UWF_OverlayConfig

Displays and configures global settings for the Unified Write Filter (UWF) overlay. You can modify the maximum size and the type of the UWF overlay.

Syntax

class UWF_OverlayConfig{
    [key, Read] boolean CurrentSession;
    [read] UInt32 Type;
    [read] SInt32 MaximumSize;

    UInt32 SetType(
        UInt32 type
    );
    UInt32 SetMaximumSize(
        UInt32 size
    );
};

Members

The following tables list the methods and properties that belong to this class.

Methods

Method Description

UWF_OverlayConfig.SetMaximumSize

Sets the maximum cache size, in megabytes, of the overlay.

UWF_OverlayConfig.SetType

Sets the type of the UWF overlay to either RAM-based or disk-based.

Properties

Property Data type Qualifiers Description

CurrentSessoin

Boolean

[key, read]

Indicates which session the object contains settings for.

Set to True for the current session; set to False for the next session that begins after a restart.

Type

UInt32

[read]

Indicates the type of overlay.

Set to 0 for a RAM-based overlay; set to 1 for a disk-based overlay.

MaximumSize

SInt32

[read]

Indicates the maximum cache size, in megabytes, of the overlay.

Remarks

Changes to the overlay configuration take effect on the next restart in which UWF is enabled.

Before you can change the Type or MaximumSize properties, UWF must be disabled in the current session.

Example

The following example demonstrates how to change the maximum size or the storage type of the overlay in UWF by using the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider in a PowerShell script.

The PowerShelll script creates two functions to modify the overlay configuration. It then demonstrates how to use the functions. The first function, Set-OverlaySize, sets the maximum size of the overlay. The second function, Set-OverlayType, sets the type of the overlay to RAM-based or disk-based.

$COMPUTER = "localhost"
$NAMESPACE = "root\standardcimv2\embedded"

# Define common parameters

$CommonParams = @{"namespace"=$NAMESPACE; "computer"=$COMPUTER}

function Set-OverlaySize([UInt32] $size) {

# This function sets the size of the overlay to which file and registry changes are redirected
# Changes take effect after the next restart

# $size is the maximum size in MB of the overlay

# Make sure that UWF is currently disabled

    $UWFFilter = Get-WmiObject -class UWF_Filter @commonParams

    if ($UWFFilter.CurrentEnabled -eq $false) {

# Get the configuration for the next session after a restart

        $nextConfig = Get-WMIObject -class UWF_OverlayConfig -Filter "CurrentSession = false" @CommonParams;

        if ($nextConfig) {

# Set the maximum size of the overlay

        $nextConfig.SetMaximumSize($size);
            write-host "Set overlay max size to $size MB."
        }
    } else {
        write-host "UWF must be disabled in the current session before you can change the overlay size."
    }
}

function Set-OverlayType([UInt32] $overlayType) {

# This function sets the type of the overlay to which file and registry changes are redirected
# Changes take effect after the next restart

# $overlayType is the type of storage that UWF uses to maintain the overlay. 0 = RAM-based; 1 = disk-based.

    $overlayTypeText = @("RAM-based", "disk-based")

# Make sure that the overlay type is a valid value

    if ($overlayType -eq 0 -or $overlayType -eq 1) {

# Make sure that UWF is currently disabled

        $UWFFilter = Get-WmiObject -class UWF_Filter @commonParams

        if ($UWFFilter.CurrentEnabled -eq $false) {

# Get the configuration for the next session after a restart

            $nextConfig = Get-WMIObject -class UWF_OverlayConfig -Filter "CurrentSession = false" @CommonParams;

            if ($nextConfig) {

# Set the type of the overlay

        $nextConfig.SetType($overlayType);
                write-host "Set overlay type to $overlayTypeText[$overlayType]."
            }
        } else {
            write-host "UWF must be disabled in the current session before you can change the overlay type."
        }
    } else {
        write-host "Invalid value for overlay type.  Valid values are 0 (RAM-based) or 1 (disk-based)."
    }
}

# The following sample commands demonstrate how to use the functions to change the overlay configuration

$RAMMode = 0
$DiskMode = 1

Set-OverlaySize 2048

Set-OverlayType $DiskMode

Requirements

Windows Edition Supported
Windows 10 Home No
Windows 10 Pro No
Windows 10 Enterprise Yes
Windows 10 Education Yes

Unified Write Filter WMI provider reference

Unified Write Filter