win_optional_feature – Manage optional Windows features

New in version 2.8.

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 / 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

win_chocolatey – Manage packages using chocolatey
The official documentation on the win_chocolatey module.
win_feature – Installs and uninstalls Windows Features on Windows Server
The official documentation on the win_feature module.
win_package – Installs/uninstalls an installable package
The official documentation on the win_package module.

Examples

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

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

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

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

- name: Install multiple features in one task
  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


Status

Authors

  • Carson Anderson (@rcanderson23)

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