Author: JJ Bateman

Happy Star Wars Day

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It’s the age-old* question people have been asking since at least 2006. Which is nerdier, Star Wars or PowerShell? While the debate rages on, we’ve taken on a different task. How can we join the two together for the ultimate mashup of fandom meets technical prowess? While it may be an unconventional use of PDQ […]

Dear Oracle, Dear Ask


If you’ve ever seen Mean Girls, you’ll remember Gretchen Weiners’ futile resolve to subtly inject the word “fetch” into the group’s vernacular. After numerous attempts, Regina finally has enough, and squashes Gretchen’s hopes.  That’s how we feel about the online installer of Java trying to get you to install the Ask Toolbar on your machine. (our Java packages […]

The Horror of The Ask Toolbar


How many times has this happened to you? It is 4:30 on a Friday afternoon and you are considering the endless possibilities that the weekend has to offer.  You skipped the birthday cake in the break room during the lunch hour; instead you spent the time waiting in line at the bank.  Why?  Because tonight […]

Version 3.0 (release 2) of PDQ Deploy


Admin Arsenal is excited to announce the public release 3.0 (release 2) of PDQ Deploy. Download the latest release.  What is new in Release 2 Improvements to database connections to prevent time outs. Performance improvements in console start up. Fixed a bug which could cause the background service to stop after a target reboot. Fixed […]

The Save Button


The Redesign If you’ve downloaded the new PDQ Deploy 3, you might notice that it looks a lot different than our previous versions. This past summer we thought it was high time to pull an Extreme Makeover:Software Edition. We renovated every menu, window, toolbar, icon, button and status bar we had. You may love it, […]

PDQ Deploy Version 3


Admin Arsenal has released PDQ Deploy 3.0.  We are happy that the infighting, blaiming, and eventual crying have led to the release of a great tool for Sys Admins that need to deploy EXEs and MSIs silently. Some of the new features include: An updated look with faster performance New OS Conditions for Windows 8.1 […]

Spam, Eggs and Spam!


Sad day here at Admin Arsenal… Due to Zendesk not getting their $#!* together, we have no choice but to turn on CAPTCHA to prevent spammers from hocking their male-member enlargement pills, homeopathic acai panaceas, and “gauranteed” methods for making an extra 5 zillion dollars a month. Not saying that there’s anything wrong with these […]