We just returned from a Parent / Teacher conference where we discussed the progress of our child, PDQ Agent. We were, admittedly, a little sad to hear his teacher say “He is not like the other children”. We understand his attendance record is sub-par. We understand that he is often a distraction to the other […]

One of the most common requests that we’ve received over the years is for instruction on how to properly deploy Office 365. Some time ago, High Overlord Brigg was kind enough to compile an article that many of you have used to build your own Deploy package for this task. Unfortunately, as his power has […]

Setting Up DFS In Your Environment Let’s walk through setting up Windows DFS. If reading is not your thing, check out the video tutorial above that goes through these same steps. The following steps assume that you already have both of your servers set up. You’ll just be setting up roles and replication. Let’s start […]

Obituary Section Dearly beloved sysadmins, we have gathered here today to put the soul of a cluster to rest. INFONUCLEUS1 and INFONUCLEUS2, along with their persnickety IMS pair, served PDQ.com and its growing demands in early 2019 when it was put out to the colo pasture to host ultra-low-priority lab machines. Individually crafted by SuperMicro […]

How PDQ.com is Giving Back to the Community We do more than just develop software and talk about the Simpsons, Futurama, and Family Guy around here. We also like to contribute to our community and help serve those around us too. That’s why we wanted to share a few of the ways PDQ gives back.  […]

We’ve covered lot’s of things in this boot camp series to get you ready for your first deployment. If you missed them, check out our past videos and blog posts before continuing. We discuss things such as, “Setting up LAPS,” “How to Set up DHCP,” and  “How to Set Up DNS.” Today, we walk you through your first deployment using PDQ […]

As of this writing, the United States government is reopening for three weeks ending the longest government shutdown in American history. PDQ.com understands how difficult this shutdown has been on the hundreds of thousands of government workers that were furloughed.  If you’re a system administrator, what happened to your machines while you were gone? What […]

You’ve found yourself in the same situation as most other sysadmins in the world. Now, you’ve been tasked to clean up Windows 10 for your organization. You’ve searched the internet and found blogs and forum posts with random bits of PowerShell, most of which only run within the current user context.  Not to fear, this […]

You’ve Inherited PDQ Deploy and Inventory…Now What? You just found out that Tim is moving on. You’re not sure where, and you’re not sure that you care. All that matters now is that you’re taking over his system administration duties. Yep. That’s right. Those 342 machines that Tim was responsible for keeping patched and up-to-date […]