Please add Management Framework v4 to the Update Catalog website
Management Framework v5 is already available on the Update Catalog website and can be manually imported into a private WSUS instance for distribution (via WSUS or SCCM.) But v5 requires WMF v4 to be installed first.
If WMF v4 was available in the Update Catalog then it could be imported into our private WSUS instance - and then we could deploy the WMF v4 as a prereq in the same reliable manner that we will be deploying WMF v5 to enterprise workstations.
Please add WMF v4 to the Update Catalog website.
Will investigate & see if we can get this accomplished.
Greg Wood commented
I've added my vote, but this request is fairly hidden on the internet and won't get much visibility. I've told our onsite TAMs as well as I really dislike the "users must request core features" bit as my lone voice obviously isn't enough.
Just about every other update Microsoft releases is in the catalog, we shouldn't even have to request this. i can understand not releasing it to WSUS/WU directly due to the problems Powershell 3 had, but there really is no reason not to do this.
Jon Gibert commented
Another advantage to being able to deploy WMF v4 as an update is the ability to bundle the deployment with other monthly updates and then share one reboot. Using the Application model to deploy WMF 4 does work but adds one more reboot for the end users to experience; makes them glare at members of our team when we pass in the hall. Cheers.