Hello, Colby here! I’m a computer keyboard collector and enthusiast. I mostly collect mechanical keyboards, but I have a few non-mechanical ones as well. A friend of mine introduced me to mechanical keyboards in college, sometime around 2012 I believe. I typed a little bit on his Razer BlackWidow with Cherry MX Blue switches and […]

As you may already know, the newly redesigned Skype 8 has replaced Skype 7. Microsoft was originally planning to ax Skype 7 on September 1st but has delayed the inevitable end due to customer lash back. One of the unfortunate new ‘features’ of Skype 8 is you can no longer turn off automatic updates. This […]

If you are like me, not only have you never made an error in your script but all external forces that are out of your control also always work as intended! What do people without the magic PowerShell touch do? They embark in the ancient battle that has gone on for generations called error handling.  […]

If you’re getting tired of paying overage fees to the blood-sucking vampires that run the ISPs servicing your remote sites, I’m going to show you an alternative to DFS which allows you to cache your deploy patch/install files to each remote site. Target machines can then grab the install files from their closest cache server […]

PDQ Deploy 17 is now available for download. This version of PDQ Deploy comes with something you’ve all been waiting for – integrated functionality with the PDQ Inventory 16 optional Agent. In order to use this new feature, you will need to be using both PDQ Deploy 17 and PDQ Inventory 16.5 running in Central […]

If you’re new to PDQ.com this blog post is bound to help you know how to use our Support Site and submit a support ticket, as well as reach our Solutions Team. Also, keep in mind that this post is more directed toward those of you who may be new to the IT world. We […]

I recently returned from Black Hat, one of the world’s largest cybersecurity conferences in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada. While there I was able to learn various techniques used by hackers to infiltrate and take over entire networks. We were taught these techniques so we can understand how to defend against the various hacks […]

Last time in PDQ Deploy Install Step (Part 2) we went over the Nested Package Step, the File Copy Step, and the Reboot Step. Luckily, you can read up on it here if you missed it. Now, let’s check back in and review the last three install steps of this three-part blog series. Sleep Step Surprise, […]

In PDQ Deploy Install Step (Part 1), we discussed PDQ Deploy and the Install Step, the Command Step, and the PowerShell Step. If you missed it, you can get back up to speed by reading the article here. Now, let’s dive into a few other PDQ Deploy Install steps. The Nested Package Step The great […]