The client downloads its policy on a schedule. By default, the download interval is set to 60 minutes. You can use this tool to initiate ad-hoc policy retrieval from the client outside its scheduled polling interval—for example, in a troubleshooting scenario or when testing.
NOTE: This tool completes the action using Remote Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) .
To initiate policy retrieval, navigate to Right Click Tools > Client Actions on Collection > Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle.
When the action runs, the following dialog box will open:
- This action requires the Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation 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.