Category: PDQ Deploy

In today’s blog post I’ll review the basics of third-party software patching, as well as automated software deployments using schedules in PDQ Deploy. PDQ Deploy is a software deployment tool that includes the Package Library, this repository grants you access to hundreds of premade deployment packages. Deploy also allows you to create custom deployment packages […]

PDQ.com Beta Support Site Our developers have been working hard over the last few months (first time ever) building a new community beta support site. We think they’ve turned out something people (other than their mothers) would be proud of. However, their egos have grown with the site, and we need your help to knock […]

Before we started PDQ.com, we spent several years in the trenches as system administrators supporting large businesses with IBM Tivoli Framework and Microsoft SCCM. These systems were great for large organizations, but a bit out of reach for small and medium-sized businesses. With that in mind, we created PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory. Tools for […]

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, or MDT, is an incredibly flexible, extensible, and powerful utility in the hands of any sysadmin. As times change and best practices mature, we’ve seen a shift from traditional “golden” images (with applications, settings, etc. all baked in) to thin images, easily updated and dynamically provisioned during the imaging process itself. […]

As of March 12, 2018, we will no longer be updating or maintaining the WannaCrypt Patch (MS17-10) collection. Even though we’ve removed the collection from the Collection Library, there are still ways to identify and keep computers patched. It’s been nearly a year since the mass hysteria after WannaCrypt and its nasty host of friends […]

PDQ Deploy 16 is now available  This version comes with some highly requested features and enhancements. To enable alerts for new versions of PDQ products, click Options > Preferences > Alerts (or press Ctrl+Comma) and check Auto Update Check Enabled. Once saved, click A new version is available in the status bar to download and install the new version. […]

Is your PDQ Deploy console starting to get unorganized and messy but you’re unsure where to begin cleaning it up? Are you afraid of clearing out old/unused deployments in fear of removing something relevant and making a permanent mistake? Are you even more fearful of SQL/SQLite code? Using SQLite queries can be a quick path […]

Intel has released the INTEL-SA-00086 Detection Tool so you can identify which computers are vulnerable to the recently found Intel® Management Engine (ME) security vulnerabilities. For those that have been living under a rock, a number of vulnerabilities have been discovered in Intel chips, yes, physical chips. Here’s how you can use PDQ Deploy and Inventory […]

“The time has come,” the PDQ employee said, “to talk of many things…” Welcome back to our continuing series on the many things in PDQ Deploy that you may not know, or may have forgotten. We’ve already brought you Copy Mode, Run As Options, and Offline Statuses; today we’ll discuss the very helpful Scan After feature. […]