Software Updates Scan Cycle — Client Action on Collection

The Software Updates Scan Cycle initiates a scan just after a software update installation to confirm that the update is no longer required. This action also creates a new state message that the update has been installed.

This action can be run on device collections, or using a similar tool designed for single and multi-selected devices.

To run this tool:

1. In your Configuration Manager console, right-click on a device collection.

2. Click Right Click Tools > Client Actions on Collection > Software Updates Scan Cycle.

The window that opens displays progress and successful completion.Software Updates Scan Cycle ScreenShot

Recast Permissions

ConfigMgr Client
Software Updates Scan Cycle

Microsoft Permissions

  • Requires that the target device has a working ConfigMgr client installed. 
  • Requires that the user running the ConfigMgr console has administrative access to the remote device.
  • Remote WMI ports must be allowed through the firewall. 
  • If the 'Ping Computer Before Running Tools' option is set, ICMP Echo must be allowed through the firewall. 
  • If using a Recast Management Server with a proxy, the service account will need administrator permissions on the remote device.

One way around some of the permissions requirements and firewall rules is installing a Recast Agent.