"How-To" Tutorials: FIX: Hyper-V Move Error 0x80090303

When moving a Hyper-V virtual server between two Server 2012 and Server 2012-R2 hosts, you may receive and error 0x80090303.

After verifying the Hyper-V Virtual Networks were named the same, checking the CPU Compatibility checkbox on the VMs, and ensuring the VM was turned ON, we still received an error.

It seems to be in environments with SBS 2008 or SBS 2011 domain controllers.  The error is:


There was an error during move operation.

Virtual machine migration operation failed at migration source.

Failed to authenticate the connection at the source host: The specified target is unknown or unreachable (0x80090303).

Virtual machine migration operation for 'VM-Name' failed at migration source 'HyperV-Host'

The Virtual Machine Management Service failed to authenticate the connection for a Virtual Machine migration at the source host: The specified target is unknown or unreachable (0x80090303).


You must use Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) to modify the AD Computer account attributes using the "Attribute Editor" tab.  (Note: Not ASDIEdit, just good old ADUC)


Source Server:

Destination Server:

Server 1:
Hyper-V Replica Service/HYPERV (name of your hyper-v server)
Hyper-V Replica Service/HyperV.yourdomain.local
Microsoft Virtual System Migration Service/HYPERV
Microsoft Virtual System Migration Service/HyperV.yourdomain.local
Microsoft Virtual Console Service/HYPERV
Microsoft Virtual Console Service/HyperV.yourdomain.local

Server 2:
Hyper-V Replica Service/HYPERV2
Hyper-V Replica Service/HyperV2.yourdomain.local
Microsoft Virtual System Migration Service/HYPERV2
Microsoft Virtual System Migration Service/HyperV2.yourdomain.local
Microsoft Virtual Console Service/HYPERV2
Microsoft Virtual Console Service/HyperV2.yourdomain.local


Hyper-V Replica Service/JTVS11

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