Install Right Click Tools Enterprise with Recast Management Server

You can add Recast Management Server to your Right Click Tools Enterprise deployment during the initial installation, or choose to add Recast Management Server to an existing installation of Right Click Tools Enterprise Standalone at a later date.

Why Add RMS to Right Click Tools?

Installing Right Click Tools with Recast Management Server gives you access to additional functionality:

  • Role-based administration that uses Active Directory users and/or groups to allow access to specific Right Click Tools
  • Audit logs that provide a record of actions that were run using the Right Click Tools and which users initiated the actions
  • Scheduling of certain Right Click Tools actions and Builder actions
  • Recast Proxy to run actions against computers using a service account
  • Recast Agents to run actions against computers in untrusted domains, workgroups, or over the ConfigMgr Cloud Managed Gateway
  • Web dashboards and web dashboard trends

To learn more about RMS, see About Recast Management Server.

Prerequisites

NOTE: You can also choose to install a Recast Proxy separately after installing Recast Management Server but be aware that service connections cannot be configured in Recast Management Server without Recast Proxy.

Tool Install Location

Recast Software Version 5: C:\Program Files(x86)\Recast Software\Recast Console Extension

Recast Software Version 4: C:\Program Files(x86)\Recast Software\Recast RCT

The default install location can be edited on the General tab in the Configure Recast Console Extension application after Right Click Tools is installed.


Run the Right Click Tools Installer

After downloading Right Click Tools Enterprise from the Recast Portal, run the installer. Make sure your Configuration Manager console is closed before opening the installer.

To install Right Click Tools with Recast Management Server:

1. Double-click the .msi file to open the installer.

2. Choose Right Click Tools Enterprise with Recast Management Server as the installation type and click Next.


3. Enter the Server Name that hosts the Recast Management Server. 

4. If using a port other than the default (444), change the Server Port

5. Click Test Connection to verify that you can connect to the server.

6. Click Install

7. When the installation completes, click Finish to exit the installer.

For a video walkthrough, see How to Install Right Click Tools with Recast Management Server.

Silent install: Right Click Tools with Recast Management Server

Add the parameter RCTENTERPRISESERVER=https://<FQDN>:<Port> to your install string so your console can connect to the Recast Management Server. Substitute the FQDN for your RMS server followed by the port number. The default port used by RMS is TCP 444. 

Example:

msiexec.exe /i "Right Click Tools.msi" /qn RCTENTERPRISESERVER="https://RMS.RecastDomain.com:444"

Verify Your Installation and Licensing

To verify that Right Click Tools has installed correctly:

1. In the Configuration Manager console where you installed Right Click Tools, navigate to Assets and Compliance > Recast Software.

2. Check that the Installation Information section displays the software version, indicates that you have an Enterprise License, and shows your Remote Server Status as 'Connected'.

Right Click Tools Enterprise Server Installation

Check Right Click Tools Functionality

After you see the 'Connected' status in the Recast node, it's time to make sure that the tools are working correctly.

To check Right Click Tools functionality:

1. In your Configuration Manager console, right-click on a device and run a simple action (for example, a Machine Policy and Retrieval Evaluation Cycle.) The action should return as Complete! 

2. Go to the Audit Log in your Recast Management Server. You should be able to find a corresponding Audit Log entry for the action you just ran. 

3. In your Recast Management Server, expand the Dashboards menu in the navigation panel and open one of the dashboards. You may need to add your domain and ConfigMgr information. When it runs successfully, that will show that the Recast Proxy you installed and configured is working correctly.

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