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Recast RCT Enterprise

  • Client/Server Architecture
  • Troubleshooting/Data Insight
  • Fully Supported
  • Features


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Recast RCT Enterprise Features

Lab Manager

A simple, automated way to quickly transform computers into single purpose, kiosk-mode devices. Lab Manager makes it easy to prepare labs for state testing or set up task-specific internet workstations. With the Lab Manager Scheduler, administrators can decide exactly when their Lab Management settings are implemented and when they expire. To simulate a testing environment, administrators can replace a windows desktop image with an internet browser and automatically login users. Once a user is logged in, they can only be allowed access to sites the administrator has chosen and only use keyboard keys that the administrator deems necessary. If a computer is dormant, it can be restarted automatically through Lab Manager. Finally, in order to ensure testing confidentiality, files and folders can be automatically deleted once a user is finished with a computer.

Status Message Tool

There are Status Messages recorded for almost all parts of Configuration Manager. While they are not easily accessible through the Configuration Manager console, they can be quickly retrieved with Recast RCT Enterprise. Status Messages are the universal means for components to communicate information about their health to the System Center Configuration Manager administrator. Each Configuration Manager component has a set of predefined status messages assigned to it.

Querying

The Refined Querying tool is used to return data much faster than standard ConfigMgr querying. Queries can be limited to a particular collection and edited on-the-fly. After query results have been returned, administrators can act upon data by right clicking and utilizing additional features of the Recast RCT Enterprise. Query data can also be easily copied and pasted in Excel graphs without losing column headers.

Security & Auditing

With the Recast Server, user accounts can be added to the system and assigned specific roles that prohibit them from performing certain Recast RCT Enterprise actions. As roles are assigned, the effective permissions change. Users can view the available permissions for the administrators, auditors, read only, helpdesk and test roles. Custom roles can also be added and assigned task-specific permissions. The Security Auditing feature shows any actions that users have performed using the Recast RCT Enterprise. The in-depth layout indicates if actions were successful and provides error-level feedback.

Distribution Point Content Status Tool

By Right Clicking on any Distribution Point, this tools reveals the status of all content on that particular DP. The Content Information tool also shows when a particular piece of content was created and last updated. Additionally, when right-clicking on any piece of content (shown below), administrators can choose to redistribute, remove, validate or refresh. They can also Open the Content Source Folder and view Status Messages for that piece of content. Similarly, by Right Clicking on a Task Sequence, all Content in that Task Sequence is displayed.

Mobile Management

  • Backed by a client/server architecture, the mobile tools allow user to perform simple administrative tasks securely from their mobile devices.
  • Mobile Apps available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Releases/Versions

Recast Enterprise 2.5

Recast RCT Server

  • Supports SCCM Current Branch
  • New Features
    • Lab Management plugin - deploy and remove Lab Management profiles from your mobile devices
    • Task Scheduler plugin - schedule the deployment and removal of Lab Management profiles
    • ConfigMgr plugin exposes more of the ConfigMgr console views to mobile
    • WMI plugin - browse WMI on remote machines and invoke class and instance methods from your mobile devices
    • PowerShell plugin is now threaded
    • Improved Control Panel
    • Various bug fixes

Recast RCT

  • Supports SCCM Current Branch
  • New Features
    • Lab Management tools - allow you to configure a device or device collection for kiosk / lockdown mode
    • Status Message Query tool - surfaces relevant status messages in locations that make sense
    • Query tool - Run Recast Right Click Tools straight from the Queries node. Also provides a quick way to customize your queries.
    • Distribution Point Content Information - Shows information about the content on the distribution point
    • Redistribute Failed Content - Redistributes all failed content on selected distribution point
    • Task Sequence Content Information - Shows information about the content in the task sequence
    • Various bug fixes

Recast Enterprise 1.0

Version 1.0.5592.24871 (4/24/2015)

Recast Enterprise Server
  • Added ability to choose installation path
  • Errata
    • When the Recast Enterprise Desktop Tools are launched from the same computer that hosts the Recast Enterprise Server, delegation may not work correctly. Delegation will work correctly if the Recast Enterprise Desktop Tools are launched on a computer other than the Recast Enterprise Server.
    • Control Panel will display duplicate assigned permissions when a role is added to a role or user.
Recast Enterprise Desktop Tools
  • No changes

Version 1.0.5576.27127 (4/8/2015)

Recast Enterprise Server
  • Fixed issue where some tools would not respect ICMP echo / DNS reverse lookup global setting
  • Errata
    • When the Recast Enterprise Desktop Tools are launched from the same computer that hosts the Recast Enterprise Server, delegation may not work correctly. Delegation will work correctly if the Recast Enterprise Desktop Tools are launched on a computer other than the Recast Enterprise Server.
    • Control Panel will display duplicate assigned permissions when a role is added to a role or user.
Recast Enterprise Desktop Tools
  • No changes

Version 1.0.5572.30981 (4/4/2015)

Recast Enterprise Server
  • Initial Release
  • Errata
    • When the Recast Enterprise Desktop Tools are launched from the same computer that hosts the Recast Enterprise Server, delegation may not work correctly. Delegation will work correctly if the Recast Enterprise Desktop Tools are launched on a computer other than the Recast Enterprise Server.
    • Control Panel will display duplicate assigned permissions when a role is added to a role or user.
    • Some actions may fail with "Failed to load <DLL Name>.dll" (should be fixed in downloads after 4/4/2015)
      • To fix this, add read and execute permissions for authenticated users to the c:\inetpub\wwwroot folder and all subfolders, and give authenticated users modify permissions to the "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files" folder and all subfolders.
Recast Enterprise Desktop Tools
  • Initial Release

Recast Mobile

Version 1.1 (Upcoming Version)

  • Better error messages on login failures
  • Library updates

Version 1.01 (3/16/2015)

  • Initial Release

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