I installed Windows Management Framework 3.0 on a Windows 7 machine and tried to use the New-SMBShare cmdlet but when I ran get-command new-smb*, no cmdlets were found. How can I use this new cmdlet in Windows 7 along with any other new cmdlets?

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The SMB commands (and several other modules) are specific to Windows 8 and Server 2012. You can use them from Windows 7 via remoting, but they do not target Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2.

The SMB commands target a new WMI namespace (ROOT/Microsoft/Windows/SMB) that does not exist on earlier versions of the OS.

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