Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Client Restore Does Not Work
Posted on 2016-08-08
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.