Install Endpoint Insights with Recast Management Server

Installing Endpoint Insights with Recast Management Server and Recast Proxy allows you to collect the warranty data that populates EI's device warranty reports

Endpoint Insights must be installed on your Configuration Manager server after you've installed Recast Management Server with Recast Proxy. See the Endpoint Insights Implementation Workflow for an overview of deployment and configuration steps. 

During installation, Endpoint Insights completes the following tasks:

  • Imports SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports, Power BI Report Server report sets, and Power BI desktop report sets
  • Imports client settings to extend the hardware inventory 
  • Creates a Configuration Manager application for Recast Agent 
  • Via Configuration Manager methods (API), creates warranty details to allow the warranty date to be stored in the ConfigMgr database 

Run the Endpoint Insights Installer

To install Endpoint Insights:

1. Download and run the Endpoint Insights installer.

2. Under Recast Management Server Configuration, enter the Server Name and Server Port.

3. Click Test Connection. When connected, click Next.

4. Make sure Recast Management Server is not installed remains unchecked.

5. Click Install.

6. Enable Allow Telemetry data to allow usage data collection (optional). Click Next.

7. On the Import License page, enter your Recast Portal credentials, or browse to a previously downloaded license file.

NOTE: The Import License page will not appear if licensing was configured during Recast Management Server installation.

8. Click Install.             License install

The Endpoint Insights System Checks will run and report any issues with installing Endpoint Insights in your environment.

If MIF Size displays as an issue, you can increase the MIF size. To learn more, see Change the Maximum File Size of a MIF.

9. On the options page, you can set the following Endpoint Insight options.

  • Select Configure hardware inventory to import ER settings to upgrade from Enhansoft Reporting to Recast Endpoint Insights.
  • Select Create Application to automatically create the Recast Agent application in Configuration Manager.
  • Select Create Reports to create the reports that display data collected by Endpoint Insights.
  • De-select Do not create RBA reports only if your organization does not require role-based access on the Endpoint Insights reports.
  • Enter a SSRS Reader Group to give an Active Directory group access to read SSRS reports. 
    • To leave the SSRS Reader Group field blank, click No when prompted.
    • You can add the SSRS Reader Group later by re-running the EI setup.

10. Verify that the Reporting Services Connection String, Report Folder and SQL Port are correct for your environment. Click Next.

11. De-select any report categories to exclude from this installation. Click Next.

When setup completes, configure Asset Intelligence in your Configuration Manager to ensure that all data is returned to Endpoint Insights. 

NOTE: Once Recast Management Server and Endpoint Insights are installed, you may be tempted to kick off an Endpoint Insights warranty scan on the RMS Warranty page. Because Endpoint Insights relies on Recast Agent and Configuration Manager hardware inventory, you'll need to wait for Recast Agent software to be deployed to your end clients and for the next hardware inventory cycle to return inventory. The default hardware inventory setting within Configuration Manager is 7 days. It's recommended to reduce that to daily. For additional information, see ConfigMgr Inventory Cycle Recommendations.

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