Category: PDQ Deploy

Install Step The PDQ Deploy Install step is more powerful than you may think. Lex and Jordan walk you through all the many uses for the Install step. These include .exe, .msi, .msp, batch files, VBscripts, Regedit files, and PowerShell scripts. PDQ Deploy makes the installation of different install files smooth as butter.  MSI files […]

The Introduction Are you new to the whole system administrators thing? Are you pretty computer savvy, but not professionally or college trained and fell into your IT position by ‘accident.’  It sounds like we have some things in common.  Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Alyssa, and I’ve worked at PDQ.com for just over […]

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, […]

In today’s blog post I’ll review the basics of third-party software patching, as well as automated software deployments using schedules in PDQ Deploy. PDQ Deploy is a software deployment tool that includes the Package Library, this repository grants you access to hundreds of premade deployment packages. Deploy also allows you to create custom deployment packages […]

PDQ.com Beta Support Site Our developers have been working hard over the last few months (first time ever) building a new community beta support site. We think they’ve turned out something people (other than their mothers) would be proud of. However, their egos have grown with the site, and we need your help to knock […]

Before we started PDQ.com, we spent several years in the trenches as system administrators supporting large businesses with IBM Tivoli Framework and Microsoft SCCM. These systems were great for large organizations, but a bit out of reach for small and medium-sized businesses. With that in mind, we created PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory. Tools for […]

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, or MDT, is an incredibly flexible, extensible, and powerful utility in the hands of any sysadmin. As times change and best practices mature, we’ve seen a shift from traditional “golden” images (with applications, settings, etc. all baked in) to thin images, easily updated and dynamically provisioned during the imaging process itself. […]

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 […]