We were recently asked if you could recover a Windows Image Backup of a 2008 R2 server taken with BackupAssist
directly to a newly created Hyper-V
Virtual Machine. This was something that should work in theory as part of the 'recover to dissimilar hardware' function of Windows image backups, but there are a few considerations that have to be met for a clean restore process.
So here is the best way we have found to achieve this.