community.windows.win_pagefile module – Query or change pagefile configuration

Note

This module is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.11.0).

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_pagefile.

Synopsis

  • Query current pagefile configuration.

  • Enable/Disable AutomaticManagedPagefile.

  • Create new or override pagefile configuration.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

automatic

boolean

Configures AutomaticManagedPagefile for the entire system.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

drive

string

The drive of the pagefile.

initial_size

integer

The initial size of the pagefile in megabytes.

maximum_size

integer

The maximum size of the pagefile in megabytes.

override

boolean

Override the current pagefile on the drive.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

remove_all

boolean

Remove all pagefiles in the system, not including automatic managed.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

state

string

State of the pagefile.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present

  • query ← (default)

system_managed

boolean

Configures current pagefile to be managed by the system.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

test_path

boolean

Use Test-Path on the drive to make sure the drive is accessible before creating the pagefile.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • There is difference between automatic managed pagefiles that configured once for the entire system and system managed pagefile that configured per pagefile.

  • InitialSize 0 and MaximumSize 0 means the pagefile is managed by the system.

  • Value out of range exception may be caused by several different issues, two common problems - No such drive, Pagefile size is too small.

  • Setting a pagefile when AutomaticManagedPagefile is on will disable the AutomaticManagedPagefile.

Examples

- name: Query pagefiles configuration
  community.windows.win_pagefile:

- name: Query C pagefile
  community.windows.win_pagefile:
    drive: C

- name: Set C pagefile, don't override if exists
  community.windows.win_pagefile:
    drive: C
    initial_size: 1024
    maximum_size: 1024
    override: no
    state: present

- name: Set C pagefile, override if exists
  community.windows.win_pagefile:
    drive: C
    initial_size: 1024
    maximum_size: 1024
    state: present

- name: Remove C pagefile
  community.windows.win_pagefile:
    drive: C
    state: absent

- name: Remove all current pagefiles, enable AutomaticManagedPagefile and query at the end
  community.windows.win_pagefile:
    remove_all: yes
    automatic: yes

- name: Remove all pagefiles disable AutomaticManagedPagefile and set C pagefile
  community.windows.win_pagefile:
    drive: C
    initial_size: 2048
    maximum_size: 2048
    remove_all: yes
    automatic: no
    state: present

- name: Set D pagefile, override if exists
  community.windows.win_pagefile:
    drive: d
    initial_size: 1024
    maximum_size: 1024
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key

Description

automatic_managed_pagefiles

boolean

Whether the pagefiles is automatically managed.

Returned: When state is query.

Sample: true

pagefiles

list / elements=string

Contains caption, description, initial_size, maximum_size and name for each pagefile in the system.

Returned: When state is query.

Sample: [{“caption”: “c:\\ \u0027pagefile.sys\u0027”, “description”: “\u0027pagefile.sys\u0027 @ c:\\”, “initial_size”: 2048, “maximum_size”: 2048, “name”: “c:\\pagefile.sys”}, {“caption”: “d:\\ \u0027pagefile.sys\u0027”, “description”: “\u0027pagefile.sys\u0027 @ d:\\”, “initial_size”: 1024, “maximum_size”: 1024, “name”: “d:\\pagefile.sys”}]

Authors

  • Liran Nisanov (@LiranNis)