When a file is specified for collection, the SCCM software inventory agent searches for that file when it runs a software inventory scan on each client in the site. If the software inventory client agent finds a file that should be collected, the file is attached to the inventory file and sent to the site server. This action differs from software inventory in that it actually sends the file to the site server, so that it can be later viewed using Resource Explorer. This is part of the SCCM inventory functionality.
This tool completes this action by using remote WMI.
Navigate to the File Collection Cycle Tool by right clicking on a device, selecting Recast RCT > Client Actions > File Collection Cycle:
When the action is run, the following dialog box will open:
|ConfigMgr Client||File Collection Cycle|