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Should I remove Windows Management Framework Core?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,039
United States Rank #1,026
Reach 0.6628%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.53 days
458.16 days >
Average installed length: 240.73 days

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Windows Management Framework Core

What is Windows Management Framework Core?

The Windows Management Framework Core package provides updated management functionality for IT Professionals. Windows Remote Management (WinRM) is the Microsoft implementation of the WS-Management protocol. WS-Management is a standard Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)-based protocol that allows hardware and operating systems from different vendors to interoperate. Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting language designed for system administration and automation.


The primary executable is named spuninst.exe. The setup package generally installs about 38 files and is usually about 2.5 MB (2,621,110 bytes). The installed file update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=163792
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=163790
Installation folder: C:\windows\ie8\spuninst
Uninstaller: "C:\WINDOWS\$968930Uinstall_KB968930$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Estimated size: 2.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Management Framework Core

Program executable:spuninst.exe
Name:Windows Service Pack Uninstall
Additional files:
  • updspapi.dll - Windows Servicing Setup API
  • iecustom.dll - Windows® Internet Explorer (Internet Explorer Setup DLL)
  • admin.dll - Microsoft® FrontPage® 2000 (Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions)
  • admin.exe
  • aspnet_filter.dll - Microsoft (R) .NET Framework (aspnet_filter.lib)
  • aspnet_isapi.dll - aspnet_isapi.lib
  • aspnet_regiis.exe
  • aspnet_state.exe
  • aspnet_wp.exe
  • author.dll
  • autochk.exe - Betriebssystem Microsoft® Windows® (Automatisches Prüfprogramm)
  • autofmt.exe - Programm zur Konvertierung des Dateisystems
  • cabinet.dll - Microsoft® Cabinet File API
  • caspol.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Framework CAS Policy Manager)
  • cfgwiz.exe - Microsoft FrontPage Server Administration Snapin
  • corperfmonext.dll - Microsoft Common Language Runtime - WorkStation
  • csc.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Visual C# Command Line Compiler)
  • cscomp.dll - Visual C# Compiler
  • dbghelp.dll - Windows Image Helper
  • ediskeer.dll - Disk
  • eventlogmessages.dll
  • exts.dll - Debugger Extensions
  • fp4amsft.dll - Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions for Microsoft IIS
  • fp4anscp.dll - Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions for Netscape Servers
  • fp4apws.dll - Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions for Microsoft Personal Web Server
  • fp4areg.dll - SrvReg Internet Server Extension Module
  • fp4atxt.dll - Microsoft FrontPage Text Library
  • fp4autl.dll - Microsoft FrontPage Utility DLL
  • fp4avnb.dll - Microsoft Visual InterDev Navigation Bar WebBot DLL
  • fp4avss.dll - Microsoft FrontPage VSS Interface DLL
  • fp4awebs.dll - Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions for O'Reilly Website
  • fp4awel.dll - Microsoft FrontPage Web Extender Library DLL
  • msxml3.dll - Microsoft(R) MSXML 3.0 SP10 (MSXML 3.0 SP10)
  • spcustom.dll - Microsoft Update Custom Component Locator
  • spmsg.dll - Service Pack Messages
  • update.exe - Windows Service Pack Setup

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:11.8659459459%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:2.42162162%
0.016088% average
User CPU:9.44432432%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Windows Management Framework Core?

You can uninstall Windows Management Framework Core from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windows Management Framework Core, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Windows Management Framework Core.

Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 98.11%
Windows 7 1.16%
Windows Server 2003 0.51%
Windows Vista 0.15%
Windows 10 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 98.31%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.57%
Windows 7 Professional 0.33%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 0.26%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 0.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.68%
  Germany 5.80%
  United Kingdom 4.63%
  Canada 4.06%
  Italy 3.81%
  France 2.56%
  Brazil 1.91%
  Spain 1.77%
  Australia 1.71%
  Japan 1.36%
  Taiwan 1.33%
  Netherlands 1.04%
  Czech Republic 1.03%
  Hungary 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.59%
American Megatrends 12.39%
Intel 11.56%
Hewlett-Packard 8.75%
Sahara 7.46%
Acer 4.30%
Toshiba 2.47%
ASUS 1.61%
Samsung 0.83%
NEC 0.63%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 3.79%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 3.34%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 3.12%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 2.99%
Dell Dell DM051 2.96%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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