Now this was a funky bit of brain busting to figure out just what this error message was saying:
C:\>wmic.exe pagefileset create name="S:\PageFile.sys"
Description = Provider does not support put extensions
We did a quick search for “WMIC pagefileset create” and came up with:
- Microsoft KB 973423: You cannot set page files on a partition that is larger than 2 terabytes on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer
We went to the Workaround section and found the correct syntax for working with page files in Server Core. Now, the _only_ difference that we could see between what we inputted above and what was in the KB was the case of the file name?
Okay, so maybe WMIC commands are case sensitive?
C:\>wmic pagefileset create name="S:\pagefile.sys"
Instance creation successful.
Lesson learned and it is great to see the proper syntax for working with page files on Server Core is available on a Microsoft document with the _correct_ syntax.
Note that a search on the error itself turned up very little.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book