WinRM 2.0 and Windows PowerShell 2.0 on Windows Update

Today, we released Windows PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM 2.0 for pre-Windows 7 operating systems on Windows Update. This non-security, optional update is designed for Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2, and Windows XP SP3.  Now it’s even easier to install these great management tools!

Check out this post at the PowerShell blog for more details.


Nathan Burkhart

Program Manager  |  WS-Management

Comments (2)

  1. Bill Harris says:

    Why, as an ordinary Vista (Win 6.0) and Win7Pro (Win 6.1) user, am I being offered this update every time when I am already totally dissatisfied with the excessive bloat and poor performance of Vista and unsure of Win7 Pro (Win 6.1) compatibility and performance?…/968929

    Windows Management Framework (Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0)

    Windows Management Framework makes some updated management functionality in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 available to be installed on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008. Windows Management Framework contains Windows Remote Management (WinRM) 2.0, Windows PowerShell 2.0, and Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 4.0.

    WinRM 2.0

    WinRM is the Microsoft implementation of WS-Management Protocol, a standard Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)–based, firewall-friendly protocol that allows for hardware and operating systems from different vendors to interoperate. The WS-Management Protocol specification provides a common way for systems to access and exchange management information across an IT infrastructure.

    Windows PowerShell 2.0

    Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting language that is designed for system administration and Automation. Built on the Microsoft .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell enables IT professionals and developers to control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.

    BITS 4.0

    BITS is a service that transfers files between a client and a server. BITS provides a simple way to reliably and politely transfer files over HTTP or HTTPS. File downloads and file uploads are supported. By default, BITS transfers files in the background, unlike other protocols that transfer files in the foreground. Background transfers use only idle network bandwidth in order to preserve the user’s interactive experience with other network applications, such as Internet Explorer. Foreground or typical transfers are also supported.

    Bill H.

  2. max italy says:

    non riesco ad installare l'aggiornamento. Mi continua a dire "aggiornamento non riuscito" come posso fare?!?!