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

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

INTRODUCTION
This article describes the Windows Management Framework Core package.

Windows Management Framework Core

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. This package includes the following components: Windows PowerShell 2.0 and Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0.

Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is the Microsoft implementation of the WS-Management protocol. WS-Management is a standard Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)-based protocol that allows 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.

Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting language designed for system administration and automation. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell enables IT professionals and developers to control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.

For more information about the Windows Management Framework, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968929 Description of the Windows Management Framework on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008
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 Installing this update will change the service WECSVC name from Event Collector to Windows Event Collector. This update also adds a dependency on the WECSVC service to the Firewall/ICS service. Therefore, the Windows Event Collector cannot be used without having the Firewall/ICS service started. 

For more information about WinRM, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information about Windows PowerShell, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

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How to obtain this update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Update for Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
DownloadDownload the Update for Windows Server 2003 for x86-based systems package now.
Update for Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
DownloadDownload the Update for Windows Server 2003 for x64-based systems package now.
Update for Windows Server 2008, x86-based versions
DownloadDownload the Update for Windows Server 2008 for x86-based systems package now.
Update for Windows Server 2008, x64-based versions
DownloadDownload the Update for Windows Server 2008 for x64-based systems package now.
Update for Windows Vista, x86-based versions
DownloadDownload the Update for Windows Vista for x86-based systems package now.
Update for Windows Vista, x64-based versions
DownloadDownload the Update for Windows Vista for x64-based systems package now.
Update for Windows XP and Windows Embedded, x86-based versions
DownloadDownload the Update for Windows XP and Windows Embedded for x86-based systems package now.

Note Installing this update changes the Wecsvc service name from "Event Collector" to "Windows Event Collector." This update also adds a dependency on the Wecsvc service to the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service. Therefore, Windows Event Collector cannot be used without having the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service started.

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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Article ID: 968930 - Last Review: 07/12/2013 08:56:00 - Revision: 1.1

Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Embedded for Point of Service, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

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