The Discovery Data Collection Cycle prompts the client to generate a new discovery data record (DDR). when the DDR is processed by the site server, Discovery Data Manager adds or updates resource information from the DDR in the site database.
This tool completes this action by using remote WMI.
Navigate to the Discovery Data Collection Cycle Tool by right clicking on a device collection, selecting Recast RCT > Client Actions on Collection > Discovery Data Collection Cycle:
When the action is run, the following dialog box will open:
The Discovery Data Collection Cycle tool requires the following permissions:
- Requires the Discovery Data Collection Cycle permission in the ConfigMgr Client plugin.
- This action requires that the device you're targeting has a working ConfigMgr client installed. Additionally, the user running the ConfigMgr console will need to have administrator access to the remote device (if using Recast RCT Community or a Recast Server in impersonation mode), and the remote WMI ports will need to be allowed through the firewall. If the "Ping Computer Before Running Tools" option is set, ICMP Echo will also need to be allowed through the firewall. If using a Recast Server with a service account, the service account will need administrator permissions on the remote device.