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I can modify page file settings via WMI like this

PS D:\> gwmi win32_pagefilesetting

                            MaximumSize Name                                    Caption
                            ----------- ----                                    -------
                                   8192 c:\pagefile.sys                         c:\ 'pagefile.sys'
                                   8192 d:\pagefile.sys                         d:\ 'pagefile.sys'


PS D:\> $pf=gwmi win32_pagefilesetting
PS D:\> $pf.gettype()

IsPublic IsSerial Name                                     BaseType
-------- -------- ----                                     --------
True     True     Object[]                                 System.Array

PS D:\> $pf[0].InitialSize=4096;$pf[0].MaximumSize=4096
PS D:\> $pf[0].Put()
PS D:\> gwmi win32_pagefilesetting

                            MaximumSize Name                                    Caption
                            ----------- ----                                    -------
                                   4096 c:\pagefile.sys                         c:\ 'pagefile.sys'
                                   8192 d:\pagefile.sys                         d:\ 'pagefile.sys'

But how can I remove a page file setting, e.g. in this remove the page file on D:?

2 Answers 2

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Found it.

There is a .Delete() method that does the trick.

PS D:\> $pf[1].Delete()
PS D:\> gwmi win32_pagefilesetting

                            MaximumSize Name                                    Caption
                            ----------- ----                                    -------
                                   4096 c:\pagefile.sys                         c:\ 'pagefile.sys'

Done.

3

Although not recommended by some, if you would like to disable pagefiles completely, be sure to disable Automatic page management as well:

# Disable automatic pagefile management
$cs = gwmi Win32_ComputerSystem
if ($cs.AutomaticManagedPagefile) {
    $cs.AutomaticManagedPagefile = $False
    $cs.Put()
}
# Disable a *single* pagefile if any
$pg = gwmi win32_pagefilesetting
if ($pg) {
    $pg.Delete()
}

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