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

Operations Manager Agent and Management Pack Deployment
Learn how to track the Operations Manager agent and Management Pack deployment.
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Traffic Manager HTTPS Checking
Learn the certificate requirements for HTTPS monitoring for Azure Traffic Manager.
DFS-R vs. BranchCache in Branch Offices
Find out whether you should use DFS-R or BranchCache.
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Hosting File Share on Hyper-V Server
Find out whether you can use a file share on a Hyper-V server.
Disable Integrity Streams for ReFS
Disable integrity streams on ReFS for certain files.
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License System Center 2012 in Azure
License System Center in Windows Azure.
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Modify Windows Connected Standby Timeout
Modify the amount of time your Windows machine stays in Connected Standby before hibernating.
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Install Applications on RDSH
Install applications on your Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host server.
Create DC from SYSVOL Backup
Can you use a previous version of Windows SYSVOL backup when using Install from Media to promote a domain controller?
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Disable Trackpad on Surface Pro 3
Turn off the Surface Pro 3 trackpad if you use an external mouse.
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Monthly Surface Device Updates
Check what's updated each month for your Surface device.
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Solve PowerShell Dependency Within Function Problems
Fix problems with DSCs requiring modules copied within a script.
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Azure DNS Reverse Lookup Support
Find out the level of support for reverse DNS in Azure.
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Maximum Number of OS Images Uploaded to Azure
Find out whether there's a limit on the number of OS images you can upload to Azure.
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Autostart the Windows SMTP Service
Solve the problem of SMTP not automatically starting at OS startup.
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