Happy Holidays From All of us at PDQ.com! 2018 was good to us here at PDQ.com. We introduced some awesome new features within our software (specifically the optional Agent within PDQ Inventory), our staff grew in numbers, and we still love what we do and where we work. We wanted to say thank you for […]

Greetings, citizens of the internet! I’m going to share with you how to deploy PDQ to client consoles. It’s pretty straightforward, but there are a few tricks I need to explain first. Also, these packages will probably not be added to the Package Library any time soon. I would love to have them in there, […]

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 […]

Introduction to password hygiene Our ideas and knowledge about secure passwords have evolved over the last five years. In this post, I’ll talk about password hygiene and policies that may help you create stronger passwords and fortify the security in your environment. First, forget everything you’ve been taught about passwords. Second, it’s important to understand […]

Many of you are probably familiar with Shane and his amazing beard from our Thursday webcasts. You may not be as familiar, however, with Adam and Shawn, our two other founders who do more behind the scenes and help this great company tick. All three of our founders are pretty awesome and helped build what […]

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. […]