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  • Blog Post: Windows Management Framework RC available on XP and Server 2003

    Following on the heels of the public release of the Microsoft Windows Management Framework RC for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 last month, we are pleased to announce the public availability of WinRM 2.0 and Windows PowerShell 2.0 on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003! https://connect.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: BITS Compact Server & WMI provider

    BITS Compact Server is a simple and secure HTTP / HTTPS server. BITS Compact Server exposes COM API for configuration. It can also be configured through a WMI provider. Features: 1. HTTP / HTTPS file server, for ad-hoc file hosting. It is not intended to be an internet facing server. 2. Independent...
  • Blog Post: Windows Management Framework RC release for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

    The Microsoft Windows Management Framework RC release for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 includes the following components: WinRM 2.0 Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is the Microsoft implementation of WS-Management Protocol , a standard Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)–based, firewall...
  • Blog Post: What's New in WinRM for Windows 7

    Topic Description WinRM Client Shell API The WinRM Client Shell application programming interface (API) provides functionality to create and manage shells and shell operations, commands, and data streams on remote computers. WinRM Plugin API The WinRM Plug-in API provides...
  • Blog Post: BITS FileTransfer cmdlets are now known as BitsTransfer cmdlets!

    If you have been using BITS PowerShell cmdlets since the Windows 7 beta and are currently running the Windows 7 RC, then you will likely have had some trouble finding the BITS cmdlets in the RC. Fear not, the BITS PowerShell cmdlets are now known as the BitsTransfer cmdlets. For updates, refer to...
  • Blog Post: WMI Feature Announcement

    Changes were made to Windows platforms to help provide more security for the WMI provider host process (wmiprvse.exe). These changes introduce three new group policies and two running modes for the WMI shared host, which are called secure and compatible. These new registry keys and host provider running...
  • Blog Post: Have you started using the new WMI cmdlets?

    Some resources to help you get started with new Powershell cmdlets for WMI - Get-WMIObject enhancements, Invoke-WMIObject, Remove-WMIObject, Set-WMIInstance WMI Event monitoring Kapil Mathur [MSFT]
  • Blog Post: Introducing BITS PowerShell Cmdlets!

    UPDATE: BITS PowerShell cmdlets has gone through some changes between Win7 beta and Win7 RC. This posting has been updated accordingly. ---- The BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) team is happy to announce the release of BITS PowerShell cmdlets in Windows 7! BITS PowerShell cmdlets...
  • Blog Post: Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)

    BITS is Earth’s most widely used file transfer service, with more than 600 million unique users across the planet. It has shipped “in the box” since Windows XP and is used by numerous applications for large file transfers. Both uploads and downloads are supported. Its resilience is validated everyday...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Windows Management Infrastructure Blog

    Vision and Mission To provide IT Professionals, Management Solution Providers, Hosted Service providers and Developers visibility into feature ideas, opinions and solutions from the Windows Management Platform team. To empower IT Professionals with ideas/tools that will help with Data Center automation...
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