The Microsoft Windows Management Framework RC release for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 includes the following components:
Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is the Microsoft implementation of WS-Management Protocol, a standard Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)–based, firewall-friendly protocol that allows hardware and operating systems from different vendors to interoperate.
The WS-Management protocol specification provides a common way for systems to access and exchange management information across an IT infrastructure.
Windows PowerShell 2.0
Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting language that is designed for system administration and automation. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell enables IT professionals and developers to control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.
Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is a service that transfers files between a client and a server. BITS provides a simple way to reliably and politely transfer files over HTTP or HTTPS. File downloads and file uploads are supported. Unlike other protocols that transfer files in the foreground, BITS transfers files in the background by default. Background transfers use only idle network bandwidth in an effort to preserve the user’s interactive experience with other network applications, such as Internet Explorer. Foregound (or normal) transfers are also supported. BITS 4.0 interoperates with BranchCache to provide P2P based file transfer.
Microsoft Windows Management Framework is designed for systems that need to use the new Windows Management features on downlevel platforms. The following system requirements and hardware requirements are necessary to install this release.
One of the following operating systems must be installed on the computer: