ansible.windows.win_optional_feature – Manage optional Windows features

Note

This plugin is part of the ansible.windows collection (version 1.7.2).

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: ansible.windows.win_optional_feature.

Synopsis

  • Install or uninstall optional Windows features on non-Server Windows.

  • This module uses the Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature and Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature cmdlets.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
include_parent
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether to enable the parent feature and the parent's dependencies.
name
list / elements=string / required
The name(s) of the feature to install.
This relates to FeatureName in the Powershell cmdlet.
To list all available features use the PowerShell command Get-WindowsOptionalFeature.
source
string
Specify a source to install the feature from.
Can either be {driveletter}:\sources\sxs or \\{IP}\share\sources\sxs.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Whether to ensure the feature is absent or present on the system.

See Also

See also

chocolatey.chocolatey.win_chocolatey

The official documentation on the chocolatey.chocolatey.win_chocolatey module.

ansible.windows.win_feature

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

ansible.windows.win_package

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

Examples

- name: Install .Net 3.5
  ansible.windows.win_optional_feature:
    name: NetFx3
    state: present

- name: Install .Net 3.5 from source
  ansible.windows.win_optional_feature:
    name: NetFx3
    source: \\share01\win10\sources\sxs
    state: present

- name: Install Microsoft Subsystem for Linux
  ansible.windows.win_optional_feature:
    name: Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
    state: present
  register: wsl_status

- name: Reboot if installing Linux Subsytem as feature requires it
  ansible.windows.win_reboot:
  when: wsl_status.reboot_required

- name: Install multiple features in one task
  ansible.windows.win_optional_feature:
    name:
    - NetFx3
    - Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
reboot_required
boolean
success
True when the target server requires a reboot to complete updates

Sample:
True


Authors

  • Carson Anderson (@rcanderson23)