Client Actions: Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle

This tool prompts the Product Source Update Manager to complete a full update cycle. When you install an application using Windows Installer, those Windows Installer applications try to return to the path they were installed from when they need to install new components, repair the application, or update the application. This location is called the Windows Installer source location. Windows Installer Source Location Manager can automatically search Configuration Manager distribution points for the source files, even if the application was not originally installed from a distribution point.

How it does it:

This tool completes this action by using remote WMI.

Navigation

Navigate to the Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle Tool by right clicking on a device, selecting Recast RCT > Client Actions > Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle:

Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle Navigation

Screenshot

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

Windows Installer Source List Update Cycle ScreenShot

Recast Permissions

ConfigMgr Client
Windows Installer Source List Update 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.