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Did you know about 74 percent of young girls express interest in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and computer science? Did you know 57 percent (aka the majority) of women participate in the workforce in the US? These large numbers make me so happy until I’m smacked with the realization that women only make up 26 percent […]

We recently started this new series to bring you delightful little nuggets of information for PDQ Deploy. Last time we brought you details on the Copy Mode, today we bring you the Run As options. There are situations when you need to change up how PDQ Deploy will run deployments. For the most part, running […]

So, you’ve been using PDQ Deploy for a while now and you’ve got the basics down, but you might not have explored all the smaller items that make it all the more powerful. In this new series, we will bring to you some nuggets of useful tips, tricks, and helpful information that will help you […]

Pink and Blue are at it again in Episode 2 of Sysadmin vs. Sysadmin.  In this episode, the boss is on the prowl. Watch as Pink and Blue seek to incite disciplinary action on one another. Who will win? Watch to find out and stay tuned for our next episode. If you missed the premiere episode, […]

Microsoft has baked into the upcoming Fall Creators Update of Windows 10 an interesting little feature called Controlled Folder Access, which allows you to set restrictions on which executables can make changes in certain directories. In the recent Insider Preview builds of Server 2016, Controlled Folder Access has been present, so it’s probably safe to […]

PDQ Deploy 14 with its many features is now available for download. To update your console, click the “A new version is available” notice in the status bar of your console. If the update link is not visible, go to Options > Preferences > Alerts to enable the update notices. Want to know what’s new?

Today, we’re going to show how to delete all target history from a schedule using PowerShell. Summer is almost over. Those of you who work in education may be feeling the stress of back-to-school related responsibilities. PDQ.com is here for you. We’ve got your back. (Unless you need a glass of whiskey, then you’re on […]

For those of you who don’t know, Slack is a team communication application and platform. Conversations are organized into channels where team members can chat, call, and share files. But one of the coolest features of Slack is their support for third party integrations, which is exactly what we’re going to use today to build […]

As we and everyone else predicted, a variant of the WannaCry/WannCrypt has been released into the wild: NotPetya (early virus scans marked it as last year’s Petya, but it’s not). We’ve been keeping a close eye on this throughout the day, and have come up with a package that could possibly prevent NotPetya infection. No, this […]

Security advisory? Didn’t we just go through this with WannaCrypt/WannaCry?! It just goes to show you, the job of a SysAdmin is never done. Although not related to WannaCrypt, Microsoft has just announced a Security Advisory related to vulnerabilities that are at heightened risk of exploitation. For supported operating systems, the patches for these vulnerabilities […]