Client Actions: Software Updates Scan Cycle

Just after a software update installation completes, a scan is initiated to verify that the update is no longer required and to create a new state message that indicates the update has been installed. When the installation has finished but a restart is necessary, the state will indicate that the client computer is pending a restart.

How it does it

This tool completes this action by using remote WMI.


Navigate to the Software Updates Scan Cycle Tool by right clicking on a device, selecting Recast RCT > Client Actions > Software Updates Scan Cycle:

Software Updates Scan Cycle Navigation


When the action is run, the following dialog box will open:

Software Updates Scan Cycle ScreenShot

Recast Permissions

ConfigMgr ClientSoftware Updates Scan Cycle

Microsoft Workstation Permissions

  • This action requires that the device you're targeting has a working ConfigMgr client installed. Additionally, the user running the ConfigMgr console will need to have administrator access to the remote device, and the remote WMI ports will need to be allowed through the firewall. If the "Ping Computer Before Running Tools" option is set, ICMP Echo will also need to be allowed through the firewall. If using a Recast Management Server with a proxy, the service account will need administrator permissions on the remote device. One way around some of the permissions requirements and firewall rules is installing the recast agent.