Importing a VM that is exported from Windows Server 2012 R2 into Windows Server 2012 is not supported

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 EssentialsWindows Server 2012 R2 Standard More

Introduction


Moving a virtual machine (VM) from a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V host to a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host is not a supported scenario under any circumstances. 

When you try import a VM that is exported from a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V host into a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host, you receive the following error message: 

Hyper-V did not find virtual machines to import from the location <folder location>.
The operation failed with error code '32784'.

Note You can move a VM from a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host to a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V host. This is a supported scenario.