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  1. Way to change auto-shutdown settings programmatically per-instance (rather than lab wide)

    Currently you can set the auto-shutdown settings on a lab-wide basis either manually or in an ARM template that creates a DevTest Labs instance. However, when you create environments using an ARM template base which creates multiple VM's, they all have the auto-shutdown settings of the DevTest Lab.

    If the Lab policy allows the user to change the Auto-Shutdown settings, then you can manually change them on a per-VM basis through the UI, but there doesn't appear to be a way of changing those settings programmatically (either in the ARM template that creates the environment or through PowerShell after creation).

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  2. Value of input parameter _artifactsLocation should be set with a trailing '/' when provisioning a lab from a custom ARM template

    Using uri function (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group-template-functions-string#uri) in the ARM template is not possible because it truncates the end of parameter _artifactsLocation:

    Currently Azure sets parameter _artifactsLocation to a value like this: https://***.blob.core.windows.net/artifacts/YYY/ZZZ
    As a result, function uri truncates the end (ZZZ) and returns https://***.blob.core.windows.net/artifacts/YYY
    This prevents to call nested resources using function uri
    To fix this, _artifactsLocation value should have a trailing "/" like this: https://***.blob.core.windows.net/artifacts/YYY/ZZZ/

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  3. Way to change auto-shutdown settings programmatically per-instance (rather than lab wide)

    Currently you can set the auto-shutdown settings on a lab-wide basis either manually or in an ARM template that creates a DevTest Labs instance. However, when you create environments using an ARM template base which creates multiple VM's, they all have the auto-shutdown settings of the DevTest Lab.

    If the Lab policy allows the user to change the Auto-Shutdown settings, then you can manually change them on a per-VM basis through the UI, but there doesn't appear to be a way of changing those settings programmatically (either in the ARM template that creates the environment or through PowerShell after creation).

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