Category: PDQ Inventory

So you wanna know what Windows Store apps are installed to a computer? Microsoft’s new method of software distribution has been a pain point for software inventory, but thankfully we’ve found a method to help gather what apps are installed to a computer and today we’ll talk about how to inventory Windows Store Apps. Inventory […]

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. […]

PDQ Deploy 17 is now available for download. This version of PDQ Deploy comes with something you’ve all been waiting for – integrated functionality with the PDQ Inventory 16 optional Agent. In order to use this new feature, you will need to be using both PDQ Deploy 17 and PDQ Inventory 16.5 running in Central […]

If you’re new to PDQ.com this blog post is bound to help you know how to use our Support Site and submit a support ticket, as well as reach our Solutions Team. Also, keep in mind that this post is more directed toward those of you who may be new to the IT world. We […]

In Part 1 of this blog series, “PDQ Automated Software Deployments,”  you created and set up schedules, and now you’re patching your machines. But, what if you didn’t want to patch all of your machines at the same time? Maybe you want to set up a pilot group to test patches before rolling them out […]

PDQ Deploy, in conjunction with PDQ Inventory, can be a powerful tool in setting up automated software deployments. When combined, the two can be configured to identify and patch many of the most common applications with pre-built packages in our Package Library. Below is how I like to setup my software deployments using PDQ Deploy’s, […]