Client Tools: Remote Software Center

The Remote Software Center has similar functionality as the local Software Center application but can be run remotely and at scale on devices or device collections. You can view and install deployed applications and programs, available software updates, and view and run deployed task sequences. It has similar functionality to the local Configuration Manager control panel for checking the target machine against deployed compliance policies.

The Remote Software Center uses remote WMI to populate its contents and run actions.

To open the Remote Software Center:

1. Click on a device or collection.

2. Select Client Tools.

3. Click Remote Software Center

The Applications section displays applications deployed to devices selected in the Configuration Manager console. You can also filter the applications by devices or users.

Application showing user drop down Screenshot

The Software Updates section shows software updates available for your devices. You can select individual updates to install, or choose to install all missing updates. If multiple devices are selected when opening the Remote Software Center, the updates will start on all selected devices. Software Updates Screenshot

The Task Sequences section shows task sequences available for your devices. Click on a task sequence to start it. If multiple devices are selected when opening the Remote Software Center, the task sequences will start on all selected devices.

The Compliance section displays compliance policies available for your devices. Click on a compliance policy to start it. If multiple devices are selected when opening the Remote Software Center, the policy will start on all selected devices. 

Recast Permissions

AdministrationGetAllSettings
ConfigMgrClientDeployedApplications
ConfigMgrClientGetConfigurationBaselines
ConfigMgrClientGetDeployedPrograms
ConfigMgrClientGetDeployedTaskSequences
ConfigMgrClientInstallApplication
ConfigMgrClientInstallApplicationOrProgram
ConfigMgrClientInstallProgram
ConfigMgrClientInstallSoftwareUpdates
ConfigMgrClientInstallSoftwareUpdatesByID
ConfigMgrClientInstallUserApplication
ConfigMgrClientMissingSoftwareUpdates
ConfigMgrClientPackageInformation
ConfigMgrClientTaskSequenceInformation
ConfigMgrClientUninstallApplication
InstalledSoftwareListSoftware
InstalledSoftwareUninstallSoftware
NetworkPingComputer
WMIInvokeMethod
WMIReadOnly

To make changes on the populated tabs (for example, to install applications), you may require additional permissions.

Check out this blog post for more information Recast Software Blog

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