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

Create JSON file from existing Resource Group in Azure
Easily create JSON templates for Azure!
Learn what Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is
Understand exactly what Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is and how to get it.
Does Remote Credential Guard work with 8.1 client?
Find out if Remote Credential Guard works with Windows 8.1 as group policy may make you think it does!
Understand why connections to systems may fail once you set policy to prefer Remote Credential Guard.
Learn exactly what the policy related to preferring Remote Credential Guard really means.
Remote Credential Guard and RDP client domain requirements
Find out the requirements between the RDP client and the server with Remote Credential Guard.
Understand the credentials protected with Remote Credential Guard
Learn the credentials protected with Remote Credential Guard.
What is Mimikatz
Learn what Mimikatz is
Solve multi-monitor DisplayPort challenges with resolution and window placement
Solve challenges with multi-monitor configurations via DisplayPort
How to scale with RDCMan
Find out how to scale RDCMan.
Understand scale for Hyper-V with Windows Server 2016
Understand the scale numbers for Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
Right way to manage Windows 10 1
Understand which management approach to use with Windows 10
Upgrade to SCVMM 2016
Find out the right way to upgrade to SCVMM 2016 from 2012 R2
Run commands on every node in a cluster with PowerShell
Execute commands on every node in a cluster easily with PowerShell.
Create large number of OUs with set structure and delegation
Create large numbers of OUs with PowerShell that match a fixed structure
Solve JWT WAP authentication problems
Solve JWT authentication errors with ADFS and Windows Azure Pack.
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.

Azure Auto-Scale for IaaS
August 23, 2014

Yep, when I wrote it I didn't think the queues would be that useful however when revisiting I see the use cases so updated :-) Thanks

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