Update for Windows Management Framework 5.1 for Windows Server 2012

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 StandardWindows Server 2012 Foundation

This article describes an update for Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 for Windows Server 2012 that is dated March 23, 2017.

WMF 5.1 includes the Windows PowerShell, WMI, WinRM, and Software Inventory and Licensing (SIL) components that were released in Windows Server 2016.
WMF 5.1 also includes all the new features and bug fixes for these same components that were released in Windows Server 2016.

How to download and install the update

Microsoft Update Catalog

This update is available only for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Update Catalog.


Update information


To apply this update, you must have the .NET Framework 4.5.2 installed.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update.


Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 Release Notes

Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.