community.windows.win_power_plan – Changes the power plan of a Windows system

Note

This plugin is part of the community.windows collection.

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

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

Synopsis

  • This module will change the power plan of a Windows system to the defined string.

  • Windows defaults to balanced which will cause CPU throttling. In some cases it can be preferable to change the mode to high performance to increase CPU performance.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
name
string / required
String value that indicates the desired power plan.
The power plan must already be present on the system.
Commonly there will be options for balanced and high performance.

Examples

- name: Change power plan to high performance
  community.windows.win_power_plan:
    name: high performance

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
all_available_plans
dictionary
always
The name and enabled state of all power plans.

Sample:
{ "High performance": false, "Balanced": true, "Power saver": false }
power_plan_enabled
boolean
success
State of the intended power plan.

Sample:
True
power_plan_name
string
always
Value of the intended power plan.

Sample:
balanced


Authors

  • Noah Sparks (@nwsparks)