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Configuring Virtual Memory Settings via GPO

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Hi,

Is it possible to configure Windows XP virtual memory settings to 'system managed' page file size using Group Policy?

Thanks,

Mike
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I dont think there is a GPO for it, but here is  areg command that will do it. Can easily deploy it in a login script, or PSEXEC?
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Guess the reg command might be helpful....

reg add "hklm\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management" /v pagingfiles /t reg_multi_sz /d "C:\pagefile.sys 0 0" /f
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I wanted to avoid using login scripts if possible...
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How does the reg command work?
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From a command prompt.....if you have a listing of PCNames, you could use PSEXEC as well...

Are you famiiliar with that?
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Or take a shot at creating a custom ADM file....

Using Administrative Template Files with Registry-Based Group Policy
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E7D72FA1-62FE-4358-8360-8774EA8DB847&displaylang=en
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I'll take a shot at creating the ADM...
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This is a great reference, probably a little overkill for you now though.....

Windows System Policy Editor
http://www.oreilly.de/catalog/winsyspe/chapter/ch08.html
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by:JohnWolski
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Just a note to anyone who views this: According to the document http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog/downloads/howto_admTemplates.pdf creating a custom ADM file won't work in this case as the registry key containing the Paging File settings is a REG_MULTI_SZ which (along with REG_BINARY) can't actually be modfied by group policy. (I just tried) For any registry key which is not one of these two types creating a custom ADM should work fine however.
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