Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview April 2015 (RTM version: http://aka.ms/wmf5download)

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WMF 5.0 RTM has been released. Please download the RTM version from http://aka.ms/wmf5download.
  • Version:

    1.0

    File Name:

    Windows Managment Framework 5.0 Preview April 2015 Release Notes.docx

    Date Published:

    4/28/2016

    File Size:

    1.0 MB

      This release includes new features and functionality in Windows Management Framework 5.0, including the following:
      • Windows PowerShell 5.0
      • Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment
      • Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration
      • Network Switch Cmdlets
      • Package Management
      • Software Inventory Logging
      Your feedback about Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview April 2015 is valuable to us; we invite you to provide feedback at all times. For important information about changes in behavior from Windows PowerShell 4.0, and a list of known issues with this release, be sure to read the WMF 5.0 Preview April 2015 release notes that are available for download with this package. You can log bugs and suggestions by using the Microsoft Connect website.

      Windows Management Framework 5.0 makes updated management functionality available for installation on Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

        • Windows Server 2012 R2
        • Windows 8.1 Pro
        • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
        • Windows Server 2012
        • Windows 7 SP1
        • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

      **IMPORTANT**
      Systems that are running the following server applications should not run Windows Management Framework 5.0 at this time.
      • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (not including SP1)
      • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard


      WMF 5.0 requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5. You can install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 from the Microsoft Download Center.

    • Instructions To prepare for installation of Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview April 2015:
      1. Download the correct package for your operating system and architecture. The following architectures are supported.
        • Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 Pro, and Windows 8.1 Enterprise
          • x64: WindowsBlue-KB3055381-x64.msu
          • x86: WindowsBlue-KB3055381-x86.msu
        • Windows Server 2012
          • x64: Windows8-KB3055377-x64.msu
        • Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2
          • x64: Windows6.1-KB2908075-x64.msu
          • x86: Windows6.1-KB2908075-x86.msu
      2. Close all Windows PowerShell windows.

      To install WMF 5.0 Preview April 2015 from Windows Explorer (or File Explorer in Windows Server 2012 R2)
      1. Navigate to the folder into which you downloaded the MSU file.
      2. Double-click the MSU to run it.

      To install WMF 5.0 Preview April 2015 by using Command Prompt
      1. After you have downloaded the correct package for your computer's architecture, open a Command Prompt window with elevated user rights (Run as Administrator). On the Server Core installation options of Windows Server 2012 R2, Command Prompt opens with elevated user rights by default.
      2. Change directories to the folder into which you have downloaded or copied the WMF 5.0 installation package.
      3. Run one of the following commands.
        • On x64-based computers that are running Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, or Windows Server 2012 R2 run WindowsBlue-KB3055381-x64.msu /quiet.
        • On x86-based computers that are running Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, or Windows Server 2012 R2 run WindowsBlue-KB3055381-x86.msu /quiet.
        • On x64-based computers that are running Windows Server 2012 run Windows8-KB3055377-x64.msu /quiet.
        • On x64-based computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 run Windows6.1-KB2908075-x64.msu /quiet.
        • On x86-based computers that are running Windows 7 SP1 Windows6.1-KB2908075-x86.msu /quiet.

      For information about troubleshooting the installation, see the WMF 5.0 Release Notes.

      To uninstall Windows Management Framework 5.0:
      • In Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features\Uninstall a program, locate and then uninstall the following installed Windows Update:
        • Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview April 2015 (KB3055381 or KB3055377 or KB2908075)
    • This software is a prerelease version. Features and behavior are likely to change before the final release.

      This preview release lets you explore new features and functionality in Windows Management Framework 5.0 Preview, and provide feedback before features are finalized.

      Be sure to download and read the WMF 5.0 Preview Release Notes for important information about changes in behavior from Windows PowerShell 5.0, and a list of known issues with this release.

      You can log bugs and suggestions by using the Microsoft Connect website.