Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 now in Microsoft Update Catalog

PowerShell Team

The Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.1 is now available in the Microsoft Update catalog for Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows 8.1. These updates are listed in the catalog as KB3191564 and KB3191565.  Those who use WSUS to manage updates for their systems are now able to install WMF 5.1 for most of the WMF-supported Windows versions.

The packages for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are only available via the Download Center at this time.


As previously announced, WMF 5.1 is a required update for WMF 5.0, and may be installed directly over WMF 5.0. As of June 1, 2017, users with WMF 5.0 must upgrade to WMF 5.1 to receive support. At that time, WMF 5.0 will be removed from the Download Center and from the WSUS catalog.

As always, we welcome your feedback on PowerShell and WMF via our UserVoice site.

Thank you –

The PowerShell Team



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