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ClearPageFileAtShutdown

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

ClearPageFileAtShutdown

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

 

Data type Range Default value

REG_DWORD

0 | 1

0

Description

Specifies whether inactive pages in the paging file are filled with zeros when the system stops. This is a Windows Server 2003 security feature that prevents the pages from being read by another process. The system cannot fill active pages with zeros because some are being used by the system or by other active processes.

 

Value Meaning

0

Inactive pages are not filled with zeros.

1

Inactive pages are filled with zeros.

 

Caution

  • Changing this value can degrade the performance of your computer.

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