Category: PDQ Deploy

We’ve covered lot’s of things in this boot camp series to get you ready for your first deployment. If you missed them, check out our past videos and blog posts before continuing. We discuss things such as, “Setting up LAPS,” “How to Set up DHCP,” and  “How to Set Up DNS.” Today, we walk you through your first deployment using PDQ […]

You’ve Inherited PDQ Deploy and Inventory…Now What? You just found out that Tim is moving on. You’re not sure where, and you’re not sure that you care. All that matters now is that you’re taking over his system administration duties. Yep. That’s right. Those 342 machines that Tim was responsible for keeping patched and up-to-date […]

How to Convince The Boss We know, that you know that our software is pretty awesome, but does the holder of the purse strings know that too? So how do you convince and impress your boss? It can be hard persuading the Big Kahuna when it comes to purchases or changes. Luckily we can help […]

LAPS isn’t a horrifying disease, it stands for Local Administrator Password Solution. After a computer is joined to the domain the local administrator account isn’t used often or is disabled and not able to be used at all. This creates a problem, do you keep an admin account with no domain ties enabled or do […]

Greetings, citizens of the internet! I’m going to share with you how to deploy PDQ to client consoles. It’s pretty straightforward, but there are a few tricks I need to explain first. Also, these packages will probably not be added to the Package Library any time soon. I would love to have them in there, […]

So you’ve found yourself in a dilemma, you’ve just made a bunch of new GPO’s (Group Policy Objects) and you’ve got your manager breathing down your neck.  You need these changes to apply NOW, not on the Active Directory timeline. Not to fear, PDQ’s got your back in this post we’ll talk about how to […]

What good are computers without an address and what good is a network without some automation? DHCP allows computers to automatically acquire an address without having to manually set it. DHCP is included as part of Windows’ Server and offers a nicer set of features over a standard wireless router. To start, navigate to the […]

How to Set Up DNS In this post, we’ll show you how to set up DNS since it is a very important part of what makes PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory tick.  For this guide, we’ll assume that you’ll be using Window DNS and that the role is already installed to whatever server will be your DNS […]

Hi there! Today I would like to show you my approach to installing the PDQ Inventory Agent through PDQ Deploy. First, a quick disclaimer: the Agent is still new and has some scaling issues. Deploy it slowly and monitor the performance of your Inventory instance. If you start to notice issues, uninstall a few Agents. […]