Right Click Tools

Understanding the parts of the Recast Management Server

Definitions to use when thinking about Recast Management Server items

Continue reading →

Running Right Click Tools without Local Admin access

Running Right Click Tools without Local Admin rights. This article is going to talk about three different ways of setting up Enterprise Right Click Tools with the Recast Management server, and what the Local Admin Requirements are for each.

Continue reading →

See how Out of Date your Right Click Tools are.

You likely already know how important it is to keep all your software up to date. Software updates fix bugs, add features., and increase compliance. Check and see if your Right Click Tools are out of date by running the script below:

Continue reading →

Recast's New Agent, Leverage the ConfigMgr Fast Channel

Here at Recast Software, we are always adding new functionality to benefit our users. We were asked if we could have our tools leverage the ConfigMgr fast channel, so after a bit of development time, a few "debates" among our team, and two HR interventions, we've came up with the Recast Agent.

Continue reading →

Recast's New Agent, Leverage the ConfigMgr Fast Channel - Silent Install

As a follow-up to our previous post announcing Recast's New Agent, Leverage the ConfigMgr Fast Channel, here we're going to cover a more normal enterprise scenario with the Recast Agent, deploying with ConfigMgr silently to however many endpoints you want.

Continue reading →

Manage What You Have and Cleanup What You Don't

Our Active Directory Dashboard, built into Microsoft SCCM, can identify and remove, disable, and isolate stale devices that no longer exist. It can also ensure all of your existing AD devices are being properly managed by Configuration Manager.

Continue reading →

Software Update Compliance with Precision Filtering

The Three Rs . . . Report, Remediate, and Repeat. The Software Update Deployment Status (SUDS) Dashboard, which is built into Microsoft SCCM, does just that.

Continue reading →

Know Your Devices to Manage, Update, and Secure Them Effectively

With our Hardware & Firmware Dashboard, built into Microsoft SCCM, you can streamline those processes. You can also make Windows 10 feature updates easier by getting the big picture on hardware and firmware pre-requisites. Finally, view the firmware status and versioning to assist with necessary firmware updates, which are often pre-requisites to Virtualization-based Security components.

Continue reading →

The Aftermath: Ensure Post-Deployment Health of ReLAPS in Your Environment

Our ReLAPS Dashboard is built right into Microsoft SCCM to help you maintain the health of LAPS in your Environment. Do this by seeing which devices may have LAPS health issues through the Client Install status, as well as whether or not the password is updating and storing correctly. Then, use the ReLAPS Dashboard in tandem with Remote Software Center to install the missing client.‍

Continue reading →

The Two Sides of BitLocker - Compliance and Key Storage

Our BitLocker Dashboard, built into Microsoft SCCM, displays the compliance of devices' targeted BitLocker Policies from MBAM or CM BLM. You can also ensure keys are stored correctly in AD, MBAM, or CM BLM. Pair our BitLocker Compliance Dashboard with the BitLocker Status tool to easily remediate non-compliant devices.

Continue reading →

Webinar Recording: What's New in Right Click Tools 4.2

Presented by the developers of Right Click Tools, get a closer look at all the new features and improvements in version 4.2, including improvements to Client Information Tool, System Information Tool, Remote Software Center and Hardware & Firmware Audit Dashboard. Plus we included several questions from the Q&A portion.

Continue reading →

What’s New in Right Click Tools: March Release Roundup

Here’s a quick summary of the new features added, and bugs fixed in Right Click Tools for March. Each month we will provide a full recap of what’s new and each quarter we will publish a series of deep dives of all the big new features you’ve been asking for.

Continue reading →

4.2 What's New - Remote Software Center

What's new with Recast Right Click Tools 4.2? We're going to talk about the Remote Software Center [Recast Docs]. From the docs: "This tool has similar functionality as the local Software Center application with the ability to be run remotely from the administrator console and at scale on numerous devices or device collections."

Continue reading →

Right Click Tools 4.2 - What's New Overview

We here at Recast are keeping busy, writing code and adding new features to Right Click Tools at an increasing rate. Here's a look back at everything we've shipped in the first quarter of 2020.

Continue reading →

4.2 What's New - Client Information

What's new with Recast Right Click Tools 4.2? We're going to talk about the Client Information Tool [Recast Docs]. From the docs: "The Client Information tool provides several types of information and available actions regarding the ConfigMgr client."

Continue reading →

4.2 What's New - System Information

What's new with Recast Right Click Tools 4.2? We're going to talk about the System Information Tool [Recast Docs]. From the docs: "This tool pulls a variety of system information and allows several right click actions."

