If you change advanced recovery settings on a protected virtual machine, you must reconfigure the virtual machine for the settings to take effect.

You can more efficiently configure recovery settings in a recovery plan if you target a single setting or a single virtual machine. In some cases, you can apply a setting only this way, for example, if you change settings in a disaster recovery or incomplete recovery scenario.


  1. On the Site Recovery home tab, select a site pair, and click View Details.
  2. Select the Recovery Plans tab, and click on the recovery plan to which the virtual machine belongs.
  3. On the Virtual Machines tab, right-click a virtual machine and click Configure Recovery.
  4. Make the changes you want to the recovery properties settings.
  5. Click OK.

What to do next

To apply recovery settings to virtual machines in a Protection Group, see Apply Recovery Settings to Virtual Machines in a Protection Group.