How to verify the Page File location using a script

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Author: Nirmal Sharma MVP
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The following knowledgebase will explain the methods you can use to check the Location of Page File on local and remote computer.

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To check on local computer:
 
You can use the following methods:
 
  1. Connecting to Remote Registry Service
  2. Using a script
 
The first method is easy but includes a lot of efforts. You can navigate to the following location in registry after connecting to remote registry:
 
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
 
The above registry key includes the following values in right pane:
 
   pagingfiles      REG_MULTI_SZ        c:\pagefile.sys 3131 3131\0\0
 
To check on a Remote Computer:
 
You can use the below script to check the Paging File location on a remote computer:
 
@echo off
 
Srvlist=C:\Temp\Srvlist.txt
 
Echo Computer Name, Paging File Location >> Result.csv
 
SET PF_Loc=
 
For /F “Tokens=*” %%a In (%srvlist%) Do (
 
Set Comp_name=%%a
 
Set RegQry=”\\%%a\HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\control\session manager\Memory management /v pagingfiles
 
REG.exe Query %RegQry% > CheckCC.txt
 
FOR /f “Tokens=3” %%b in (CheckCC.txt) Do SET PF_Loc=%%b
 
Echo %Comp_name, %PF_Loc% >> Result.csv
 
)
 
The above script will check remote computer for one registry entry for Paging File location and the results will be saved in a CSV format file.

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Article ID: 556020 - Last Review: September 26, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition
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