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 Configuration Manager patch Nano Server?
Understand if Configuration Manager can patch Nano Server and how you can patch Nano Server.
Add TrustedHosts entry using PowerShell
Update TrustedHosts using PowerShell.
Call PowerShell from VBScript
Learn the easy way to call PowerShell from VBScript
ADFS with multiple forest authentication to Azure AD
Understand ADFS requirements when synchronizing multiple forests to a single Azure AD instance.
Deploy Personal Session Desktop collection in Windows Server 2016
Deploy Personal Session Desktops with Windows Server 2016 with PowerShell.
View and manage devices that can wake a machine using command prompt
Learn how to view and manage devices that can wake a machine.
Understand the zoom option in RDP 10
Understand what the zoom option is in RDP 10 and how to use it.
Understand how to get the vTPM option for your 2016 VMs
Find out why the vTPM option is missing and how to get it.
Update all VMs in a cluster to latest configuration level easily
Find out an easy way to update the Configuration Level of all VMs in a cluster
How much faster does Nano Server boot than other configuration levels?
Find out how much faster Nano Server is than anything else!
Will Nano Server have fewer patches than Server Core?
Understanding Nano Server patching and how patching has changed with Windows Server 2016
How is the configuration level changed in Windows Server 2016?
Learn how configuration levels have changed in Windows Server 2016 from what you are used to in Windows Server 2012 R2
VM Groups in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
Understand how to use VM Groups
NAT Forwarding switch in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
Use the new NAT Forwarding virtual switch in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016
Hyper-V volumes greater than 64 TB dangers
Learn why 64 TB should be considered the biggest volume you should ever use.
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

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...

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