Continue reading →

4.2 What's New - Hardware & Firmware Dashboard

What's new with Recast Right Click Tools 4.2? We're going to talk about the Hardware & Firmware Audit Dashboard [Recast Docs]. From the docs: "This tool Scans your environment and displays the Chassis Type, Manufacturer, and Model of the computers in your ConfigMgr Collections in a chart. This tool can also show UEFI and SecureBoot status as well as Chassis Type, Operating System Version, and BIOS Version"

Continue reading →

Uncover and Resolve Security Blind Spots with Right Click Tools

Its difficult to prevent and fix security issues if you don’t know they exist. Right Click Tools help to surface and remediate blind spots that otherwise slip through the cracks. Our dashboards built into Microsoft SCCM surface common weak points like these and are paired with tools to quickly address problems that are discovered.

Continue reading →

Webinar Recording: Deploy Single-Purpose Kiosk Devices with ConfigMgr

Do you have a need to lock down devices to support kiosk-style requirements, such as computer labs or digital signage? Watch this webinar recording to see a walkthrough of how to set up these single-purpose devices with ConfigMgr, using Right Click Tools' Kiosk Manager.

Continue reading →

Recast Client Pre-Reqs - The Extras

To fully utilize the Right Click Tools, you need to have some settings configured in your environments.

Continue reading →

Recast Device Collections in the ConfigMgr Console - Queries

This post will walk you through creating Collections to help find machines in your environment that have Recast Software Installed.

Continue reading →

What’s New in Right Click Tools: February Release Roundup

Here’s a quick summary of the new features added, and bugs fixed in Right Click Tools for February. Each month we will provide a full recap of what’s new and each quarter we will publish a series of deep dives of all the big new features you’ve been asking for.

Continue reading →

Top Use Cases for Locking Down Devices in ConfigMgr (Using Kiosk Manager)

In a recent customer survey, we found that the use cases for locking down devices are wide and vary by industry, from healthcare to education to manufacturing. Right Click Tools’ Kiosk Manager (previously Lab Manager) allows customers to support common kiosk-style requirements, including Shell Replacement, Automatic Login, Restart on Idle, and more.

Continue reading →

Customer Q&A: Lock Down Computer Labs for State Testing

In this post we dive into how one school district saves hundreds of hours by using Kiosk Manager to more efficiently administer their state tests.

Continue reading →

How to Create Digital Signage Players in ConfigMgr (using Right Click Tools)

See a walkthrough of how to lock down a machine and set up digital signage players in ConfigMgr, using Right Click Tools' Kiosk Manager.

Continue reading →

Right Click Tools 4.1 Release Webinar

Presented by the developers of Right Click Tools, get a closer look at all the new features and improvements in 4.1, plus a transcript of several topics from the Q&A section.

Continue reading →

What’s New in Right Click Tools: January Release Roundup

Here’s a quick summary of the new features added, and bugs fixed in Right Click Tools for January. Each month we will provide a full recap of what’s new and each quarter we will publish a series of deep dives of all the big new features you’ve been asking for.

Continue reading →

Right Click Tools Management Server 4.1 - Technical Guide to upgrading from 4.0

Recast Right Click Tools 4.1 released and as part of it the Recast Management Server also has a new installer. The upgrade is very straight forward, and we have a few minute video to show for it.

Continue reading →

What's New in Right Click Tools: 4.1 Tech Overview - Remote Software Center

Several new tools and features have been added to Right Click Tools version 4.1. A new Remote Software Center can be run remotely from the administrator machine and at scale on numerous devices or device collections.

Continue reading →

What's New in Right Click Tools: 4.1 Tech Overview

Learn more about the 4.1 release of Right Click Tools, now available for download. Several new tools and features have been added to both the Community and Enterprise editions of Right Click Tools 4.1.

Continue reading →

What's New in Right Click Tools: 4.1 Tech Overview - Hardware Audit Dashboard

Several new tools and features have been added to Right Click Tools version 4.1. The new Hardware Audit Dashboard provides a visual of the hardware of the endpoints in an environment.

Continue reading →

What’s New in Right Click Tools: December Release Roundup

Here’s a quick summary of the new features added, and bugs fixed in Right Click Tools for December. Each month we will provide a full recap of what’s new and each quarter we will publish a series of deep dives of all the big new features you’ve been asking for.

Continue reading →

What’s New in Right Click Tools: November Release Roundup

Here’s a quick summary of the new features added, and bugs fixed in Right Click Tools for November. Each month we will provide a full recap of what’s new and each quarter we will publish a series of deep dives of all the big new features you’ve been asking for.

Continue reading →

Right Click Tools Refresher & 4.0 Release Webinar

Interested in getting a refresher of some of our most-used Community tools? How about a look at what's new in 4.0 Enterprise edition? Check out a recent webinar from the developers of Right Click Tools for all of this and more.

