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 an Azure App Service be part of a virtual network?
Understand how Azure App Services relate to Virtual Networks
Find VM worker process for 2012 R2 and above Hyper-V
Find the worker process for a specific VM with Hyper-V 2102 R2 and above
Live migration possible with a nested VM?
Can you live migrate a VM that is enabled for nested virtualization?
Use expression based audit policies
Use expression based audit policies for user/group based auditing
Use DNS scopes for granular record results based on client location
Use DNS zone scopes to return different results based on the client location
When does a CBB lose servicing 3
Understand the CBB support stance for Windows 10
Which Linux distributions support runtime memory resize
Check which Linux distributions support certain features.
Network trace from Server Core
Perform a network trace on a Server Core box
Remove Edge tab in Internet Explorer
Remove the edge tab from Internet Explorer
Convert a Windows 10 system from BIOS to UEFI
Convert a system from BIOS to UEFI
Enable DNS recursion for internal clients only
Configure DNS recursion for internal clients only
DNS on Nano Server options
Understand what DNS can do on Nano Server
Hyper-V VMs from NFS?
Can you run Hyper-V VMs from NFS? Why would you?
Errors booting a Nano ISO from a VM
Understand why an ISO for physical build won't work for a Hyper-V VM
Problems loading a module from a remote session
Understand why loading powershell modules from a restricted endpoint has problems.


When does a CBB lose servicing
April 25, 2017

No. Remember the TWO most current branches are supported which means once 1703 is CBB then it and the previous (1607) are supported but the previous to that goes into grace...

When to use ReFS in Windows Server 2016
March 28, 2017

Remember the other article was CSV specific. For CSV stick with NTFS because of the redirected mode ReFS forces. For NON CSV you COULD use ReFS based on the possible benefits...

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...