Recast Management Server - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I install and configure the Recast Management Server? 
You can find instructions here:

Where should the Recast Management Server be installed?
You can install RMS on your Configuration Manager server or on a separate server.

Are there advantages to installing Recast Management Server on a separate server?
There are three main benefits to installing RMS on its own server:

  • Easier Troubleshooting: Isolating Recast Management Server on its own server makes it easier to diagnose and resolve issues. Interference from other processes running on the Configuration Manager site server can slow down troubleshooting.
  • Better Resource Management: Installing RMS on a separate server lets you better manage system stress, particularly in large environments with many endpoints.
  • Scalability: Should you need to deploy an additional Agent Gateway, having Recast Management Server on a separate server simplifies the setup process. You can easily install another Gateway on the primary site server without affecting the RMS server.

We have more than one Configuration Manager environment. Will we need to install Recast Management Server separately for each environment?
Only one Recast Management Server install is required even when the customer has multiple ConfigMgr environments. However, a proxy server is required for each domain.

What is the Recast Proxy?
To learn about proxies and their uses in Recast Software applications, see Recast Proxy Overview.

Does the Recast Proxy require an Agent on a computer?
No, it does not. To learn about Recast Agents and their uses, see Recast Agent Overview.

To install the Recast Proxy, do I need a service account?
Yes. You will need to create or use an existing service account for the proxy.

If an action is done through a Proxy, how is that shown in the audit log?
The audit log reflects the user that kicked off the action. If a Proxy route was used, the PROXIES setting to the right of that audit log action will be 'TRUE'.

Why can't I see the Web Dashboards in the Recast Management Server?
The Web Dashboards require the Recast Proxy to be installed and configured for management tasks

How resource-intensive are the Web Dashboard snapshots and trends? 
Snapshots and trends are saved in the database, so there will be a slight increase there. You can edit how long you want these to be stored by editing the MaxSnapshotAge in your RMS settings.

Where can I find more information about RMS and its features?

If you have any further onboarding questions, please reach out to your Technical Onboarding Manager.

For technical issues, please visit our Recast Management Server Troubleshooting page or email

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