Module could not be found (VSTS Build with Windows 10 SDK for Creators update )


We are creating appxbundle on VSTS for UWP apps. The builds are successful, however at runtime we are getting exception while accessing the following method:

public static Task<DeviceManagementClient> CreateAsync(IDeviceTwin deviceTwin, IDeviceManagementRequestHandler hostAppHandler);


    The specified module could not be found. 
    (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007E) at System.StubHelpers.StubHelpers.GetWinRTFactoryObject(IntPtr pCPCMD) 
at SystemConfiguratorProxyClient.SCProxyClient..ctor() at Microsoft.Devices.Management.SystemConfiguratorProxy..ctor() 
at Microsoft.Devices.Management.DeviceManagementClient.<CreateAsync>d__7.MoveNext() --- 

Build Machine: Windows Server 2012 R2 with Windows 10 SDK Fall creators update

Runtime: Dragonboard with Windows 10 RS3 build

We followed the UWP build template for creating the app packages.

What are we missing?

asked on Stack Overflow Nov 3, 2017 by Naresh • edited Aug 21, 2020 by Richard Chambers

1 Answer


The problem was we had a custom Nuget package which was built in Debug version, hence it was not working in release build configuration. Thanks!

answered on Stack Overflow Nov 17, 2017 by Naresh

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