Category: PDQ Inventory

“The time has come,” the PDQ employee said, “to talk of many things…” Welcome back to our continuing series on the many things in PDQ Deploy that you may not know, or may have forgotten. We’ve already brought you Copy Mode, Run As Options, and Offline Statuses; today we’ll discuss the very helpful Scan After feature. […]

Welcome back to the show! Last time, we showed you how to export your Custom Fields to a .csv file using Reports. If you are a true PowerShell fan, you might have been waiting with bated breath for this blog to see the magic happen in PowerShell. This will be very important for all of […]

Dear Admins of Microsoft XP and Server 2003 clients, We feel your pain and offer our deepest sympathies. However… computers with Microsoft XP or Server 2003 can no longer be managed using PDQ Deploy 14.  XP and Server 2003 were end-of-lifed by Microsoft in 2014 and 2015 and have been unsupported by PDQ.com since 2015. […]

So, you’re ready to make the switch to Central Server mode in PDQ Inventory and indulge in all the sweet, sweet goodness it provides?  Hurray! Welcome to the club! But, what about all that awesome custom data in your local database? You know, that data that you painstakingly input by hand for each and every […]

“In the game of chess, you can never let your adversary see your pieces” –Zapp Brannigan, Futurama People here at PDQ.com know how much I love Futurama, and Zapp Brannigan quotes are some of my favorites. Since I can never decide on my favorite quote, it only seemed natural to throw together a quick PowerShell […]

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 […]

Inventory 13 is available for download and now includes the Central Server! If you’ve been using Central Server for Deploy 13 and you’ve been waiting for Inventory to get the same functionality, the wait is now over. Enterprise customers can now concurrently connect multiple PDQ Inventory consoles to a single PDQ Inventory server. The number […]

Here’s a quick demo of how to quickly update all your computers in PDQ Inventory to have a new Custom Field. We’re going to look at adding Custom Fields to multiple computers with PowerShell and the PDQ Inventory Custom Fields Import Wizard. (Pro or Enterprise mode required for Custom Fields.) Normally, the Custom Fields Import Wizard is […]

Much like the humble hamburger, WinDirStat is one of those life-changing events that walks into your life and you love it freely. When you combine the power of WinDirStat and PDQ Inventory, you can create an awesome tool combo. Mmm, hamburger WinDirStat. Although you may not realize it, WinDirStat can be called from the command line. […]

Much like our own heartbeat, the heartbeat trigger feature in PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory can really save your bacon. In fact, the heartbeat trigger helps solve some common issues that system administrators often run into: Staying late to get software installed. Dealing with laptops that come and go. Handling machines that get turned off over the night […]