Install Recast Management Server without Recast Proxy

Before installing Recast Management Server, ensure that your system meets the application's hardware and software requirements.

Recast Management Server software can be installed on its own server or on the primary Configuration Manager server.

    Run the Recast Management Server Installer

    After downloading Recast Management Server from the Recast Portal, run the installer and follow its prompts.


    To configure IIS:

    1. On the IIS Configuration page, change the Server Name only if the client is going to use a DNS alias. 

    2. Set the IIS Port. The default IIS Port is TCP 444, to prevent conflicts when Recast Management Server is installed on Configuration Manager servers. The IIS Port can be changed to 443, or any open TCP port, to suit your environment.

    IIS Configuration


    Recast Management Server requires a certificate for secure communication with Right Click Tools and any Recast Proxies. 

    To configure a certificate:

    On the Certificate Configuration page, we recommend that you Use an Existing IIS Certificate issued by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA). If you choose to Generate a Self-Signed Certificate, you must import the Recast Management Server self-signed certificate to the Trusted Root Certificate Authorities store on devices running Right Click Tools, Recast Agent, or Recast Proxy.

    Certificate Configuration


    • The certificate subject name (or a subject alternative name) should match the server name in the URL that Right Click Tools and Recast Proxies are pointed toward.
    • Right Click Tools will prompt for any untrusted certificates and add them to an allowed list.
    • The certificate can be changed later by editing the Binding in IIS Manager.

    SQL Server

    There are two types of permissions that will allow the Recast Management Server installer to automatically create the SQL database with all the necessary permissions:

    • The user account running the installation can be assigned a SysAdmin role in the SQL instance. If the user account has permission to connect remotely, use the Test SQL Connection button to check connectivity to the SQL Server during the install. After the RMS installer creates the database, the SysAdmin permission can be removed.
    • The computer account of the Recast Management Server can be granted db_creator permissions. In this case, check the Skip SQL Connection Test box.  

    SQL Server


    • The default SQL Server Port Number is 1433.
    • A fully licensed version of SQL is strongly recommended to avoid the 10GB storage limitation of SQLExpress.
    • After the SQL database is created, simplify the database recovery model to prevent storage issues.
    • Remote SQL Server: The computer account of Recast Management Server will need db_owner permissions to create the database on the remote device. If the account running the Recast Management Server installer does not have permission to create a SQL database, the database administrator can pre-create the RecastManagementServer database and manually give the computer account db_owner permissions.
    • Local SQL Server: The IIS AppPool\Recast Management Server account will need db_owner permissions to create the database on the local device. Alternatively, the database administrator can pre-create the database and give the IIS AppPool\Recast Management Server account db_owner permissions to the database. The IIS AppPool\Recast Management Server account will not exist until after the installation completes, so the permissions will need to be given after installation.

    Import License

    You can download and import your Recast licenses when installing Recast Management Server.

    To download your Enterprise license:

    1. On the Import License page, enter your Recast Portal email address and password.

    2.  Click Download License. The license information will appear in the right-hand column. 

    NOTE: If your server does not have internet access, click Browse for License to browse the filesystem for a license file that has been exported from the Recast Portal.


    Configure Without Recast Proxy

    A Recast Proxy allows you to schedule Kiosk Manager and Builder actions as well as Recast security scopes. For instructions on installing Recast Proxy, see Installing Recast Management Server with Recast Proxy.

    If you do not wish to install a Recast Proxy during Recast Management Server installation, enable Do Not Install Recast Proxy and click Install

    When the installation completes, click Finish to exit the setup wizard.

    Verify Recast Management Server Installation

    To confirm that you can open the Recast Management Server, navigate to https://<ServerFQDN>:<Port>  in a web browser. Chrome, Edge, or Firefox are recommended. On the Recast Management Server login page, enter the username and password for the account that you were using to install the Recast Management Server. 

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