Client Tools on Collection: Restart SMS Agent Host Service

The Restart SMS Agent Host Service tool allows a console user restart the ConfigMgr client on a device.

How it does it

This tool completes this action via Remote WMI.

Navigation

Navigate to the Restart SMS Agent Host Service tool by right clicking on a Device Collection, selecting Recast RCT > Client Tools on Collection > Restart SMS Agent Host Service:

Restart SMS Agent Host Service Navigation

The Restart SMS Agent Host Service tool can be run on single devices or multi-selected devices. A similar tool is also available to run on a Device Collection.

Screenshot

When the action is run, it kicks off the restart automatically, displaying a progress bar and status message until either a successful completion or failure message.

Recast Permissions

ConfigMgrSMSAgentHostService
  • Requires the Restart SMS Agent Host Service permission in the ConfigMgr Client plugin.

Microsoft Permissions

  • This tool requires administrator permission on the remote device. If using a Recast Server with service account, the service account needs administrator permission on the remote device.
  • This tool requires remote WMI.