Update is available for Windows Management Framework 3.0 in Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, or Windows Server 2008 SP2

Introduction

This update provides a collection of reliability and serviceability improvements for the Windows Management Framework 3.0 package. This update addresses a Forwarded Events issue that might occur after Windows Management Framework 3.0 package is uninstalled. Therefore, this update may apply to systems that have uninstalled the Windows Management Framework 3.0 package. We recommend that you apply this updates a part of your regular maintenance routines.

Additionally, this update fixes the issues that are described in the following articles:

  • 2809215 Forwarded Events log is unavailable and EventCollector log is not displayed in Event Viewer after you uninstall WMF 3.0 in Windows 7 SP1 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • 2781498 An update is available for Windows Management Framework 3.0 in Windows Server 2008 SP2

  • 2809900 Can't display downloaded English Windows PowerShell 3.0 cmdlet Help files in a localized version of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 SP2

This update also fixes the following issue:

Assume that you install Windows Management Framework 3.0 on a computer that is running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2). After you uninstall an update for Windows Management Framework 3.0, binary files are not reverted to their earlier version.

For more information about the Windows Management Framework 3.0 package for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2506143 Description of Windows Management Framework 3.0 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 For more information about the Windows Management Framework 3.0 package for Windows Server 2008 SP2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2506146 Description of Windows Management Framework 3.0 for Windows Server 2008 SP2

Resolution

Update information

How to obtain this update

Microsoft Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Microsoft Download Center

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

Operating system

Update

All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

Download Download the update package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7

Download Download the update package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

Download Download the update package now.

All supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008

Download Download the update package now.

All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

Download Download the update package now.

Note To install this update, follow these steps:

  1. Select a language from the Change Language box.

  2. Click Download and then do one of the following steps:

    • Click Run to start the installation immediately.

    • Click Save to copy the download to your computer for installation later.

  3. Repeat this process until all the applicable KBs are installed on your system.

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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Known issue

This hotfix adds an additional "%systemroot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\" entry to the Path environment variable. This may be a duplicate entry. If the Path environment variable becomes too long, some applications may fail when they read or change the variable. This issue can be resolved by deleting the duplicate entry from the Path environment variable.

Note The Path registry key is in the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\EnvironmentThere is now a script that can be used to address this known issue. This script is helpful to enterprises that want to automate this fix across a large number of systems. To access this script, seeĀ Script to check for duplicate paths in PATH environment variable.

This script was originally developed to check for and delete duplicate paths in the PATH system environment variable. These duplicate paths may be added by faulty software installers. Additionally, there's a known bug that's associated with update 2823180. This bug adds an extra instance of the following string to the PATH environment variable:

%systemroot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0
Therefore, the length of the PATH variable may be close to the 32,767-character limit. In some cases, applications that try to add more paths may fail. You can resolve this issue by deleting the duplicate entries from the PATH variable.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7 SP1

  • Windows Server 2008 SP2

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Additionally, to install update 2823180, Windows Management Framework 3.0 must be installed or previously installed in Windows.

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 apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 file information notes Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

Important To request the hotfix package that applies to Windows Server 2008, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows Vista" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.1.760
    1.17xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    GDR

    6.1.760
    1.21xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

    6.0.600
    2.22xxx

    Windows Server 2008

    SP2

    LDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7, for Windows Server 2008 R2, and for Windows Server 2008" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Pscustomsetupinstaller.exe

Not applicable

34,816

01-Mar-2013

23:35

x86

Pscustomsetupinstaller.exe

Not applicable

34,816

01-Mar-2013

23:32

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Pscustomsetupinstaller.exe

Not applicable

32,256

01-Mar-2013

22:53

x64

Pscustomsetupinstaller.exe

Not applicable

32,256

01-Mar-2013

22:52

x64

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Pscustomsetupinstaller.exe

Not applicable

34,816

02-Mar-2013

18:51

x86

Pscustomsetupinstaller.exe

Not applicable

34,816

02-Mar-2013

18:33

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Pscustomsetupinstaller.exe

Not applicable

32,256

01-Mar-2013

22:59

x64

Pscustomsetupinstaller.exe

Not applicable

32,256

02-Mar-2013

18:29

x64


Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

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

Additional file information

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