Client Actions on Collection: Hardware Inventory Cycle

The Hardware Inventory Cycle Tool collects information such as available disk space, processor type, and operating system about each computer. This is part of the SCCM inventory functionality.

How it does it

This tool completes this action by using remote WMI.


Navigate to the Hardware Inventory Cycle Tool by right clicking on a device, selecting Recast RCT > Client Actions on Collection > Hardware Inventory Cycle:

Hardware Inventory Cycle Navigation


When the action is run, the following dialog box will open:

Hardware Inventory Cycle ScreenShot

Recast Permissions

  • Requires the Hardware Inventory Cycle permission in the ConfigMgr Client plugin.

Microsoft Permissions

  • 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.