Windows Management Framework 3.0 RC is Available for Download

Yesterday we published an RC version of the Windows Management Framework 3.0.

Windows Management Framework 3.0 RC makes some updated management functionality available to earlier versions of Windows. Windows Management Framework 3.0 RC can be installed on the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (64-bit only) – Server Core now supported with the RC release.
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (32-bit & 64-bit) –

 

Windows Management Framework 3.0 contains Windows PowerShell 3.0, WMI and WinRM. The package also includes a CIM provider that allows you to collect management data from servers with Windows Management Framework 3.0 installed with the new Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 RC

 

Feedback & Bugs
We welcome any feedback or bug submissions to the Windows PowerShell Connect site: http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell. The release notes for Windows Management Framework 3.0 RC include a list of user submitted Connect bugs that have been fixed since Windows Management Framework 3.0 Beta.

 

Additional Information:
Release notes are available on the download page. They contain important information about changes since Windows PowerShell 2.0 and a list of known issues.

You must uninstall any other copies of Windows Management Framework 3.0 before installing Windows Management Framework 3.0 RC.

This software is a pre-release version. Features and behavior are likely to change before the final release.

Check out the two blog posts about PowerShell 3.0 written by Jeffrey Snover on the Windows Server blog this week: Part I & Part II.

 

Travis Jones [MSFT]
Program Manager – Windows PowerShell
Microsoft Corporation