Client Tools: Repair Client

The Repair Client tool allows a console user to kick off the RepairClient functionality in the SMS_Client WMI class.

How it does it

This tool completes this action via Remote WMI.


Navigate to the Repair Client tool by right clicking on a Device Object, selecting Recast RCT, then Client Tools, and finally selecting Repair Client.

Repair Client Navigation

The Repair Client tool can be run on single devices or multi-selected devices. A similar tool can be run on Device Collections.

Repair Client

When the action is run, it returns an "Are you sure?" prompt:

Repair Client Screenshot

Successful execution will return the following dialog box:

Repair Client Screenshot

Recast Permissions

ConfigMgr Client
Repair Client Check

Microsoft Permissions

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