Automatically Perform an Inventory Scan After Deploying Software

Hey PDQ Admins. PDQ Deploy can now initiate a scan in PDQ Inventory following a deployment.

Just about any sys admin who has deployed software has wanted their Inventory product to reflect the results of the deployment ASAP. Generally we have all had to manually perform an inventory scan of the target computers after the deployment.  In order to do this you must be running Pro mode for both PDQ Deploy (2.2 or higher) and PDQ Inventory 2.0 Release 4 or higher. (PDQ Deploy 2.2 is currently in a public beta). 

Here is a video demonstrating how to do this.

To configure the Scan After Deployment feature open PDQ Deploy and go to File > Preferences > Deployments.

Scan After Deployment

Just a note. You don’t have to create a new Scan Profile (as was demonstrated in the video). You can just stick with deploying your current default profile. I just wanted to help streamline the process and only scan for changes in installed applications.

To configure automatic inventory scans following software deployments you will need the following:

  • PDQ Deploy 2.2 or higher. 2.2 is, at this time, in beta. You can obtain the latest beta here. (Remember, beta releases will have more bugs!)
  • PDQ Inventory 2.0 Release 4. If you are running an earlier version of Inventory please go to Help > Check for Update. If you don’t currently have PDQ Inventory you can get it here.
  • Pro mode for both products. If you aren’t running in Pro mode, you can get trials for both PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory.

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