Vertically scale down Azure Resource Manager VM with Azure Automation

This Azure Automation runbook can help you vertically scale down an Azure Resource Manager VM. This runbook can run from an Azure alert or by itself. This is intended to run only in Azure Automation service. An Azure Automation account with the "Run as" feature is required.

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Verified on the following platforms
Windows 10 Yes
Windows Server 2012 Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2 No
Windows Server 2008 R2 No
Windows Server 2008 No
Windows Server 2003 No
Windows Server 2016 No
Windows 8 Yes
Windows 7 No
Windows Vista No
Windows XP No
Windows 2000 No
This script is tested on these platforms by the author. It is likely to work on other platforms as well. If you try it and find that it works on another platform, please add a note to the script discussion to let others know.