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

Can network peering in Azure be used for transit connections from on-premises
Understand the transit routing when using network peering with on-premises connectivity.
If accounts replicate from on-premises to Azure AD are they limited to 16 character passwords?
Find out password policies and how they relate to Azure AD when replicated from on-premises.
Manage BitLocker in an Enterprise
Find out how BitLocker can be managed in an enterprise
Can an in-place upgrade be performed to Windows 10 LTSB from 7/8.1?
Find out if an upgrade to Windows 10 LTSB is possible from 7/8.1?
Solve PowerShell problems on domain controllers after an upgrade
Solve PowerShell problems after a domain controller upgrade.
How can I restrict Cortana use in the Enterprise
Learn how to control Cortana in the Enterprise.
Are Traffic Manager instances only in one Azure region?
Find out the resiliency of Traffic Manager
Enable long file name support in Windows 10 2
Enable long filename support in Windows 10
How are Server Groups enabled in Configuration Manager
Enable pre-release features including server groups in Configuration Manager
Correct startup state for Netlogon on domain controllers
Understand the default startup state for Netlogon and why it might be wrong.
Why is scaling out preferred over scaling up? 2
Understand the difference between scaling out and scaling up and why one is better.
List cached credentials in Windows
View (and manage) cached credentials in Windows
How to create a UEFI bootable USB for Windows with large WIM files 1
Create a bootable USB drive for UEFI with a large WIM file.
Download a file from the Internet using PowerShell
Download files from the Internet using PowerShell.
Is there any downtime when resizing an Azure gateway
Find out what happens when you change the SKU of the Azure gateway.
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.

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