Client Tools: 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 Object, selecting Recast RCT, then Client Tools, and finally selecting 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.

Restart SMS Agent Host Service

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.

Restart SMS Agent Host Service Screenshot

Recast Permissions

ConfigMgr Client
Restart SMS Agent Host Service

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 requires remote WMI.