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This article describes the new management functionality in Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0, which is available for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

This update enables you to use the following features and functionality in WMF 4.0:

  • Windows PowerShell 4.0

  • Windows PowerShell ISE

  • Windows PowerShell Web Services (also known as Management OData IIS Extension)

  • Windows Remote Management (WinRM)

  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

  • Server Manager WMI provider

  • Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

More Information

For more information about the new management functionality in WMF 4.0, go to the "Overview" section of the following Microsoft Download Center webpage:

Windows Management Framework 4.0

Update information

How to obtain this update

Microsoft Download Center

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
DownloadDownload the WMF 4.0 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:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.


To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

To run WMF 4.0, you must have the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 installed.

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To use the update in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Hotfix replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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