On the Patchmanagement.org email list, Doug Neal has announced that the WMF 3.0 update that is causing so much issue and resulted in a Microsoft KB article with a workaround, is being expired until further notice. The download is now unavailable until a new one can be posted (time frame still to be determined).
As a result of these regressions and feedback from customers and experts like you, we have expired the WMF 3.0 Update for all platforms (Windows 7, Server 2008, and Server 2008 R2) as of 5:07 pm PDT.
2506143 Windows Management Framework 3.0 for Windows 7 (KB2506143) Windows Management Framework 3.0 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2506143) Windows Management Framework 3.0 for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB2506143) 2506146 Windows Management Framework 3.0 for Windows Server 2008 (KB2506146) Windows Management Framework 3.0 for Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems (KB2506146)
We’re engaged in an internal post-mortem to identify and resolve the issues that led to these updates being released that resulted in the regressions.
And, then, this morning, I received a note from the good folks at Microsoft. It reads:
I wanted to highlight a new KB that was drafted and rapidly published yesterday evening to address an issue we are seeing with Windows Management Framework 3.0 and the recently released associated KB2506143.
We’ve been getting a lot of calls on this issue and it’s not only Configuration Manager who is experiencing issues – this WMF KB has also created calls for Exchange, SBS and VMM. As a result of external regressions and subsequent escalations, we have expired the WMF 3.0 Update for all platforms (Windows 7, Server 2008, and Server 2008 R2).
We’re working with the WMF product team directly to identify how this package passed regression testing and ensure any subsequent release is fully validated across impacted server SKUs and product groups. As such, there is no ETA for a future re-release.
We highlighted KB2796086 in both the Support blog and the PG blog but please let customers know of this new publication.