The Recast Primer

An introduction to the products and components that comprise the Recast Software platform.

Recast Software Products

Right Click Tools

Reveal vulnerabilities, ensure compliance and security, and remediate issues in your environment. The Right Click Tools console extension is installed as a plugin for your Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) console.

  • Enterprise Edition: Full-feature version powered by Recast Management Server (RMS)
  • Enterprise Edition in Standalone mode: Some functionality limited by the absence of Recast Management Server
  • Community Edition: Free version with a limited feature set

For details, see Right Click Tools Features by Edition

Required Recast Components for Enterprise Edition: Recast Management Server, Recast Proxy, Recast Agent

To learn more, see Tools, Dashboards, Kiosk Management, and Recast Automation.

Endpoint Insights

See endpoint data that's otherwise difficult to access or retrieve at scale. Pair Endpoint Insights with Right Click Tools to quickly remediate issues. Available in your Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) console, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and Power BI Report Server (PBRS). 

Required Recast Components: Recast Management Server (to collect warranty information), Recast Proxy, Recast Agent

To learn more, see Endpoint Insights.

Privilege Manager

Give different personas (end users, service desk users, sysadmins) an elevated level of permissions on individual devices only when needed. Privilege Manager is integrated into your Recast Management Server.

Required Recast Components: Recast Management Server, Recast Proxy (to use AD or Entra AD objects to target rules), Recast Agent

To learn more, see Privilege Manager.

Application Manager

Define deployment processes that fully automate the update process for required third-party applications using your Microsoft deployment environment (ConfigMgr or Intune). Application Manager for MECM is integrated into your Recast Management Server.

Required Recast Components: Recast Management Server, Recast Proxy

To learn more, see Application Manager.




Recast Components

Recast Portal

Cloud-hosted application where users can download all Recast Software products, components, and licenses.

Located at https://portal.recastsoftware.com/.

Recast Management Server (RMS)

The central hub for Recast Software products. Installed on a customer’s server, Recast Management Server uses an on-premises SQL database to house settings, configurations, and logs. RMS relies on connections to Microsoft services such as Configuration Manager (MEMC), Active Directory (AD), and Entra ID (formerly Azure AD).

This Recast component is used with Right Click Tools, Endpoint Insights, Privilege Manager, and Application Manager.

To learn more, see About Recast Management Server.

Console Extension

Installed as a plugin to Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM), the Console Extension integrates dashboards, reports, and context-specific tools into your Configuration Manager environment. 

This Recast component is used with Right Click Tools and Endpoint Insights.

Recast Proxy

Installed on a customer’s server, Recast Proxy is a Windows service that is installed as part of Recast Management Server. It allows RMS to initiate actions that require a service account, making it a key component for scheduled tasks, scopes, and service connections

This Recast component is used with Right Click Tools, Endpoint Insights, Privilege Manager, and Application Manager.

To learn more, see Recast Proxy.

Recast Agent

A Windows service that runs as the local system. Agents are designed to be installed on every device in a customer’s organization.

This Recast component is used with Right Click Tools, Endpoint Insights, and Privilege Manager. 

To learn more, see Recast Agent.

Recast Agent Gateway

An on-premises component that connects Recast Management Server to Recast Agents. Internet-connected devices with Recast Agent that are not on the customer’s local network can connect to Agent Gateway. An Agent Gateway is automatically deployed and authorized when you install Recast Management Server.

This Recast component is used with Right Click Tools, Endpoint Insights, and Privilege Manager.

To learn more, see Agent Gateway.

Warranty API

Cloud-hosted application that provides warranty information for devices.

Located at https://warranty.recastsoftware.com.

This Recast component is used with Endpoint Insights.





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