Category: Collections

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, […]

PDQ’s Computer Inventory Tool Even before working here at PDQ.com, PDQ Inventory was my favorite computer inventory tool. Today I’m going to show you one of the reasons why. We talk a lot about deploying software patches and updates, but how do you identify what needs patching? The answer is collections. We maintain a dynamic […]

The Collection Library PDQ Inventory’s, Collection Library, is a powerful tool that ensures you are targeting computers with schedules accurately. It also gives you a current display of what machines are patched or have outdated software. Even if your business has specific software or other applications that are not in the Collection Library, PDQ still […]

Welcome to SQL Snippets! Writing SQL queries and building SQL reports on any platform may not always be a simple task. The SQL Snippets series is designed to help teach, assist, and bridge some gaps of knowing what you want in a SQL report and getting the desired results. We’ll be demonstrating examples using both […]

As of March 12, 2018, we will no longer be updating or maintaining the WannaCrypt Patch (MS17-10) collection. Even though we’ve removed the collection from the Collection Library, there are still ways to identify and keep computers patched. It’s been nearly a year since the mass hysteria after WannaCrypt and its nasty host of friends […]

As the saying goes, “Ya know, you don’t know what you don’t know”. Instead of delving into the tautology of that statement, let’s just start right out describing seven features of PDQ Inventory that may have been lost in the cracks, fallen through the weeds, been forgotten, are brand new, or have otherwise gotten lost […]

Let’s set the record straight once and for all on what, exactly, “Drill down from parent collection” means. You may have noticed this check box when you double-click on collections in PDQ Inventory. (What are collections?) The image above shows the filters for the Firefox (Old version) collection. Notice the numbers next to the collection […]