Category: PDQ Deploy

PowerShell Classes Last week on PDQ Live, we went over PowerShell classes and when, why, and how to use them. Why use classes over functions? Class Basics Creating an example class object Where PowerShell classes fall short Creating a bar and adding drinks  Using the variable ‘$This’ Q&A Question 1 Q&A Question 2 Q&A Question […]

A Certifiably, Registered DNS Problem I have a problem. Not a drinking problem, not even a personal problem. A problem with how Windows handles DNS registration. When I move my laptop from my wired dock to our wireless connection, the DNS entry is, annoyingly, no longer correct. The DNS server still reports the old address. […]

I recently figured out a way to automatically patch Slack in our environment AND apply a dark theme to any user who wants it. I accomplished this with PowerShell, this Github repository, and PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory. If dark mode allows you to see better, cranks your hacker image up to the next level, or […]

This week on PDQ Live, we shared some great tricks to save you time and money during audit season. Scan Profiles Leverage WMI Scan Profiles to show the user profiles on target workstations. (0:59) User Profiles.xml Retrieve partial Windows Product Keys from target workstations. (3:09) Windows Keys.xml Use the disk scanner from the Standard Scan […]

Have you ever been expected to magically manage your environment without the correct permissions to do so? This was me in my previous job. I was required to keep a multitude of applications up to date that required reboots and yet I wasn’t allowed to force reboots. Instead, I was told to send out a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]