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 We are failing to convert a few physical machine to Hyper-V (W2012 R2) due to UEFI Secure Boot on the physical machine.
The physical machines are running Windows 2008 R2 Server or Windows 2012 Server. During the conversion process, we got the error showed in the attached image.

-- Could someone help us to resolve this issue?
-- How can the secure boot be disabled?
-- How can we convert the physical machines to Hyper-V based on Generation 2?

-- Any converter tool that support the convertion to Hyper-V on Windows 2012 R2 or 2016?

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Did you try turning off the secure boot option in the virtual machine settings. 

I've used Sysinternals Disk2VHD to do many P2V conversions. Since it requires the OS to be booted, it should get around the SecureBoot issue.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/disk2vhd

 

 

We could't complete the converstion of the machine from physical to virtual, so we can't use that command. The conversion process failed.

 

I will try that tool.

Hi Robert.

 

When we try to migrate the servers physically to virtual we get the following error message:

"There are blocking issues for the physical-to-virtual conversion: There is no BCD boot device found in the source machine, noticing that conversion of an EFI boot machine is currently not supported."

 

That error message does not let us start the migration.

By the way, we are migrating from IBM HS22 servers

Jonathan is a workmate, he can post more details.
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