Glossary

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Active Directory

Active Directory (AD)

Active Directory is a directory service developed by Microsoft for Windows that enables administrators to manage permissions and access to network resources.

Recast Agent

Agent

A Windows service that runs as the local system. Designed to be installed on every device within an organization. Recast Agent enables actions to be run on computers in untrusted domains, on computers that the user does not have administrator permissions to, and on computers that have more restrictive firewall rules in place. Recast Agent is used to collect Endpoint Insights inventory data from the device, and provides end users with a way to self-elevate credentials when using Privilege Manager.

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CM

CM

Configuration Manager

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EI

EI

Endpoint Insights

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MBAM

MBAM

Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM)

Shift Left MID Server Component

MID Server Component

A command line application used by Shift Left to run Recast actions.

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Recast Portal

Portal

The web interface that customers interact with to download Recast applications, components, and licenses. Located at https://auth.recastsoftware.com.

Recast Proxy

Proxy

A Windows service that provides a way to run Recast actions as a service account. It is required for Recast Management Server-initiated actions to run, which makes it a key component for scheduled tasks, scopes, and service connections.

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RCT

RCT

Right Click Tools

Recast Console Extension

Recast Console Extension

The Recast Console Extension is installed as a plugin to Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and allows access to Recast actions. This component can be connected to Recast Management Server or operate in Standalone mode.

RemoveItemsFromCache

Remove Items From Cache

Delete cache items from Cache tab in Client Information

Recast Management Server

RMS

The central component in the Recast on-premises infrastructure. It is an ASP.NET Core, IIS hosted website that manages licensing, auditing, authentication and authorization for all other Recast components. The Recast Management Server web interface lets users monitor and configure Recast Software features.

RBA

Role-based administration (RBA)

Role-based administration allows permissions to be granted or limited according to defined user roles.

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SCCM

SCCM

System Center Configuration Manager

Service Connection

Service Connection

Allows Recast Software infrastructure to connect to, and query information from, third-party products in external environments. There are 4 types of service connections: Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring.

Shift Left

SL

Shift Left for ServiceNow. Lets your help desk act on more common user and device issues and resolve calls on the first attempt, decreasing the need for case escalation to other teams.

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Warranty API

Warranty API

An Endpoint Insights component that gathers warranty information for devices. The Recast Proxy communicates with the Warranty API.

WSUS

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

A Windows Server Update Services server can be used to manage and distribute updates through a management console.