Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle

The client downloads its policy on a schedule. By default, the download interval is set to 60 minutes. You can use this tool to initiate ad-hoc policy retrieval from the client outside its scheduled polling interval—for example, in a troubleshooting scenario or when testing.

NOTE: This tool completes the action using Remote Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) .

To initiate policy retrieval, navigate to Recast RCT > Client Actions > Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle.

Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle Navigation

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

Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle ScreenShot

Recast Permissions

  • ConfigMgr Client
    Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation 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.