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win_pagefile – Query or change pagefile configuration

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Query current pagefile configuration.
  • Enable/Disable AutomaticManagedPagefile.
  • Create new or override pagefile configuration.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
automatic
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Configures AutomaticManagedPagefile for the entire system.
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
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Override the current pagefile on the drive.
remove_all
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Remove all pagefiles in the system, not including automatic managed.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present
  • query ←
State of the pagefile.
system_managed
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Configures current pagefile to be managed by the system.
test_path
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Use Test-Path on the drive to make sure the drive is accessible before creating the pagefile.

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
  win_pagefile:

- name: Query C pagefile
  win_pagefile:
    drive: C

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

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

- name: Remove C pagefile
  win_pagefile:
    drive: C
    state: absent

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

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

- name: Set D pagefile, override if exists
  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 Returned Description
automatic_managed_pagefiles
boolean
When state is query.
Whether the pagefiles is automatically managed.

Sample:
True
pagefiles
list
When state is query.
Contains caption, description, initial_size, maximum_size and name for each pagefile in the system.

Sample:
[{'caption': "c:\\ 'pagefile.sys'", 'maximum_size': 2048, 'initial_size': 2048, 'description': "'pagefile.sys' @ c:\\", 'name': 'c:\\pagefile.sys'}, {'caption': "d:\\ 'pagefile.sys'", 'maximum_size': 1024, 'initial_size': 1024, 'description': "'pagefile.sys' @ d:\\", 'name': 'd:\\pagefile.sys'}]


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Authors

  • Liran Nisanov (@LiranNis)

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