community.windows.win_feature_info module – Gather information about Windows features

Note

This module is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.11.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.windows.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.windows.win_feature_info.

New in community.windows 1.4.0

Synopsis

  • Gather information about all or a specific installed Windows feature(s).

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

name

string

If specified, this is used to match the name of the Windows feature to get the info for.

Can be a wildcard to match multiple features but the wildcard will only be matched on the name of the feature.

If omitted then all features will returned.

Default: "*"

See Also

See also

ansible.windows.win_feature

The official documentation on the ansible.windows.win_feature module.

Examples

- name: Get info for all installed features
  community.windows.win_feature_info:
  register: feature_info
- name: Get info for a single feature
  community.windows.win_feature_info:
    name: DNS
  register: feature_info
- name: Find all features that start with 'FS'
  ansible.windows.win_feature_info:
    name: FS*

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

exists

boolean

Whether any features were found based on the criteria specified.

Returned: always

Sample: true

features

list / elements=dictionary

A list of feature(s) that were found based on the criteria.

Will be an empty list if no features were found.

Returned: always

additional_info

dictionary

A list of privileges that the feature requires and will run with

Returned: success

install_name

string

The action to perform once triggered, can be start_feature or stop_feature.

Returned: success

Sample: "ADCertificateServicesRole"

major_version

integer

Major Version of feature name.

Returned: success

Sample: 8

minor_version

integer

Minor Version of feature name.

Returned: success

Sample: 0

number_id_version

integer

Numberic Id of feature name.

Returned: success

Sample: 16

best_practices_model_id

string

BestPracticesModelId for feature name.

Returned: success

Sample: "Microsoft/Windows/UpdateServices"

depends_on

list / elements=string

The command line that will be run when a run_command failure action is fired.

Returned: success

Sample: ["Web-Static-Content", "Web-Default-Doc"]

depth

integer

Depth of name feature.

Returned: success

Sample: 1

description

string

The description of the feature.

Returned: success

Sample: "Example description of the Windows feature."

display_name

string

The Display name of feature found.

Returned: success

Sample: "Active Directory Certificate Services"

event_query

string

The EventQuery for feature name.

This will be null if None Present

Returned: success

Sample: "IPAMServer.Events.xml"

feature_type

string

The Feature Type of name.

Values will be one of Role, Role Service, Feature.

Returned: success

Sample: "Feature"

install_state

string

The Install State of name.

Values will be one of Available, Removed, Installed.

Returned: success

Sample: "Installed"

installed

boolean

Whether the feature by name is installed.

Returned: success

Sample: false

name

string

Name of feature found.

Returned: success

Sample: "AD-Certificate"

parent

string

The parent of feature name if present.

Returned: success

Sample: "PowerShellRoot"

path

string

The Path of name feature.

Returned: success

Sample: "WoW64 Support"

post_configuration_needed

boolean

Tells if Post Configuration is needed for feature name.

Returned: success

Sample: false

server_component_descriptor

string

Descriptor of name feature.

Returned: success

Sample: "ServerComponent_AD_Certificate"

sub_features

list / elements=string

List of sub features names of feature name.

Returned: success

Sample: ["WAS-Process-Model", "WAS-NET-Environment", "WAS-Config-APIs"]

system_service

list / elements=string

The name of the service installed by feature name.

Returned: success

Sample: ["iisadmin", "w3svc"]

Authors

  • Larry Lane (@gamethis)