Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM is now available

Updated 02/24/2016 – Today, we have republished the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 RTM packages for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 SP1 to Microsoft’s Download Center.

Updated 02/08/2016 – Thank you for your continued patience. We have fixed the offending PSModulePath issue and tested it thoroughly. We are working towards getting properly signed WMF 5.0 RTM builds. Now, we expect that around end of February you will be able to download the revised packages.

Updated 01/20/2016 – Thank you for patiently waiting for the release of WMF 5.0 RTM. We understand there’s a high demand for the release of WMF 5.0 RTM and we are actively working on fixing the PSModulePath issue to ensure that our revised release has a seamless installation experience. Unfortunately, the fix has been more complex than we initially expected. We expect that in couple of weeks (around end of Jan to early Feb) you will be able to download the revised WMF 5.0 RTM packages.

Updated 12/23/2015WMF 5.0 RTM has been removed from Download Center due to an issue impacting our customers. Further details are available on the new PowerShell blog post.

Updated 12/18/2015 – Added additional detail describing support for Windows 7 and Windows 8

Continuing with the ongoing tradition of holiday gifts to the PowerShell community, we are excited to announce the release of Windows Management Framework 5.0 RTM.

WMF 5.0 RTM brings new management technologies such as Just Enough Admin (JEA), PowerShell Classes, PackageManagement, PowerShellGet, etc. and improvement to existing technologies such as Desired State Configuration (DSC), PowerShell Script Debugging, Software Inventory Logging (SIL) etc. to downlevel systems.

WMF 5.0 RTM replaces WMF 5.0 Production Preview, and is the fully-supported version many of you have been waiting for. You can now deploy the latest features of PowerShell in your production environments.

WMF 5.0 RTM is now available for download via the Microsoft Download Center. You can read (and contribute to) more about these new functionalities and improvements in WMF 5.0 RTM release notes.

Currently, WMF 5.0 RTM is supported on Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1. You’ll need .NET Framework 4.5 installed to run WMF 5.0, which can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center, as needed.

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.

We’re excited to provide this new iteration of WMF to you all, and we’re happy to hear any and all feedback that you may have via our new UserVoice site.

On behalf of everyone contributing to WMF 5.0, we hope you enjoy this RTM release.

– Windows PowerShell Team