

1.0             PoshInternals                            5/7/2014 5:56:43 AM       Collecti...

2.2.1           PoshWSUS                                 5/6/2014 7:48:49 PM       PowerShe...

1.2             PowerShellCookbook                       5/14/2014 11:02:23 AM     Sample s...



Installing a module from the Gallery is a simple one liner.  You won’t need to understand (or explain) $env:PSModulePath to your coworkers again:


C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0> Install-Module PowerShellCookbook -Scope CurrentUser -Verbose

VERBOSE: The specified module will be installed in 'C:\Users\joslack\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules'.

VERBOSE: GET with 0-byte payload

VERBOSE: received 160-byte response of content type text/html; charset=utf-8

VERBOSE: Found module 'PowerShellCookbook' with version '1.2'.

VERBOSE: Loading module from path 'C:\Users\joslack\AppData\Local\Temp\411069568\PowerShellCookbook\PowerShellCookbook.psm1'.

VERBOSE: Performing the operation "Install-Module" on target "Version '1.2' of module 'PowerShellCookbook'".

VERBOSE: Module 'PowerShellCookbook' was installed successfully.


Updating your modules is even easier – just run the Update-Module command.  Checking for updates through your web browser will be a thing of the past.  You can check which modules will be updated with the -Whatif parameter:


C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0> Update-Module -WhatIf

What if: Performing the operation "Update-Module" on target "Version '' of module 'PSReadLine', updating to version ''".

What if: Performing the operation "Update-Module" on target "Version '1.0' of module 'xDatabase', updating to version '1.1'".

What if: Performing the operation "Update-Module" on target "Version '0.2.7' of module 'xJea', updating to version '0.2.16'".


To sum up, you can:

·         Discover modules from the gallery using the Find-Module command

·         Install module from the gallery using the Install-Module command

·         Update installed modules by using the Update-Module command 


For more details, look through the PowerShellGet help:


C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0> Update-Help -Module PowerShellGet


C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0> Get-Help Update-Module






    Downloads and installs the newest version of specified modules from an online gallery to the local computer.




    Update-Module [[-Name] <String[]>] [-Confirm] [-Force] [-RequiredVersion <Version>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]



Other Improvements


For additional information about the NetworkSwitch and OneGet cmdlets introduced in the April Preview, we recommend checking Jeffrey Snover’s blog post about the WMF 5.0 Preview released in April.


We’re excited to provide this new iteration of WMF to you all, and we’re happy to hear any and all feedback that you may have.

As usual, our main avenue of feedback is Connect:


On behalf of everyone contributing to WMF, we hope you enjoy this Preview release.



John Lisco

PowerShell Program Manager



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  • This is one of the most exciting feature for me!

    Whow, great, and long awaited!

    Where is the Repository that is used by default?

    How can I host create an own custom Repository?

    Are Webservice and SMB-Share Repositories usable?

    Is it the same Webservice Technic like OneGet (Chocolatay) !?

    To Setup a DSC Webservice, there is an Rescource to easy install such a Webservice.

    Will there be a similar or an easier way to setup a Webservice repository for OneGet and/or PowerShellGet (with one Command)?

    Greets Peter Kriegel

    Founder member of the European, German speaking, Windows PowerShell Community


  • Is there any chance PowerShellGet will be released as Open Source like OneGet?

  • What OSes will PS5.0 ultimately support?

  • Amazing!!! Great Work guys! Exciting indeed!

  • Great stuff!

    Is there the possibility to create a "private" repository maybe on a shared drive?

    I would like to create a source internal to my company, maybe through a shared folder, to contain our domain specific cmdlets.

  • @Francesco - I think this might help you get setup with an internal repository:

  • @Steven

    Thanks, I had missed that post but that's exactly what I needed!

  • It would not install on my machine until the  "en-us" (US English) language pack was installed (I only had en-au)

  • Good day!

    Already much time has passed since the release of the preview version of PowerShell 5, but on the final assembly, while it is not audible. When it is expected?

  • Guys, the My Documents folder is not your place to put any stuff you like. Put it in AppData. A PowerShell module is NOT a document, and certainly not 'My Document'!

  • I am getting started with this, and I have a question about the installation.

    I notice the installer is a Windows Update, and it get's installed as "Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview September 2014 (KB2969050)" in the list of Windows Updates. Will the KB for the final release be the same? Will installing that replace the entry in the updates list? Or do I have to uninstall the preview release before installing a final release? Or will the final release not be distributed as a Windows Update?

    Thank you!

  • Hi John,

    I just going to test powershellget on my 2012 Server. I am excited exploring it.

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