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INTRODUCTION

This article describes the Windows Management Framework on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. The Windows Management Framework includes the following:
  • Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 4.0

More information

Windows Management Framework makes some updated management functionality in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 available to be installed on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. Windows Management Framework contains Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0, Windows PowerShell 2.0, and Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 4.0.

WinRM 2.0

WinRM is the Microsoft implementation of WS-Management Protocol, a standard Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)–based, firewall-friendly protocol that allows for 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.

WinRM 2.0 includes the following new features:
  • The WinRM Client Shell API provides functionality to create and manage shells and shell operations, commands, and data streams on remote computers.
  • The WinRM Plug-in API provides functionality that enables a user to write plug-ins by implementing certain APIs for supported resources and operations.
  • WinRM 2.0 introduces a hosting framework. Two hosting models are supported. One is Internet Information Services (IIS)-based and the other is WinRM service-based.
  • Association traversal lets a user retrieve instances of Association classes by using a standard filtering mechanism.
  • WinRM 2.0 supports delegating user credentials across multiple remote computers.
  • Users of WinRM 2.0 can use Windows PowerShell cmdlets for system management.
  • WinRM has added a specific set of quotas that provide a better quality of service and allocate server resources to concurrent users. The WinRM quota set is based on the quota infrastructure that is implemented for the IIS service.
For more information about WinRM 2.0, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

About Windows Remote Management
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa384291(VS.85).aspx
What is New in WinRM 2.0
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee309369(VS.85).aspx
Windows Management Infrastructure Blog
http://blogs.msdn.com/wmi

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 Microsoft .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell enables IT professionals and developers to control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.

New features that are introduced in Windows PowerShell 2.0 include the following:
  • Remoting

    Windows PowerShell 2.0 lets you run commands on one or more remote computers from a single computer that is running Windows PowerShell. PowerShell remoting allows for multiple ways of connecting. These ways include interactive (1:1), fan-out (1:many), and fan-in (many:1 by using the IIS hosting model).
  • Integrated Scripting Environment

    PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) enables you to run interactive commands and edit and debug scripts in a graphical environment. The main features include color-coded syntax, selective execution, graphical debugging, Unicode support, and context-sensitive help.
  • Modules

    Modules allow for script developers and administrators to partition and organize their Windows PowerShell code in self-contained, reusable units. Code from a module executes in its own self-contained context and does not affect the state outside the module.
  • Advanced functions

    Advanced functions are functions that have the same capabilities and behavior as cmdlets. However, they are written completely in the Windows PowerShell language, instead of compiled C#.
  • Background jobs

    Windows PowerShell 2.0 allows for running a command or expression asynchronously and "in the background" without interacting with the console.
  • Eventing

    This feature adds support to the Windows PowerShell engine infrastructure for listening, forwarding, and acting on management and system events.
  • Script internationalization

    This new feature enables Windows PowerShell scripts to display messages in the spoken language that is specified by the UI culture setting on the user's computer.
  • Script debugging

    New debugging features were added to Windows PowerShell that let you set breakpoints on lines, columns, variables, and commands, and that let you specify the action that occurs when the breakpoint is hit.
  • New cmdlets

    Windows PowerShell 2.0 introduces over 100 built-in cmdlets. These cmdlets, excluding other tasks, enables you to do computer-related, event log, and performance counter management tasks.
For more information about Windows PowerShell 2.0, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

Windows PowerShell Web site
http://www.microsoft.com/powershell
Windows PowerShell Online Help
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb978526.aspx
Windows PowerShell Blog
http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell
Windows PowerShell Software Development Kit (SDK)
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa830112.aspx

BITS 4.0

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. By default, BITS transfers files in the background, unlike other protocols that transfer files in the foreground. Background transfers use only idle network bandwidth in order to preserve the user’s interactive experience with other network applications, such as Internet Explorer. Foreground or typical transfers are also supported.

BITS 4.0 includes the following new features:
  • Peer caching now uses Windows BranchCache. This new peer caching model replaces the model that is used for BITS 3.0.
  • A more flexible resource access model allows for applications to associate a pair of security tokens to a BITS transfer job.
  • The BITS Compact Server is a stand-alone HTTP/HTTPS file server that lets you transfer a limited number of large files asynchronously between computers.
  • More precise bandwidth throttling.
For more information about BITS 4.0, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

About BITS
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa362708(VS.85).aspx
What is New in BITS
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa363167(VS.85).aspx
Windows Management Infrastructure Blog
http://blogs.msdn.com/wmi

System requirements

WinRM 2.0 and PowerShell 2.0

WinRM 2.0 and PowerShell 2.0 can be installed on the following supported operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 1
  • Windows XP with Service Pack 3
Windows PowerShell 2.0 can be installed on the following supported operating systems:
  • Windows Embedded Standard 2009 
Windows PowerShell 2.0 for Windows Embedded Standard 2009 can be downloaded from MyOEM. The macro component is also available from MyOEM.

Windows PowerShell 2.0 requires version 2.0 of the common language runtime (CLR). Cmdlets built for Windows PowerShell 2.0 must be compiled for CLR 2.0. CLR 2.0 is included with the Microsoft .NET Framework versions 2.0, 3.0, or 3.5 with Service Pack 1.

BITS 4.0

BITS 4.0 can be installed on the following supported operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 1

Restart requirement

You will be required to restart the computer after you install Windows Management Framework.

