unable to create a configuration only package

Document ID : KB000122767
Last Modified Date : 07/12/2018
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Issue:
When trying to create a configuration-only package, using Infrastructure Manager, the package is unable to be deployed.
Environment:
This issue was found with UIM 8.51 and distsrv 5.40, but the information here is generally applicable to most versions of UIM.
Cause:
There is a known issue with distsrv 5.40 when creating configuration-only packages.
The problem was introduced in 5.40 (previous versions don't have it) and corrected in a later release.
Resolution:
Upgrade the probe to 7.97, or downgrade the probe to a previous version.
Additional Information:
https://docops.ca.com/ca-unified-infrastructure-management-probes/ga/en/alphabetical-probe-articles/distsrv-monitor-distribution-server/distsrv-monitor-distribution-server-release-notes