Settings

Recast Management Server Settings

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

Settings

Active Directory

  • MaximumLapsExpirationTime: The maximum time out that you can set the LAPS password expiration. This eliminates the possibility of a user accidentally setting a LAPS password to expire too far into the future.

Global Settings

Includes settings that don’t belong to a specific plugin.

  • PingComputerBeforeRunningTools: Sends an ICMP Echo request to devices to check if the machine is on before running an action. This is a performance enhancement so Right Click Tools doesn't need to wait for WMI timeouts when devices are turned off. This setting should be disabled if ICMP echo is not allowed in your environment.
  • DNSReverseLookup: Uses a DNS reverse lookup on the IP address that was returned by the ICMP echo request to make sure the device you’re hitting is correct. This setting is disabled by default as reverse lookups aren’t configured in default DNS installations.
  • DisplayLicensePromptsToUsers: When enabled, end users see a license expiry warning in the Configuration Manager console if the Recast license is set to expire within 30 days.
  • DisplayUpdatePromptsToUsers: When enabled, end users see an update notification in the Configuration Manager console if Recast Software has released a newer software version.
  • DisplayBugfixUpdatePromptsToUsers: When enabled, end users see an update notification in the Configuration Manager console if Recast Software has released a newer minor software version that includes only bug fixes.
  • ProvideAnalyticsDataToRecast: Allows Right Click Tools to send crash reports and tool usage data to Recast Software. No identifiable information is sent to Recast Software.
  • MaxAuditLogAge: Sets the amount of time to save audit log entries.
  • MaxSnapshotAge: Sets the amount of time to save Snapshot entries.
  • UseFQDN: Determines if Right Click Tools uses the FQDN when attempting to run actions on computers.
  • UseIPInsteadOfComputerName: Determines if Right Click Tools uses the IP to attempt to run an action rather than the computer name.

ConfigMgr Server

  • WakeOnLanPort: Sets the UDP port from which WoL packets will be sent.
  • Unicast: Determines if WoL packets are sent with unicast or subnet directed broadcasts.
  • NumberOfPackets: Sets the number of WoL packets to send when trying to wake up devices.
  • SQLServer: To enable Right Click Tools to query SQL Directly, the FQDN of the server hosting the CM SQL database should be entered here. This is optional to configure for larger environments where certain tools can query SQL directly for information rather than the WMI provider for enhanced performance on large datasets.
  • SQLDatabase: To enable Right Click Tools to query SQL Directly, the name of the CM Database, usually CM_{SiteCode} should be entered here. Optional to configure for larger environments where certain tools can query SQL directly for information rather than the WMI provider for enhanced performance on large datasets.

MBAM

  • MbamAdministrationUri: To enable MBAM reporting, this setting should display the URI of the MBAM Administration Web Service. This is used for MBAM key requests to ensure proper auditing and key reset through MBAM.
  • SQLServer: To enable MBAM reporting, this setting should display the the server hosting the MBAM SQL Database.
  • MbamRecoveryAndHardwareDatabase: To enable MBAM reporting, this setting should display the name of the MBAM Recovery and Hardware database. This field is populated with the default name. This database is used for finding recovery key ids linked to devices before using them to query for a key from the MBAM Administration web service.
  • MbamComplianceStatusDatabase: To enable MBAM reporting, this setting should display the name of the MBAM Compliance Status database. This field is populated with the default name. This database is used to query compliance information for the BitLocker Status dashboard.

PowerShell

  • EnablePSRemoting: When a Run Script action is run in RCT Builder, determines if that action tries to enable PS Remoting on the remote device, if required.

Registry

  • Enable Remote Registry: Allows Right Click Tools to enable the remote registry service when the registry plugin tries to connect to the registry of a device via registry RCT builder actions.

Scheduler

  • NumberOfJobs: Sets the number of threads per user that the Recast Proxy will schedule. The higher the number, the more resources the tools will be allocated, which may impact the performance of other applications.
  • TimeSliceLength: If a Recast Proxy is running multiple jobs simultaneously, this setting determines how often the scheduler will try to switch between those jobs in milliseconds.
  • StaleRecordAge: Sets how long the Recast Proxies will cache records in minutes. Records are cached until either a client requests the result or this time expires.
  • MaxResultsReturned: Sets the number of results that the Recast Proxies should return at a time. Larger numbers will make the tools pull results faster, but may impact network performance.

Task Scheduler

  • TaskResultMaxAge: Sets the maximum age for Task Results to be stored.

Recast Management Server

  • Recast Agent Approval: Determines the approval behavior when a Recast Agent connects to the Recast Management Server.
  • Recast Proxy Approval: Determines the approval behavior when a Recast Proxy connects to the Recast Management Server.

ServiceNow

  • ServiceNowInstanceURL: Adds a ServiceNow web address, allowing your Recast Management Server to connect.