In today’s RCT Builder demo we’re creating a tool to move a device into a collection and automate the update/application of the associated machine policies. For this tool, I want to be able to select the collection and let SCCM take care of the rest. Be sure to watch the video below for a complete run-through. Continue reading “RCT Builder Demo: Collection and Update”
RCT Builder is a powerful automation tool, and for today’s demonstration we’re creating a tool designed to assist in automating how we deal with disabled accounts.
Continue reading “RCT Builder Demo: Disable Account Tool”
Recast 3.0 has not been released yet – we will post an announcement when the new tools are out.This blog will provide an overview of the latest features coming to both Recast RCT Free and Recast RCT Enterprise.
Local Group Members (RCT Free and RCT Enterprise)
The System Information Tool now has a Local Group Members tab showing the users in each local group. Right clicking on a group will show a “Remove From Group” tool that will remove the selected user(s) from the selected group(s). Continue reading “Recast 3.0 Release Preview (Part 2)”
Recast 3.0 has not been released yet – we will post an announcement when the new tools are out. This blog will provide an overview of the latest features coming to both Recast RCT Free and Recast RCT Enterprise.
RCT Builder / RCT Runner (RCT Enterprise)
The RCT Builder tool will let you right click on objects in the ConfigMgr console and create actions to be performed on those objects. The various properties of the object can be used as input to run multiple Recast actions. Continue reading “Recast 3.0 Release Preview (Part 1)”
The Recast 2.5 release is the first release that merges the free and enterprise versions into a single installer. Previously Recast RCT Free and Recast RCT Enterprise were separate downloads with independent code bases. Combining them allows us to more efficiently fix bugs and add features to both sets of tools. To accommodate this, there are significant changes to both Recast RCT Free and Recast RCT Enterprise. View the Recast 2.5 Release Webinar from Sept 12th for an in depth walk through of these updates and new features. Continue reading “Recast 2.5 Release Feature Preview”
Locking down devices can be a difficult task. Even when we take administrator permissions away, our users still find ways to defeat our best intentions. When we restrict things too much, we run the risk of making the device unusable. One way we could prevent configuration drift is by reverting the device to a known-good state at every reboot. There are many solutions that take this approach, but often times they fall short with ConfigMgr managed devices. When combining ConfigMgr with state reset software, administrators need to take extra precautions to ensure their devices are patched, have the latest malware definitions, and maintain healthy ConfigMgr clients. Often ConfigMgr administrators are forced to schedule unlock intervals to allow their workstations to receive these updates.
We have released Recast RCT Free 2.4. We appreciate all of the feedback given since the release of the 2.3 version of Recast RCT Free. We focused on improving the FQDN and DNS reverse lookup features based on that feedback. With the 2.4 release, we’ve added the ability to enable or disable each of these features in the Configure Right Click Tools menu.
The Recast RCT Enterprise version 1.1 webinar presented some of the latest key features that make the tool such an invaluable administrative asset for Configuration Managers. These updates and new features were inspired by conversations with enterprise level administrators to help them manage devices quickly and effectively. The latest release provides administrators the security measures they need, the data they want and the means to take swift, deliberate action once they find what they are looking for.
These features were created in order to increase the usability of ConfigMgr by making key tools more accessible. I wanted to share five of my favorite features that can be found in the Recast RCT Enterprise 1.1 release.
The Recast Query Tool is an exciting new feature in Recast RCT Enterprise 1.1 which extends the Query node in the ConfigMgr console. The new Query Tool lets users avoid some of the shortcomings of the console’s built-in functionality and adds useful features.
Take a look at this short video to get the full overview of all the new and improved features you receive with the Recast Query Tool: