Author: Annalisa Williams

At our last live webcast (you can sign up to join our free IT webcasts here), we discussed Custom Tools and shared some of our favorites. Below is a download for a favorite utility that allows you to remotely access the registry of a target computer you can import for use on your PDQ Inventory […]

Ever have a website your users need to use a specific browser to access? Or perhaps you need a particular browser to be the default browser. Getting users directed to the correct browser can be done with a little set up using the Browser Router in PolicyPak. First, you’ll need to make sure that you […]

It’s simple enough to get Mozilla Firefox remotely installed on your computers, but how do you keep users from changing settings and potentially leaving your network vulnerable? In this post we’ll first silently install Firefox on machines, and then enforce Firefox settings using group policy. Silently Installing Firefox Mozilla Firefox is one of the many […]

We made some pretty big changes in PDQ Deploy 10. One change that may have caught a few PDQ Deploy users off guard is the need to add console users for access to the PDQ console instead of simply having local admin privileges. Adding console users is especially important for those using the command line […]

Java’s quarterly release for July 19, 2016 (Java 8 update 101) contains fixes for security vulnerabilities. Admins are advised to apply this critical patch to systems as soon as possible to protect against potential attacks. Here’s a quick guide to silently install Java 8 and then manage Java settings for added security and control. Below […]

The PDQ Deploy release has new features that make it even easier to get deployments out to the correct computers and with more precision. Depending on your environment, some users may find this means faster deployments. Additionally, there are improvements to repository clean up and added integration with PDQ Inventory. PDQ Deploy can be upgraded […]

Let’s get WinZip deployed to your computers. After you silently install WinZip, you’ll then define the settings you want on all devices in your network. Below is a video that will walk you through all the steps. Silently Install WinZip Because WinZip is a paid product (you’ll need your own license handy), it’s not available […]

There are a few ways to remotely install printer drivers. This post will cover two methods, using a print server and setting up an IP port. Both of these methods are also covered in a tutorial done at a webcast. A recording of this webcast is available below. Let’s dive in! Remotely Install Printer Drivers […]

If you’ve used RDP and run the gpupdate /force you may have seen the “Remote Desktop Services session has ended” error which forces your RDP to disconnect. Here’s how to prevent a disconnect during GP Update. It just requires a simple registry edit.   Prevent a Disconnect During GP Update Reconnect to the machine and […]