SetInformationJobObject function

Sets limits for a job object.

Syntax

BOOL SetInformationJobObject(
  HANDLE             hJob,
  JOBOBJECTINFOCLASS JobObjectInformationClass,
  LPVOID             lpJobObjectInformation,
  DWORD              cbJobObjectInformationLength
);

Parameters

hJob

A handle to the job whose limits are being set. The CreateJobObject or OpenJobObject function returns this handle. The handle must have the JOB_OBJECT_SET_ATTRIBUTES access right. For more information, see Job Object Security and Access Rights.

JobObjectInformationClass

The information class for the limits to be set. This parameter can be one of the following values.

Value Meaning
JobObjectAssociateCompletionPortInformation
7
The lpJobObjectInfo parameter is a pointer to a JOBOBJECT_ASSOCIATE_COMPLETION_PORT structure.
JobObjectBasicLimitInformation
2
The lpJobObjectInfo parameter is a pointer to a JOBOBJECT_BASIC_LIMIT_INFORMATION structure.
JobObjectBasicUIRestrictions
4
The lpJobObjectInfo parameter is a pointer to a JOBOBJECT_BASIC_UI_RESTRICTIONS structure.
JobObjectCpuRateControlInformation
15
The lpJobObjectInfo parameter is a pointer to a JOBOBJECT_CPU_RATE_CONTROL_INFORMATION structure.

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  This flag is not supported.

JobObjectEndOfJobTimeInformation
6
The lpJobObjectInfo parameter is a pointer to a JOBOBJECT_END_OF_JOB_TIME_INFORMATION structure.
JobObjectExtendedLimitInformation
9
The lpJobObjectInfo parameter is a pointer to a JOBOBJECT_EXTENDED_LIMIT_INFORMATION structure.
JobObjectGroupInformation
11
The lpJobObjectInfo parameter is a pointer to a USHORT value that specifies the list of processor groups to assign the job to. The cbJobObjectInfoLength parameter is set to the size of the group data. Divide this value by sizeof(USHORT) to determine the number of groups.

Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  This flag is not supported.

JobObjectGroupInformationEx
14
The lpJobObjectInfo parameter is a pointer to a buffer that contains an array of GROUP_AFFINITY structures that specify the affinity of the job for the processor groups to which the job is currently assigned. The cbJobObjectInfoLength parameter is set to the size of the group affinity data. Divide this value by sizeof(GROUP_AFFINITY) to determine the number of groups.

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  This flag is not supported.

JobObjectLimitViolationInformation2
35
The lpJobObjectInfo parameter is a pointer to a JOBOBJECT_LIMIT_VIOLATION_INFORMATION_2 structure.

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  This flag is not supported.

JobObjectNetRateControlInformation
32
The lpJobObjectInfo parameter is a pointer to a JOBOBJECT_NET_RATE_CONTROL_INFORMATION structure.

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  This flag is not supported.

JobObjectNotificationLimitInformation
12
The lpJobObjectInfo parameter is a pointer to a JOBOBJECT_NOTIFICATION_LIMIT_INFORMATION structure.

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  This flag is not supported.

JobObjectNotificationLimitInformation2
34
The lpJobObjectInfo parameter is a pointer to a JOBOBJECT_NOTIFICATION_LIMIT_INFORMATION_2 structure.

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  This flag is not supported.

JobObjectSecurityLimitInformation
5
This flag is not supported. Applications must set security limitations individually for each process.

Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  The lpJobObjectInfo parameter is a pointer to a JOBOBJECT_SECURITY_LIMIT_INFORMATION structure. The hJob handle must have the JOB_OBJECT_SET_SECURITY_ATTRIBUTES access right associated with it.

lpJobObjectInformation

The limits or job state to be set for the job. The format of this data depends on the value of JobObjectInfoClass.

cbJobObjectInformationLength

The size of the job information being set, in bytes.

Return Value

If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

Use the SetInformationJobObject function to set several limits in a single call. To establish the limits one at a time or change a subset of the limits, call the QueryInformationJobObject function to obtain the current limits, modify these limits, and then call SetInformationJobObject.

You must set security limits individually for each process associated with a job object, rather than setting them for the job object itself. For information, see Process Security and Access Rights.

Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP:  Use the SetInformationJobObject function to set security limits for the job object.

To compile an application that uses this function, define _WIN32_WINNT as 0x0500 or later. For more information, see Using the Windows Headers.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header jobapi2.h (include Windows.h)
Library Kernel32.lib
DLL Kernel32.dll

See Also

JOBOBJECT_ASSOCIATE_COMPLETION_PORT

JOBOBJECT_BASIC_LIMIT_INFORMATION

JOBOBJECT_BASIC_UI_RESTRICTIONS

JOBOBJECT_CPU_RATE_CONTROL_INFORMATION

JOBOBJECT_END_OF_JOB_TIME_INFORMATION

JOBOBJECT_EXTENDED_LIMIT_INFORMATION

JOBOBJECT_LIMIT_VIOLATION_INFORMATION

JOBOBJECT_LIMIT_VIOLATION_INFORMATION_2

JOBOBJECT_NET_RATE_CONTROL_INFORMATION

JOBOBJECT_NOTIFICATION_LIMIT_INFORMATION

JOBOBJECT_NOTIFICATION_LIMIT_INFORMATION_2

JOBOBJECT_SECURITY_LIMIT_INFORMATION

Job Objects

Process Security and Access Rights

Process and Thread Functions

QueryInformationJobObject