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 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 Microsoft Virtualization Secrets (Wiley) and Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 with System Center and Azure (Wiley). John's blog is available at

Configure Time Sync on Virtualized FSMO PDC
Set up your Hyper-V virtualized FSMO PDC for time synchronization.
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Configuration Manager 2012 Cloud Distribution Point
Add a cloud distribution point to your System Center Configuration Manager deployment.
Fix IP Routing on Remote Desktop Gateway
Fix IP routing, which can break the functionality of Remote Desktop Gateway.
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Link Between Azure AD Account and On-Premises AD Account
Learn the link between on-premises Active Directory accounts and Azure Active Directory accounts.
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Fix RDP on Azure Virtual Machine
Fix broken RDP on an Azure virtual machine.
Connecting to SQL Server via SSMS
Fix problems connecting to SQL Server via SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).
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Updating Tenant Information in System Center 2012 R2 VMM
Fix errors updating tenant information in System Center 2012 R2 VMM.
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Set Cloud and Owner for VMs in VMM
Use PowerShell to easily set the cloud and owner for VMs in VMM.
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Locate Virtual Machines
Use PowerShell to find all virtual machines that aren't in a specific location.
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Give an Azure VM an Internet-Routable IP Address
Learn how to give an Azure virtual machine a direct Internet IP address.
Hybrid VM Deployment Through System Center and Windows Azure Pack
Take a look at a simple System Center Orchestrator runbook to deploy in a hybrid environment.
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Use NetApp to Convert VMDK to VHD
Use NetApp PowerShell to easily convert a VMDK to VHD.
Using an RODC as a GC Server
Learn why making a read-only domain controller (RODC) a Global Catalog (GC) server isn't a problem.
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Group Policy Preferences for IE 11
Where are Internet Explorer 11's Group Policy preferences?
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Update DFSR for a Server from Active Directory
Force a file server to discover which DFSR sets it should belong to.
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* How and when to use Azure
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