Continue reading →

Recast Kiosk Deployment via Task Sequence

Recast Kiosk Manager is a fan favorite, used by many of our Enterprise customers to help control machines with a few clicks. Sometimes you want to deploy a computer and already have all of these settings applied, using the process Kiosk Manager uses, and stealing the end results, we can create a Task Sequence Module to deploy Recast Kiosk settings during OSD.

Continue reading →

Right Click Tools Client: Community Tools

This post covers the automated deployment of the Recast Right Click tools Community edition.

Continue reading →

Right Click Tools Client: Enterprise Tools Standalone

This post covers automating the Install of Right Click Tools, Enterprise Standalone.

Continue reading →

Right Click Tools Client: Enterprise w/ Server Deployment

For this post we'll focus on deploying Right Click Tools Client with Enterprise server support and automating the Deployment of the Recast Client Tools.

Continue reading →

What’s New in Right Click Tools: October Release Roundup

Here’s a quick summary of the new features added, and bugs fixed in Right Click Tools for October. Each month we will provide a full recap of what’s new and each quarter we will publish a series of deep dives of all the big new features you’ve been asking for.

Continue reading →

Recast Proxy: Deployment

In this post, we'll cover deployment of the Recast Proxy Software. Using ConfigMgr to Deploy the Proxy Installer is pretty easy, and can be done in a few different ways.

Continue reading →

Recast Proxy: Overview

Recast Proxy is a feature that enables you to extend your reach of the Right Click Tools into previously untapped areas, such as: Untrusted Domains, WorkGroup Machines, and machines the user [ConfigMgr Console User] doesn't have rights on directly.

Continue reading →

Enterprise Customers Upgrading Recast Server 3.2 to 4.0

Upgrading from Right Click Tools 3.2 to 4.0 has some special steps to get you upgraded. Due to the large infrastructure changes, and new features in 4.0, a simple upgrade, migrating settings just isn't possible.

Continue reading →

Right Click Tools 4.0 - Kiosk Manager

Deep dive into Kiosk Manager (previously Lab Manager) to apply several settings to a machine or group of machines to lock it down, or turn it into a single use machine... like a kiosk, for example.

Continue reading →

Announcing Right Click Tools 4.0 - What's New Overview

Recast Software recently released Right Click Tools 4.0. Updates include minor enhancements to the Community edition and an entire infrastructure overhaul to the Enterprise edition. Here's a quick overview on what's new:

Continue reading →

Announcing Right Click Tools 4.0 - Whats New in Builder

Recast Software recently released the new 4.0 version of the Right Click Tools. Get a deep dive into what's new in the automation platform Builder.

Continue reading →

Right Click Tool Highlight: System Information – Collection Mode

Collection mode will give you a nice quick overview of the machines. This view allows customization and adding / removing columns.

Continue reading →

Right Click Tool Highlight: System Information - Device Mode

Over the past 7 years of being a ConfigMgr admin and having the Right Click Tools at my finger tips, one of them stands out as my most used tool: System Information.

Continue reading →

Right Click Tools Highlight: Advanced Collection Information

Another one of my Top 10 Right Click Tools is Advanced Collection Information. Right now you're thinking, ha, that tool is obsolete, in 1906, ConfigMgr now gives a list of collections a machine is in the lower pane. At first glance, you'd be right, however, once you launch the tool and take a closer look, you'll see some additional useful information.

Continue reading →

Status Messages and a Nifty Right Click Tool

This week, we highlight another nifty little tool, which is great for troubleshooting and reporting. Before I tell you which one it is, I'm going to talk about something instrumental in ConfigMgr, but not something we often think about, Status Messages.

Continue reading →

ReLAPS, bringing visibility to an overlooked security necessity.

LAPS is simple to setup, and greatly reduces a previously easily exploitable attach vector.

Continue reading →

Overview of Microsoft LAPS (Local Administrator Password Solution)

The "Local Administrator Password Solution" (LAPS) provides management of local account passwords of domain joined computers. Passwords are stored in Active Directory (AD) and protected by ACL, so only eligible users can read it or request its reset

Continue reading →

Back to Basics: Collection Membership

Ever wonder why a machine doesn't show up in a collection?

Continue reading →

Tools: Add and Remove Computers To/From Collection

Hey Recast Right Click Tools users. This is a nifty tip that I often forget about, but is pretty powerful when adding or removing machines to and from collections.

Continue reading →

5 Ways Right Click Tools Save Organizational Resources

See the top reasons how Right Click Tools Enterprise edition helps SysAdmins be more productive and reduce the chance of human errors.

Continue reading →