Recast Management Server Interface Layout

In the Recast Management Server interface, you can view and manage your Recast agents, logs, licenses, permissions, proxies, routes, scopes and warranty collection information. You can also access Right Click Tools web dashboards via your Recast Management Server.

Recast Agents

A Recast Agent is a service running on a computer that acts as a Right Click Tools client. When the Agent service is running, Right Click Tools actions can execute under the system context, which means that Local Admin is not required to run actions. Agents can be very helpful in running Right Click Tools actions against untrusted domains or on workgroup computers.

The Agents page on the Administration tab shows all the agents that exist in your environment. Agents can be approved or deleted from this screen. Agents must be approved before they are able to run actions.

Agents

Audit Log

The Audit Log shows all of the Recast Actions that have been run against this Recast Management Server as well as when they were run and which user ran them.

Audit Log

Device Sources (Preview)

Device Sources lets you run actions against ConfigMgr or Active Directory environments from the web. Adding a Device Source will add a new navigation item on the left pane. Please note this feature is in Preview and is not currently supported.

Device Sources

Licenses

On the Licenses page, you can view, upload and delete your Recast Software licenses. Licenses are available for download from the Recast Portal.


Logging

On the Logging page, you can view real time logs from the Management Server.

For more information, see Collecting Logs.

Logging

Permissions

The Permissions page lets you add users or AD Groups to Recast Management Server and set the actions those users or groups have permission to run. On this page you can assign Recast Roles and Recast Scopes.

Permissions

Recast Users

Click the Add User button to add a new Recast User. Note that the user being searched for must be in the same domain as the Recast Management Server.

You can use '*' as wildcards at the front and back of a AD name to improve searchability. 

Recast Users

Click the Add Group Button to add an Active Directory group:

Add Group Button

Recast Roles

Roles are used to assign permissions to users. Click Add to create a custom role and click Permissions to modify the permissions for that role.

Recast Roles


Proxies

Recast Proxies are devices that can run Recast Actions, or can read from Active Directory or ConfigMgr to populate Scopes. There are 2 types of proxies:

User Proxies are automatically installed with your standard Right Click Tools installation. The User Proxy ensures that the actions you to run in Right Click Tools will run as the logged in user with the logged in user's permissions. User Proxies do not appear on the Proxies list.

Service Account Proxies are useful when you want to run actions a service account, and can also be used to run actions against untrusted domains. These proxies can be installed using the Recast Proxy MSI available in the Recast Portal.

Proxies must be authorized in the Management Server user interface before they can be used to run actions.

Recast Proxies

Routes

Routes determine which Recast Proxy is going to run a Recast Action. You need to have a route for each of the ways that your Right Click Tools actions will reach out to your managed computers. There are four types of routes, each corresponding to the types of proxies available.

ConfigMgr Console User Proxy route sends the action being run from the originator's console out to the target device.

ConfigMgr Fast Channel route sends actions to computers that have the Recast Agent or the WMI provider installed, and are communicating over the Fast Channel.

Recast Agent Proxy route sends the action to the agent that is installed on the computer where the action is going to be run.

Service Account route sends an action to a service account if the route is assigned a role that has permissions to run the action and if the targets of that action fall within the route’s assigned scope. The route role and scope work similarly to user permissions.

To learn more about Routes, see Post RMS-Install Configurations.

Routes

Settings

Settings for all connected Right Click Tools and Recast Proxies are configured centrally in the Recast Management Server interface.

For details on all settings that can be configured in the Recast Management Server interface, see Recast Management Server Settings.

Snapshots

Snapshots taken from the Right Click Tools Dashboards or Web Dashboards can be viewed or deleted from this page.

Users must have specific permissions in the Recast Management Server to be allowed to see the snapshots. Those permissions are GetExecutionHistoryForJobID and GetActionExecutionGroup.

Recast Snapshots

Warranty

With an Endpoint Insights license, you can view warranty information in Recast Management Server. The Endpoint Insights Warranty Scan runs automatically according to a schedule but you can also choose to run the scan manually from the Warranty page. For more information, see Collecting Warranty Information.


Dashboards

From the Dashboards tab, you can open the web versions of four main dashboards. Using this functionality, administrators can give users access to Right Click Tools dashboards without granting them access to the Configuration Manager console.

For more information, see Web Dashboards and Web Dashboard Trends.