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

FTP using PowerShell
FTP using PowerShell with an easy to use module.
Critical updates using Current Branch for Business
Understand how critical and security updates work with Current Branch for Business Windows 10.
Configure a machine to use Current Branch for Business with Windows 10
Use Current Branch for Business with Windows 10.
Bulk import VMs while changing the virtual switch name
Bulk import VMs while changing the virtual switch using PowerShell
Inject multiple IP addresses into a NIC during replica failover
Inject multiple IP addresses into a single vmNIC during Hyper-V Replica failover.
Use Azure Resource Manager policies
Use policies to control resources in Azure.
Maximum limits for AD LDS
Understand limits for AD LDS
Is Hyper-V susceptible to memory deduplication attacks?
Is Hyper-V susceptible to memory deduplication attacks?
Check network virtualization addresses and routing
View network virtualization information and check connectivity between hosts.
Does Windows Server 2016 require a dedicated gateway host?
Get ready to architect your 2016 network virtualization environment.
Bringing back an offline DC that was a FSMO role holder
Should an offline DC be brought back if its roles have been seized.
Change the VLAN of a site in a logical network
Understand how to change a VLAN for a site in a logical network.
How to I reclaim an allocated IP from a SCVMM pool?
Reclaim an IP address to a SCVMM IP pool
Windows 10 fresh install using Windows 7/8 key possible?
Install Windows 10 using a Windows 7/8/8.1 key!
Difference between Azure Backup agent in VM and Azure IaaS backup
Understand the difference in options for backing up to Azure Backup for Azure IaaS VMs.
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

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
March 13, 2014

I can't speak for internal Microsoft policy however with the new scalability I see many virtualized SQL environments. There are still environments that keep it physical but...

Remove Lync-Specific Attributes for Users
February 28, 2014

The modified code for those 3 included would be:

get-aduser -filter {msRTCSIP-PrimaryUserAddress -like "*"}|set-aduser -clear msRTCSIP-PrimaryUserAddress,msRTCSIP-...

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