Recast Software Version 5.0.2301.1201 BETA

Release Date: January 12, 2023

Build: 5.0.2301.1201

Recast Software Version 5.0.2301.1201 includes new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes. This version has been replaced by Recast Software Version 5.0.2301.2401 BETA in the Recast Portal under Resources > Archived Release.

Version 5.0 BETA fixes Configuration Manager Version 2207 Compatibility issues. However, this release is not recommended for customers using Builder, Kiosk, or UWF profiles. This version is also not recommended for Endpoint Insights customers. For more information, see Known Issues & Limitations below.

Systems upgraded to the v5.0 BETA release can only be reverted to a previous Recast Software version with a clean install, which will return settings to defaults. It’s recommended that the v5.0 BETA be deployed as a new installation on a separate server as this offers the option to revert quickly to an existing 4.x release.

Please reach out to Recast Support with any questions about upgrading to Version 5.0 BETA.

New Features

Infrastructure Update

Recast Software’s 5.0 release is underpinned by a software infrastructure update. Major changes under the hood won’t change core functionality, but they do offer immediate performance and stability improvements, and set Recast up to develop great new product features in 2023.

From here on, all product improvement and maintenance will be developed on the new infrastructure. Recast will continue to support software versions released within the previous two years (currently version 4.8 and above) but access to new features and bug fixes will require an update to a 5.x release.

Recast Management Server

Updated Design: You may notice subtle differences in the look and layout of pages of the Recast Management Server web interface. Some design changes have resulted from our infrastructure update, others were developed to improve usability and accessibility. The navigation panel has been reorganized for the new Agent Gateway and Service Connection pages, and font colors have been adjusted as needed to meet compliance standards and increase readability.

Agent Gateways: This new on-premises component connects your Recast Management Server to your Recast Agents, allowing you to run actions against endpoints at scale. An Agent Gateway is deployed, authorized and populated automatically during Recast Management Server installation. To learn more, see Agent Gateways.

Service Connections: You can now view, edit and delete your Recast Management Server connections to Active Directory domains, Configuration Manager, and MBAM in one place — the Service Connections page. Service connections are detected and populated automatically when you install Recast Management Server.

Easier Report Drilldown: Right Click Tools web dashboards and dashboard trends now display tabbed views, making it easier to select and see information associated with a pie chart segment.

Quicker Reporting: Thanks to the Recast software infrastructure update, dashboard reporting results return faster.

Privilege Manager

Privilege Manager functionality is now integrated into Recast Management Server. You can view and manage Privilege Manager Licenses, Recast Agents, Agent Gateways, Service Connections, and Settings in the RMS web interface.

Bug Fixes

Right Click Tools

Version 5.0 BETA resolves Microsoft Configuration Manager v2207 compatibility issues:

  • Attempting to run an action no longer results in an Access Denied error
  • Attempting to run a dashboard no longer produces a Method not found error
  • Right-clicking on devices returned by dashboards doesn’t crash the Configuration Manager console
  • Kiosk Manager doesn’t open multiple tabs of the same web page at initial launch

Known Issues & Limitations

Please note that this 5.0 BETA version is being released with known issues and limitations, which our development teams are currently working to resolve.

Right Click Tools

  • Kiosk & United Write Filter (UWF) profiles won't be applied automatically. These profiles can only be migrated manually by saving your Kiosk and UWF profiles prior to upgrade and adding them after the move to v5.0 is complete.
  • The Windows UWF installer bundled in the Recast installer isn't working. The installation can be run manually, if needed.
  • Builder profiles can only be migrated with manual intervention. Save your Builder profiles prior to installing the update and add them after completing the upgrade to v5.0.
  • Software Updates web dashboard snapshots and trends must be manually migrated using a script. Contact your Customer Success Manager or Recast Support for assistance and to obtain the needed script.