This article describes an update for Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.
About this update
Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 brings functionality that has been updated from WMF 4.0. Some of the new and updated features in this update include:
Just Enough Administration (JEA)
Creating Custom Types using PowerShell Classes
Improvements in PowerShell Script Debugging
Improvements in Desired State Configuration (DSC)
Audit PowerShell Usage using Transcription and Logging
Software Discovery, Install and Inventory with PackageManagement
PowerShell Module Discovery, Install and Inventory with PowerShellGet
PowerShell Script Discovery, Install and Management with PowerShellGet
New and updated cmdlets based on community feedback
Generate PowerShell Cmdlets based on OData Endpoint
Network Switch Management with PowerShell
Software Inventory Logging (SIL)
How to get this update
Microsoft Download Center
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the WMF 5.0 RTM package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Update detail information
To apply this update, you must have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.
To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.
You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update doesn't replace a previously released update.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is an update in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Please see Product Compatibility Status for the list of products that are compatible and incompatible with Windows Management Framework 5.0.
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