Client Actions: Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle

The client downloads its policy on a schedule. By default, this value is configured to every 60 minutes and is configured with the option Policy polling interval (minutes). However, there might be occasions when you want to manually initiate policy retrieval from the client—for example, in a troubleshooting scenario or when testing. This action initiates a machine policy retrieval from the client outside its scheduled polling interval.

How it does it:

This tool completes this action by using remote WMI.

Navigation

Navigate to the Machine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle Tool by right clicking on a device, selecting 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.