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


Log everything typed and returned in PowerShell
Log everything typed in PowerShell.
Enable multiple remote sessions to inhabit a single session
Configure multiple remote sessions for the same user to share a session
Log on to Nano Server with a local account
Learn how to logon with a local account on Nano Server
Adding drivers to Nano Server
Learn how to add drivers to Nano Server
How are local accounts created on Nano Server
Create local accounts on Nano Server
Restrict remote PowerShell to a set of cmdlets
Learn how to create an alternate PowerShell endpoint with a restricted set of cmdlets.
How can I create a restricted alternate PowerShell session configuration
Create a restricted alternate PowerShell session configuration.
Import PowerShell module from a remote machine
Load a PowerShell module from a remote server.
Maximum amount of time Azure Network Watcher pack capture can run
Understand maximum packet capture time with Azure Network Watcher.
Update all blank email addresses in AD with PowerShell
Update all users with blank emails via PowerShell
Agent requirements to use Azure Network Monitoring
Learn if the VM agent is required to use the Azure Network Monitoring
Is data stored in Azure for Cloud Management Gateway
Understand data storage with a Cloud Management Gateway
Unjoin a Nano Server instance from a domain
Understand if Nano Server instances can be removed from a domain
Understand the Configuration Manager Cloud Management Gateway
Understand what a Cloud Management Gateway is and if you want to use it.
Easily download files from SharePoint
Download multiple files from SharePoint the easy way


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.