FIX SCCM Offline Servicing Error 0x80004001 Applicability check not supported | ConfigMgr

Let’s check how to FIX SCCM Offline Servicing Error 0x80004001 Applicability check not supported when offline servicing a WIM image with the Latest Cumulative Update. Offline Servicing is the process to keep your WIM file updated by injecting the latest SSU/LCU and other Security Updates.

Recently, few users have reported that when you do the Offline serving to the image available in Configuration Manager, you may encounter an error message when you use it together with a few latest cumulative updates (LCU). Let’s understand more about that and the steps to fix it.

Issue Summary 

As per Microsoft, when you use the configuration manager current branch with the latest ADK for offline servicing on a .wim file, use the Latest Cumulative Update (LCU) for Windows 10.

To do the servicing, you select an available operating system image in the Configuration Manager console from the \Software Library\Overview\Operating Systems\Operating System Images folder.

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In this scenario, offline servicing fails and generates an error. For example

  • You import the “Windows 10 20H2 (updated Feb 2021)” .wim file.
  • You do offline servicing on this .wim file by using “2021-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems” (KB 5000802).
  • The following error entry is logged in the OfflineServicingMgr log:
GetUpdateApplicability returned code 0x80004001~
Applicability State = APPLICABILITY_CHECK_NOT_SUPPORTED, Update Binary = C:\ConfigMgr_OfflineImageServicing\73676b06-20a9-48a6-89c7-7646d20ce44f\Windows10.0-KB5000802-x64.cab.

This problem occurs only if you do offline servicing for one of the affected Windows 10 versions (20H2, 20H1, 2004) combined with any listed LCUs, used together with the following LCUs

  • 2021-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10
  • 2021-04 Cumulative Update for Windows 10
  • 2021-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 10

Important – This problem does not occur if you do offline servicing using an earlier version LCU (such as “2021-02 Cumulative Update for Windows 10”).

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Workaround

Let’ see FIX SCCM Offline Servicing Error 0x80004001 Applicability check not supported –

  • Download the LCU that you want to manually apply from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Input the KB article number and click the Search icon.

Note – While making use of search, make sure no space between KB<Article Number>. For example KB5000802

FIX SCCM Offline Servicing Error 0x80004001 Applicability check not supported
FIX SCCM Offline Servicing Error 0x80004001 Applicability check not supported

Identify the required patch as per the environment. For example, Here’s how you can download LCU KB500802, which failed to inject during SCCM Offline Servicing.

Here you can see Search results for “KB5000802”. Check and Select the products (Windows Version) and click on Download. If the update has any prerequisite updates, get those too.

FIX SCCM Offline Servicing Error 0x80004001 Applicability check not supported
FIX SCCM Offline Servicing Error 0x80004001 Applicability check not supported

Once you have downloaded it, you can use the DISM command to manually apply the LCU to the WIM image.

FIX SCCM Offline Servicing Error 0x80004001 Applicability check not supported

Mount the Windows image (Install.wim) – Use DISM to mount the image into a temporary location on your PC.

Important – Identify the image index before you proceed further. You can get more details about the Image Index.

Start the DISM (Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment) Run as administrator. Run the below command for create folder/directory and mount the Wim file.

In this example – Directory is created inside D drive named _Mount and WIM File location “D:\temp\W10 20H2 (updated Feb-2021)\w10-20H2-install.wim” Make sure that you adjust the paths as per your environment.

mkdir D:\_Mount

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\amd64\DISM\dism.exe" /mount-wim /wimfile:"D:\temp\W10 20H2 (updated Feb-2021)\w10-20H2-install.wim" /mountdir:D:\_Mount /index:3
FIX SCCM Offline Servicing Error 0x80004001 Applicability check not supported
FIX SCCM Offline Servicing Error 0x80004001 Applicability check not supported

Add a Windows update package to an image – To apply the download latest update to your mounted image

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\amd64\DISM\dism.exe" /image:D:\_Mount /add-package /packagepath:"D:\temp\2021-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5000802)\AMD64-all-windows10.0-kb5000802-x64_f1da84b3bfa1c402d98dfb3815b1f81d7dceb001.msu

Where AMD64-all-windows10.0-kb5000802-x64_f1da84b3bfa1c402d98dfb3815b1f81d7dceb001.msu is the name of the update file!

Verify that the packages appear correctly, Review the resulting list of packages and verify that the list contains the package.

Dism /Get-Packages /image:<path_to_image>

Lock in the update

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\amd64\DISM\dism.exe" /Image:"D:\_Mount" /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase

If you’re done updating your image, you can unmount it, committing changes.

Unmount the Windows Image

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\amd64\DISM\dism.exe" /unmount-wim /mountdir:D:\_Mount /commit

rmdir /Q /S D:\_Mount
FIX SCCM Offline Servicing Error 0x80004001 Applicability check not supported
FIX SCCM Offline Servicing Error 0x80004001 Applicability check not supported

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5 thoughts on “FIX SCCM Offline Servicing Error 0x80004001 Applicability check not supported | ConfigMgr”

  1. Hello! I just tried it with the new 2021-06 Cumulative Update with my default 20H2 Image. The “Applicability check not supported” Error still happens. I hope MS will fix this in a future SCCM-Version.

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      • I have seen that MS updated the corresponding article. Apparently the issue does not longer occur, when the base image has a Build of at least .985 (which is the May 2021 Update). So the workaround is only needed once.
        But i haven´t tested it yet.

      • I can confirm that after the manual update of the wim to .985 (2021-05), i could successfully apply the 2021-06 Cumulative Update via SCCM Offline Servicing.

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