Create a pagefile (Windows)

Module: Account Integrity

Supported Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This check reports accounts with rights to create or change the size of pagefiles. Pagefiles are used to temporarily store portions of the system memory when there is not enough memory for all running applications and services to be loaded simultaneously. Adjusting the pagefile size can affect system performance. You can use the name list to exclude or include users or security groups that are not already excluded or included by the Users to check option.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Create a pagefile

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information

String ID: ESM_CREATE_PAGE_FILE

Category: Policy Compliance

  • Windows 2000 (105934)

  • Windows 2003 (205934)

  • Windows 2008 (248934)

  • Windows Vista (228930)

  • Windows XP (200930)

Title: Create a pagefile

Description:The user or security group has the right to create a pagefile. If the right is authorized, edit the check's name list. If the right is not authorized, use the Correct feature to revoke it.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: true

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]

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