Install Recast Agent for Endpoint Insights

Installing Endpoint Insights creates a Configuration Manager application for Recast Agent. Using Recast Agent with Endpoint Insights creates additional hardware inventory classes on each machine. The extra classes populate related Endpoint Insights reports. That same Recast Agent can be used with other Recast Software applications and components, including Right Click Tools, Privilege Manager, and Application Manager.

NOTE: If deploying 5000+ Recast Agents, follow the 503.2 IIS Error instructions before proceeding.


  • If your Recast Management Server is using a self-signed certificate, import the certificate into the Trusted Root Certificate Authorities Store on all devices that will have Agents. For instructions on importing a certificate to a local machine, see Certificate used by Recast Management Server is not trusted.

To install the Recast Agent application for Endpoint Insights:

1. Open the Configuration Manager console.

2. Navigate to Software Library > Application Management > Applications. A RecastAgent application will be created.

3. Deploy the Agent as you would any other application.

NOTE: Recast Agents will take time to deploy and report their data back to the ConfigMgr database. By default, the hardware inventory cycle can take up to 7 days. Shortening the time to install and increasing the frequency of reporting back to ConfigMgr can shorten this time significantly.