Monday, February 29, 2016

PowerShell 5.0 reaches GA

Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM brings functionality that has been updated from WMF 4.0. WMF 5.0 RTM is available for installation only on Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 SP1 and contains updated versions or introduction of the following features:

  • Windows PowerShell
  • Just Enough Administration (JEA)
  • Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)
  • Windows PowerShell Web Services (Management OData IIS Extension)
  • Windows Remote Management (WinRM)
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

WMF 5.0 RTM replaces the WMF 5.0 Production Preview. You can install WMF 5.0 RTM without uninstalling WMF 5.0 Production Preview, but you must uninstall all other older releases of WMF 5.0 previews before installing the WMF 5.0 RTM.

Note: If you are running Windows 10, you can get the same set of functionality available in WMF 5.0 RTM by updating to the November update of Windows 10 (Version 1511). If you have not already updated your Windows 10 system, select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Check for updates.

Check released notes here: Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM Release Notes Overview

As stated in the Known Product incompatibilities section, don't install the 5.0 Framework on these servers.

Systems that are running the following server applications should not run Windows Management Framework 5.0 at this time:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Also Microsoft team re-published the RTM packages and available for download now, access the below post for more details.

Access here: Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM packages has been republished

Download the bits here: Windows Management Framework 5.0

Add-on bytes:

PowerShell Gallery one stop resource for your PowerShell needs is now Generally available.

Read the blog post here to know more: The PowerShell Gallery Is Public


If you're a Microsoft Premier customer, you now have access to 11 Hours of PowerShell WMF 5.0 Training Available through  the Premier Workshop Library on Demand (WLOD) subscription.

Access here to know more: 11 Hours of PowerShell WMF 5.0 Training Available for Microsoft Premier Customers

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