Languages

WinRM 2.0, Windows PowerShell 2.0, and BITS 4.0 are fully localized in the following languages:
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
WinRM 2.0 and BITS 4.0 are fully localized in the following languages, in addition to the previously-mentioned languages:
  • Chinese (Traditional HK)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

Removal information

Windows Management Framework Core

  • On Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, click Start, click Control Panel, click Programs and Features and then click View Installed Updates. Click the update that contains KB968930 in the title, and then click Uninstall.
  • On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, click Start, click Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs and then click to select the Show updates check box. Click the update titled Windows Management Framework Core and then click Uninstall.

Windows Management Framework BITS

  • On Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, click Start, click Control Panel, click Programs and Features and then click View Installed Updates. Click the update that contains KB960568 in the title, and then click Uninstall.

Download information

To download Windows Management Framework, select the installation package for the specific components that you want to download.

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Windows Management Framework Core (WinRM 2.0 and Windows PowerShell 2.0)



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Windows Management Framework BITS (BITS 4.0)

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Windows Management Framework release notes

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For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Installed files

Windows Management Framework Core

The following files are installed by the Windows Management Framework Core (WinRM 2.0 and Windows PowerShell 2.0) package:
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File Name
Assembly\System.Management.Automation
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.Commands.Management
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.Commands.Utility
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.consolehost
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.Security
Assembly\Microsoft.wsman.Runtime
Assembly\Microsoft.wsman.Management
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.Editor
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.gpowershell
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.graphicalhost
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.Commands.Diagnostics
Assembly\Microsoft.backgroundintelligenttransfer.Management
Assembly\System.Management.Automation.Resources
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.Commands.Management.Resources
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.Commands.Utility.Resources
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.consolehost.Resources
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.Security.Resources
Assembly\Microsoft.wsman.Management.Resources
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.Editor.Resources
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.gpowershell.Resources
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.graphicalhost.Resources
Assembly\Microsoft.powershell.Commands.Diagnostics.Resources
Assembly\Microsoft.backgroundintelligenttransfer.Management.Resources
System32\Pwrshplugin.dll
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\Certificate.format.ps1xml
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\compiledcomposition.Microsoft.powershell.gpowershell.dll
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\Diagnostics.Format.ps1xml
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\dotnettypes.format.ps1xml
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\filesystem.format.ps1xml
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\getevent.types.ps1xml
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\Help.format.ps1xml
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\powershellcore.format.ps1xml
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\powershelltrace.format.ps1xml
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\powershell_ise.exe
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\psevents.dll
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\pspluginwkr.dll
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\pwrshmsg.dll
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\pwrshsip.dll
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\Registry.format.ps1xml
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\types.ps1xml
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\wsman.Format.ps1xml
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\language_code\importallmodules.psd1
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\language_code\powershell.exe.mui
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\language_code\powershell_ise.resources.dll
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\language_code\psevents.dll.mui
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\language_code\pspluginwkr.dll.mui
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\language_code\pwrshmsg.dll.mui
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\modules\psdiagnostics\psdiagnostics.psd1
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\modules\psdiagnostics\psdiagnostics.psm1
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\modules\bitstransfer\bitstransfer.Format.ps1xml
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\modules\bitstransfer\bitstransfer.psd1
System32\Windowspowershell\v1.0\modules\bitstransfer\Microsoft.backgroundintelligenttransfer.Management.Interop.dll
System32\Wsmpty.xsl
System32\Wsmtxt.xsl
System32\Wwsmpty.xsl
System32\Wwsmtxt.xsl
System32\Wevtfwd.dll
System32\Winrm.cmd
System32\Winrm.vbs
System32\Winrmprov.dll
System32\Winrmprov.mof
System32\Winrs.exe
System32\Winrscmd.dll
System32\Winrshost.exe
System32\Winrsmgr.dll
System32\Winrssrv.dll
System32\Wsmanconfig_schema.xml
System32\Wsmanhttpconfig.exe
System32\Wsmanmigrationplugin.dll
System32\Wsmauto.dll
System32\Wsmplpxy.dll
System32\Wsmprovhost.exe
System32\Wsmres.dll
System32\Wsmselpl.dll
System32\Wsmsvc.dll
System32\Wsmwmipl.dll
System32\Wecapi.dll
System32\Wecsvc.dll
System32\Wecutil.exe

Windows Management Framework BITS

The following files are installed by the Windows Management Framework BITS (BITS 4.0) package:
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System32\Qmgr.dll
System32\Qmgrprxy.dll
System32\Bitsigd.dll
System32\Bitsprx2.dll
System32\Bitsprx3.dll
System32\Bitsprx4.dll
System32\Bitsprx5.dll
System32\Bitsprx6.dll
System32\Bitsperf.dll
System32\Peerdist.dll
System32\Peerdistsvc.dll
System32\Peerdisthttptrans.dll
System32\Peerdistsh.dll
System32\Peerdistwsddiscoprov.dll
System32\Lightweightserver.dll
System32\Lightweightserverproxy.dll
System32\Wbem\Bitsprovider.dll

Properties

Article ID: 968929 - Last Review: September 9, 2014 - Revision: 7.0
Applies to
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
    • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard
    • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Business N
    • Windows Vista Business N 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Basic N
    • Windows Vista Home Basic N 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Starter
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Business N
    • Windows Vista Business N 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Windows Vista Home Basic N
    • Windows Vista Home Basic N 64-bit Edition
    • Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Windows Vista Starter
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition N
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional N
    • Microsoft Windows XP Starter Edition
  • Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
  • Windows Embedded for Point of Service
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