Resize a Cloud PC

The Resize remote action lets you upgrade a Cloud PC’s RAM, CPU, and storage size to meet the user’s needs. This is important for users that need more powerful Cloud PCs to run CPU intensive applications, or for users that need more disk space for file storing.


To resize a Cloud PC, the admin must have any of the following built in Azure Active Directory roles:

  • Global Admin
  • Intune Service Admin

Alternatively, you can assign a custom role that includes the permissions of the built in roles above.

To Resize a Cloud PC, it must have a status of Provisioned in the Windows 365 provisioning node

Resizing isn’t supported for group-based licenses.

The Resize remote action is supported for paid, preview, and trial licenses.

Resize a Cloud PC

  1. Contact your end users and have them save their work and sign out. Resizing automatically disconnects the user from their session and any unsaved work might be lost. Therefore, it's best to coordinate any resizing with the user before you begin.
  2. Sign in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, select Devices > All Devices > choose a device > Resize. Screenshot of resize a Cloud PC
  3. You’ll see a list with all the possible SKUs that you can upgrade to. You can only increase a Cloud PC’s storage and specifications. Options with lower storage or specifications are grayed out. Select one of the available options.
  4. Select Resize.
    • If there are available licenses the upgrade will take place.
    • If you have a combination of paid and trial licenses, the resize feature will use your paid licenses first. After these run out, the resize operation will use your trial licenses.
    • If there are no licenses in your inventory, the resizing will fail. You can contact your procurement admin to request more licenses. After the license has been purchased and added to the inventory in the Microsoft Admin Center, you can retry the resize operation.

Next steps

For more information on Cloud PC sizes, see Cloud PC size recommendations.