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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Client Restore Does Not Work

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My Client Restore feature is not working on my 2012 R2 Essentials server.

When I try to create a "computer recovery key" I get the message "The bootable USB flash drive could not be created." "After you fix the issue, try again."

I have another server set up in a test environment and it creates the key.

I tried using that key to do a client restore on the working server, but the restore fails.

I have also tried to do a client restore using the boot from LAN on the client PC. But it fails saying that it can't find the server. I know that is connected to the server because the PC was on the server and I simply turned it off, replaced the hard drive and turned it on again.

The server appears to be doing all the client backups OK. But I can't get restore to work.

I have been unable to find anything in the error logs that would point to the problem. (I have also rebooted the server)

Does anyone have a possible solution? I don't know anything else to try.
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