This tool prompts the Product Source Update Manager to complete a full update cycle. When you install an application using Windows Installer, those Windows Installer applications try to return to the path they were installed from when they need to install new components, repair the application, or update the application. This location is called the Windows Installer source location. Windows Installer Source Location Manager can automatically search Configuration Manager distribution points for the source files, even if the application was not originally installed from a distribution point.
This tool completes this action by using remote WMI.
Navigate to the Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle Tool by right clicking on a device, selecting Recast RCT > Client Actions on Collection > Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle:
When the action is run, the following dialog box will open:
- Requires the Windows Installer Source List Update 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.