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This article describes an update for Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on Windows Server 2012.

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

  • Information Stream

  • 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:

DownloadDownload 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:

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.

Update detail information


There's no prerequisite to apply this update.

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

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.


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

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