Client Tools on Collection: Add Computers to Collection(s)

The Add Computers to Collection tool adds single or multi-selected devices to a specified Device Collection in a drop down list. Options are available for searching based on name rather than ResourceID.

How it does it

This tool completes this action by making a WMI API call to the SMS provider to complete the action.


Navigate to the Add Computers to Collection tool by right clicking on a Device Collection, selecting Recast RCT > Client Tools on Collections > Add Computers to Collection(s):

Add Devices To Collection Navigation

The Add Computers to Collection tool can be run on single devices, > multi-selected devices, or with a similar tool designed to be run on a device collection object itself.

Add Computers to Collection(s)

When the action is run, a dialogue box will that allows users to specify which devices they want to add:

Add Devices To Collection Screenshot

Upon running of the tool with the Start button, a progress window will appear and organize devices into successful and unsuccessful categories until the operation is complete, with progress messages at the bottom. Options are available to re-run the action or close the tool as well.

Recast Permissions

ConfigMgr Server
Get All Device Collections
ConfigMgr Server
Add Devices to Collection

Microsoft Permissions

  • This action requires that the user running the tools has sufficient ConfigMgr permissions to add the device to the collection.
  • If a Recast Server is being used with a Service Account, that account also needs these permissions.