MetaDeployProvider.dll missing from latest DISM Deployment tools

Peter Williams 96 Reputation points

Trying to run dism /image:c:\temp\boot.wim /Get-Drivers but errors with "Warning DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=2756 TID=7660 Failed to load the provider: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\AMD64\DISM\MetaDeployProvider.dll. - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_GetProvider(hr:0x8007007e)

This was a fresh 21H1 install with the latest versions of the Windows Kits (win10 - 10.1.18362.1 & WinPE 10.1.17763.1)

Any idea where I can get this from or if a fix id coming?

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  1. Peter Williams 96 Reputation points

    Well good news @Jenny Feng .
    I downloaded the Windows 11 version and the problem seems to have gone away.
    The missing dll isnt included in this version but I guess nothing is calling it.

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  1. Jenny Feng 13,966 Reputation points

    @Peter Williams
    Have you checked the DISM log file?

    You may need to run C:\Windows\system32>dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    Hope above information can help you.


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  2. Peter Williams 96 Reputation points

    I have and no difference.
    The problem isnt with Windows OS - the dll is missing from the kit
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\AMD64\DISM\MetaDeployProvider.dll

  3. Peter Williams 96 Reputation points

    Hi Jenny. Thanks for this. The problem isnt that I have the wrong version. The problem is that the current version seems to be missing critical dlls.
    I dont intend to pay to raise a case with Microsoft to tell them they have dropped a DLL from the current version.
    If there is a free way of doing so I will but I was hoping that someone from MS might read this and take the initiative to investigate.
    For the time being, as you need to upgrade the ADK to use 21H1 on MDT users just have to be aware that there are limitations on what they'll be able to do with DISM.

  4. Peter Williams 96 Reputation points

    Its not that tricky to answer. If someone from Msoft could just install ADK and confirm whether or not they get the required dlls. Should take about 5 min.
    If they get the MetaDeployProvider.dll then something has gone wrong with my setup. If they dont, MS have forgotten to include it in the package.
    Simple really.
    Heres a link.