Category: PDQ Deploy

I recently figured out a way to automatically patch Slack in our environment AND apply a dark theme to any user who wants it. I accomplished this with PowerShell, this Github repository, and PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory. If dark mode allows you to see better, cranks your hacker image up to the next level, or […]

This week on PDQ Live, we shared some great tricks to save you time and money during audit season. Scan Profiles Leverage WMI Scan Profiles to show the user profiles on target workstations. (0:59) User Profiles.xml Retrieve partial Windows Product Keys from target workstations. (3:09) Windows Keys.xml Use the disk scanner from the Standard Scan […]

Have you ever been expected to magically manage your environment without the correct permissions to do so? This was me in my previous job. I was required to keep a multitude of applications up to date that required reboots and yet I wasn’t allowed to force reboots. Instead, I was told to send out a […]

One of the most common requests that we’ve received over the years is for instruction on how to properly deploy Office 365. Some time ago, High Overlord Brigg was kind enough to compile an article that many of you have used to build your own Deploy package for this task. Unfortunately, as his power has […]

Setting Up DFS In Your Environment Let’s walk through setting up Windows DFS. If reading is not your thing, check out the video tutorial above that goes through these same steps. The following steps assume that you already have both of your servers set up. You’ll just be setting up roles and replication. Let’s start […]

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 […]