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The Win32_PageFileSetting class represents the settings of a page file. Information contained within objects instantiated from this class specify the page file parameters used when the file is created at system startup. The properties in this class can be modified and deferred until startup. These settings are different from the run time state of a page file expressed through the associated class Win32_PageFileUsage.

Note: The SE_CREATE_PAGEFILE privilege is required for Windows XP

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Data type String

A short textual description (one-line string) of the CIM_Setting object.


Data type String


Data type String


Data type String

A textual description of the CIM_Setting object.


Data type UInt32

The InitialSize property indicates the initial size of the page file.

Example: 139


Data type UInt32

The MaximumSize property indicates the maximum size of the page file.

Example: 178


Data type String

The Name property indicates the path and file name of the page file.



Data type String


Data type String

The identifier by which the CIM_Setting object is known.



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Content last updated: 2013-12-27 12:26:42 (UTC).