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This article describes the new management functionality in the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0 Update. This hotfix is available for Windows Server 2012.

This hotfix lets you use the following features and functionality in WMF 4.0:

  • Windows PowerShell 4.0

  • Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

  • 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

  • Software Inventory Logging (SIL)

Hotfix information

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, see How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services.

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Before you apply this hotfix, you must have WMF 4.0 installed.

Additionally, you must have the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 installed.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Replacement information

This hotfix doesn't 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

More Information

For more information about the new management functionality in WMF 4.0 Update, see the "Windows PowerShell 4.0 updates in November 2014 update rollup (KB 3000850)" section in the What's new in Windows PowerShell article.

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