I am trying to enable replication between two servers running Windows 2012 in different data centers. I've configured them for certificate validation over https. When I attempt to enable replication from the source server, when I click Finish it fails with this:

[Window Title]
Enable Replication

[Main Instruction]
Enabling replication failed.

Hyper-V failed to enable replication.

[Expanded Information]
Hyper-V failed to enable replication for virtual machine 'MYTESTVM': A virtual disk support provider for the specified file was not found. (0xC03A0014). (Virtual machine ID blah..blah)

In the "Choose Replication VHDs" I see (and have checked) the two disk images, ex. C:\VM\MYTESTVM_12345-aaaa-bbbb-cccc-123456.avhdx

These machines are not part of a failover cluster or a domain.

  • Edit: 1/22/2017 - As a followup, I ended up having to reload the OS on the destination server. It seemed to have a bunch of different issues with its configuration causing this issue. Once it was reloaded I was able to finally get the replication working. – Paul Mrozowski Jan 22 '17 at 19:40

Any chance you have:

  • An "interesting" backup solution on the hosts?
  • Have pre-existing checkpoints, or external disks such as iSCSI, virtual fibre channel, or shared VHDX?

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