Installing Recast Agents

Recast Agents are installed on a computer and run Right Click actions on that computer as the local system account. Recast Agents are useful for running actions against workgroup devices or devices in untrusted domains. In this scenario, a Recast Agent would be installed on each workgroup computer that you would want to run Right Click Tools Actions against. A Recast Agent is installed using the Recast Agent MSI Installer, which is downloadable from https://portal.recastsoftware.com/.

Start the installer

Installing Recast Agent

Connect to the Recast Management Server

Enter the Recast Management Server address and port number, click test to make sure that the Agent can connect to the Recast Management Server. When the installer responds with "Success" you can click install to continue.

If the installer does not connect to the Recast Management Server, the Agent will not be installed successfully. You must troubleshoot any error messages that appear in the installer before continuing with the the install.

Fast Channel Agent Install

On the second install screen, you can also select to only install the Fast Channel Agent. Choose this by clicking the box labeled "Install without connecting to RMS."

Select this option if you would like to install the Agent for Fast Channel only and not have it connect to the Recast Management Server (RMS). You will not be able to see this Agent in RMS. 

Connecting to Recast Management Server

Finish Agent Installer

After the Agent installer has finished, click Finish

Finish Agent Installer

Installing Recast Agent Silently

There are two parameters that need to be specified to install the Recast Agent silently.

You should use the parameter RCTENTERPRISESERVER=https://: if you would like to have the Agent communicate with the Recast Management Server (full Agent).

You should use the parameter LICENSEPATH= to specify the license file to use for your Agent installation. In version 4.2.2004 this needs to be specified for all silent Agent installations.

Silent Install Examples

msiexec.exe /i "Recast Agent.msi" /qn RCTENTERPRISESERVER=https://FQDN.domain.com:444 LICENSEPATH=".\License\my.license" (will install the Full Agent on a device, note that the license path can be a relative or full path) msiexec.exe /i "Recast Agent.msi" /qn LICENSEPATH=".\License\my.license" (will install the Fast Channel Agent on a device, note that the license path can be a relative or full path)