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Client Actions

The Recast Client Actions allow administrators to interact with client computers without having to navigate outside of the ConfigMgr interface. Client commands from the Configuration Manager Client Console are made available by right clicking on devices, and save administrators from the hassle of logging into client devices via Remote Desktop.

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  • Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle
  • Discovery Data Collection Cycle
  • File Collection Cycle
  • Hardware Inventory Cycle
  • Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle
  • Send Unsent State Messages
  • Software Inventory Cycle
  • Software Metering Usage Report Cycle
  • Software Updates Deployment Evaluation Cycle
  • Software Updates Scan Cycle
  • State Message Cache Cleanup
  • Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle

Client Tools

By selecting Client Tools, administrators are given a number of different device property options. Administrators are able to change the a device's ConfigMgr cache size, rerun deployments and run client checks - all from the same ConfigMgr screen. The Client Information interface allows administrators to view a client's components, cache items, deployed applications and boundary list.

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  • Change Cache Size
  • Clear Cache
  • Client Information
  • Install Missing Software Updates
  • Open Client Installation Log File Folder
  • Open Client Log File Folder
  • Refresh Updates Compliance State
  • Rerun Advertisement
  • Restart SMS Agent Host Service
  • Run Client Check
  • Show Collections - Advanced
  • Repair Client
  • Uninstall SCCM Client

Console Tools

Options in the Console Tools allow administrators to perform actions that are not accessible from within the console. Administrators can ping a device, access group policy updates and restart or shutdown a system without having to navigate outside of the Recast menu. The System Information interface displays general information about specific computer including installed software and updates, drivers, user profiles and collections. Tool listed in bold are only available with Recast RCT Enterprise.



  • AD LAPS Password
  • AD Security Groups
  • AD Bitlocker Recovery Keys
  • Connect to C$
  • Group Policy Update
  • Interactive PowerShell Prompt
  • Manage Computer
  • Open Regedit
  • Ping System(s)
  • Run PowerShell Script
  • Running Processes
  • System Information
  • Wake On LAN
  • Cancel Pending Restart or Shutdown
  • Schedule Restart or Shutdown
  • Restart System(s)
  • Shutdown System(s)

User Tools

The User Tools option allows administrators to perform various Active Directory functions on specific users. These capabilities include the ability to change a password, enable/disable an account, unlock an account and view a list of devices that a user has logged into. Tools listed in bold are only available with Recast RCT Enterprise.

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  • Change Password
  • Enable/Disable Account
  • Run PowerShell Script
  • Security Groups
  • Unlock Account
  • User Devices
  • User Status Messages
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