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Versions of Windows Remote Management

Published: March 16, 2010

Updated: September 20, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Windows Remote Management (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.

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For more information about WinRM, see About Windows Remote Management in the Microsoft Developer Network (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=186255).

The different versions of WinRM

WinRM 0.5

While WinRM 0.5 was released as a part of Windows Server 2003 R2, it is not installed by default. Instead, WinRM 0.5 is available as the Hardware Management feature accessible through the Add/Remove System Components feature in the Control Panel under Management and Monitoring Tools.

WinRM 1.0

WinRM 1.0 is installed by default as a part of Windows Vista®.

WinRM 1.1

WinRM 1.1 is installed by default as a part of Windows Vista® with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 SP1. It can also be installed on the following systems:

  • Windows Server 2003 SP1

  • Windows Server 2003 SP2

  • Windows Server 2003 R2

  • Windows XP SP2

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For more information about how to install WinRM 1.1, see article 936059 in the Microsoft® Knowledge Base (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=186254).

WinRM 2.0

WinRM 2.0 is installed by default as a part of Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2. It can also be installed as a part of the Windows Management Framework Core package on the following systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 SP1

  • Windows Server 2008 SP2

  • Windows Server 2003 SP2

  • Windows Vista SP1

  • Windows Vista SP2

  • Windows XP SP3

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For more information about how to install WinRM 2.0 as a part of the Windows Management Framework Core package, see article 968929 in the Microsoft® Knowledge Base (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=186253).

Detecting which version of WinRM is installed

To determine the version of WinRM running on your system, run the following command from within an elevated command prompt (the WinRM service must be running): winrm idIn the following example output of the command, the WinRM version number is displayed following the term “Stack:” in the line marked “ProductVersion”:

    IdentifyResponse
        ProtocolVersion = http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wsman/1/wsman.xsd
        ProductVendor = Microsoft Corporation
        ProductVersion = OS: 6.1.7130 SP: 0.0 Stack: 2.0

If the WinRM service is not currently running, you can determine the version of WinRM installed on your system by checking the version of the file %Windir%\System32\wsmsvc.dll. The table below outlines the WinRM version number that is indicated by the various possible file version numbers of %Windir%\System32\wsmsvc.dll:

 

Version number for %Windir%\System32\wsmsvc.dll

WinRM version

5.2.3790.2075

0.5

6.0.6000.16386

1.0

5.1.2600.3191

1.1

5.2.3790.2990

1.1

5.2.3790.4131

1.1

6.0.6001.18000

2.0

6.1.7600.16385

2.0

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