John Savill


John Savill is a Windows technical specialist, an 11-time MVP, and an MCSE for Private Cloud and Server Infrastructure 2012. He's also Azure certified, ITIL certified and a CISSP. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro, as well as the author of Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 with System Center and Azure (Wiley) and Mastering Azure Infrastructure Services (Wiley). John's blog is available at

Use DISM to manage images
Learn to use dism to mount images.
What is dot sourcing in PowerShell?
Understand dot sourcing in PowerShell
Can I mix installation options in a 2016 cluster?
understand mixing of installation options in a 2016 cluster.
Does Nano Server have separate cumulative updates
Understand the updates for cumulative updates.
Can Nano Server run 32-bit applications
Can Nano Server run legacy, 32-bit applications? What do you think?
Fix WinRM crash on Windows Server 2016
Fix WinRM crash on Windows Server 2016.
What are the DISM cmdlets?
Learn how to use the DISM cmdlets
View fully qualified domain name using cmd prompt
View the fully qualified domain name of a machine from the command line.
What is & in PowerShell
Use the call operator
Deploy SDNv2 with SCVMM 2016 1
Understand how to deploy SDNv2 with SCVMM 2016.
Item-level recovery with Azure Backup
Understand item-level recovery
Is Silverlight supported on Windows Server 2016?
Can you use Silverlight on Windows Server 2016? Yep!
Central list of Azure documentation shortcuts.
Find Azure documentation easily with a great central list of shortcuts.
Receiving the full SLA for Azure IaaS VMs
Understand the state of VMs in an availability set to receive the full Azure SLA.
Custom NIC settings in Azure and still use Azure DNS
Learn how to set a customer NIC configuration in Azure to use Azure DNS.
Why is scaling out preferred over scaling up?
November 23, 2016

Martin - Agree. That is why I said generally. If you look at most modern operating systems they charge by core rather than OS instance and most clouds charge the same way. For...

Understand virtual network peering in Azure
August 29, 2016

good catch, fixed Tim :-)

Q. Can I use the same storage account for all the VMs in an availability set?
May 18, 2016

I agree its not guaranteed to be different stamps but it may be which may give some additional resiliency. I wasn't saying it as an iron guarantee :-) ZRS/GRS gives additional...

PowerShell Storage Space Creation Tips
October 7, 2014

This is expected. You are using an environment based on Windows Server 2012 R2 to create (Windows PE 5) then trying to read on a prior version, Windows Server 2012.

Windows Powershell Master Class

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