When trying to create a configuration-only package, using Infrastructure Manager, the package is unable to be deployed.
This issue was found with UIM 8.51 and distsrv 5.40, but the information here is generally applicable to most versions of UIM.
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.
Upgrade the probe to 7.97, or downgrade the probe to a previous version.