To be honest, I am not sure. There are a lot of changes between the Windows 2016 and 2012 R2 architecture when it comes to checkpoints and RCT and so on.
Since all is new I assume your VM's are already configuration version 8?
Can you create a support call for this one? Might be something really stupid but I would like to get it checked nonetheless. As usual, please log the support case ID and follow-up here also