Configure Scopes for Right Click Tools

Recast Scopes are lists of devices. For Right Click Tools, those lists are used to limit actions to objects in a specific Active Directory Domain, Active Directory Path, Active Directory Group, ConfigMgr Site, ConfigMgr Device Collection, or ConfigMgr User Collections. A user is assigned a role and the permissions assigned to that role can be limited to only allow actions on certain devices, users, AD OUs, or AD groups. 

For more specific information on creating AD Domain and ConfigMgr Site scopes after installing Right Click Tools Enterprise, see Recast Management Server Configuration for Right Click Tools.

Scope Prerequisites

  • Recast scopes are populated by a Recast Proxy, requiring that a Recast Proxy be installed to use scopes in your environment.
  • Create a Recast route before or after you create your scope so that the Recast Management Server knows which proxy to use to populate a particular scope. Instructions on creating a route are below.

Create a Recast Scope

To create a scope:

1. In your Recast Management Server, navigate to Administration > Scopes.

2. In the main window, click Create.

3. In the Add Scope window, enter a scope Name.

4. Set the Max Age slider to choose how frequently the scope will repopulate itself (in minutes).

5. Set the scope Type to one of the following:

  • Active Directory: Domain, Path or Group
  • ConfigMgr: Site, Device Collection or User Collection

Creating a Scope

6. Depending on the scope type selected, you will be asked to complete different information.

7. Click Create.

Create a Route

After you create your scope, create a route (if you don't already have one) to make sure the newly created scope can populate. 

To create a route:

1. In your Recast Management Server, navigate to Administration > Routes.

2. In the main window, click Create.

3. Set route Type. For more information, see Route Types.

4. If the route type uses a Recast Proxy, select the service account.

5. Set the Role. For full permissions, select Administrators.

6. Set the Scope. For full permissions, select All.

7. Click Create.

Create Route

Reorder Routes

New routes appear at the bottom of the Routes table. You can move a route up in the order to run actions using this route, or you can configure the routes to only populate the proxy. You can also reorder routes in the Routes table to set their priority as the first route to be successfully matched will be used.

If you only need your proxy to populate scopes, and you don't want to run any actions using that proxy, you can change the order of your routes to reflect this desire. In this scenario, the Service Account route must be lower in the list than the Right Click Tools route. Because the Right Click Tools route will catch all actions and attempt to run them from the Configuration Manager console, actions will not get lower than that route. 

Example order for when using a proxy only to populate scopesRoutes that only populate scopes

Populate Scopes

To populate the scopes, click the repopulate icon.

Repopulate Button

Values in the Populated field should switch to true within 30 seconds. You may have to refresh the web page for the changes to take effect.

Scopes are populated