The Apply Driver Package task fails with 80070057 in Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (current branch)



After you upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch version 1706 or a later version, the Apply Driver Package task fails, and the following error is logged in SMSTS.log:


The new Install driver package via running DISM with recurse option feature in the Apply Driver Package task is introduced in Configuration Manager Current Branch version 1706. If the existing boot images aren’t updated to the new Configuration Manager binaries, this option isn’t recognized. Therefore, error 80070057 is returned. 


To fix the issue, follow these steps to update the boot images:

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, click Software Library.
  2. In the Software Library workspace, expand Operating Systems, and then click Boot Images.
  3. Right-click the boot image that you want to update, and then select Update Distribution Points.
  4. Repeat step 3 for all boot images that were previously distributed.