Client Actions: Hardware Inventory Cycle

The Hardware Inventory Cycle Tool collects information such as available disk space, processor type, and operating system about each computer. This is part of the SCCM inventory functionality.

How it does it:

This tool completes this action by using remote WMI.


Navigate to the Hardware Inventory Cycle Tool by right clicking on a device, selecting Recast RCT > Client Actions > Hardware Inventory Cycle:

Hardware Inventory Cycle Navigation

When the action is run, the following dialog box will open:

Hardware Inventory Cycle ScreenShot

Recast Permissions

ConfigMgr ClientHardware Inventory Cycle

Microsoft Workstation Permissions

  • This action requires that the device you're targeting has a working ConfigMgr client installed. Additionally, the user running the ConfigMgr console will need to have administrator access to the remote device, and the remote WMI ports will need to be allowed through the firewall. If the "Ping Computer Before Running Tools" option is set, ICMP Echo will also need to be allowed through the firewall. If using a Recast Management Server with a proxy, the service account will need administrator permissions on the remote device. One way around some of the permissions requirements and firewall rules is installing the recast agent.