WMF5 finally re-released

Microsoft have finally released the long-awaited fixed version of WMF5. I personally believe that it’s intolerable to let one’s users wait two months just for this simple fix.

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 Download Center. These packages replace previously released WMF 5.0 RTM packages and WMF 5.0 Production Preview packages.

Important Note: For systems running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, you’ll need WMF 4.0 and .NET Framework 4.5 or higher installed to run WMF 5.0.

We want to extend our sincere thanks to the PowerShell Community for your continued patience and support while we were addressing thePSModulePath issue found in the previously released WMF 5.0 RTM packages.

To learn about the new features and improvements in WMF 5.0 RTM, please refer to (and contribute to) the WMF 5.0 release notes.

Please continue to provide feedback via our new UserVoice site.

Changes in the republished packages
  • The KB numbers of these packages (KB3134758, KB3134759, and KB3134760) are different than previously released WMF 5.0 RTM packages (KB3094174, KB3094175, and KB3094176).
  • These packages have fixes only for the PSModulePath issue compared to the previously released WMF 5.0 RTM packages.
Uninstall previously released WMF 5.0 RTM packages

You must uninstall previously released WMF 5.0 RTM (KB3094174, KB3094175, and KB3094176) packages.

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2016/02/24/windows-management-framework-wmf-5-0-rtm-packages-has-been-republished/

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Quick Tip: Set-ADAccountPassword -Whatif fixed with Server 2016

Hey guys,

just a quick heads-up to all of those who had to deal with this unfortunate bug:

Set-ADAccountPassword -Identity $User -NewPassword $Password -Whatif

Sets the password anyway. I checked by looking at the passwordlastset attribute of the user and found it had been reset.

It’s going to be fixed with Server 2016 according to Microsoft:

This is fixed in Windows Server 2016 and the accompanying RSAT.

 

Source: http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/304621-active-directory/suggestions/10844361-set-adaccountpassword-whatif-does-not-work

WMF5 is to re-release at end of February

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.

Source: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/powershell/2015/12/23/windows-management-framework-wmf-5-0-currently-removed-from-download-center/