Product Version: 10.5
Last Modified: 12 November 2021
When attempting to recover/replicate/flash boot a VM to Windows Server 2012 R2, the following error appears:
After multiple reinstalls or reboots of the same VM, one or multiple
.efi files may appear in your VM settings → Firmware menu. To work around this when recovering/replicating/flash booting a VM to Windows Server 2012 R2, you need to delete these files to reset to a compatible boot order (for example, set 'Hard Drive' to primary boot). Enter the following commands in powershell, replacing <Your VM Name> with the actual virtual machine name:
This will remove any items with the "File" type from the VM's boot order settings, including EFI firmware files. Reconfigure the boot order if necessary and try starting the recovery/replication/flash boot job again.