Set your OneDrive for Business storage quota

Hi, We have found it difficult to upgrade a specific One Drive Users Storage Quota. Below you will find a full article on how to do so.


By default, the storage space for each OneDrive for Business user is 1 TB. If you have one of the following Office 365 plans, you can increase the default storage for new users to up to 5 TB:

  • Office 365 Enterprise E3, E4 and E5
  • Office 365 Government E3, E4 and E5
  • Office 365 Education
  • OneDrive for Business Plan 2 and SharePoint Online Plan 2

Let’s get started…First you’ll want to download and install the Sharepoint Management Shell, Upgrading a users quota can only be done in Shell at this time. Here’s like link to the Management Shell

Next you’ll want to connect to sharepoint online modifying a few fields in order to connect to your organization.

$userCredential = Get-Credential -UserName $adminUPN -Message "Type the password."
Connect-SPOService -Url https://$ -Credential $userCredential

Copy and paste the code to a Notepad and edit the following settings in bold with your company information. Line 1, Sharepoint Online Admin Username and Line 2 is Company Name.

Now that your connected let’s get to the fun stuff! Specifying the Quota!

You can set the quota for a specific user by using the Set-SPOSite Windows PowerShell cmdlet.

Set-SPOSite -Identity <siteURL> -StorageQuota <quota>

For <quota>, specify the value in megabytes for the quota. For example, 1048576 for 1 TB or 5242880 for 5 TB. You can specify any value that you want, however, if you specify a value greater than that allowed by a given user’s license, that user’s quota will be rounded down to the maximum value allowed by their license.

(You can display a list of OneDrive for Business site collections if you want to change the quota on more than one.)

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