Category: PDQ Deploy

Dear Admins of Microsoft XP and Server 2003 clients, We feel your pain and offer our deepest sympathies. However… computers with Microsoft XP or Server 2003 can no longer be managed using PDQ Deploy 14.  XP and Server 2003 were end-of-lifed by Microsoft in 2014 and 2015 and have been unsupported by PDQ.com since 2015. […]

Are you a fan of Spy vs. Spy, but it’s just not nerdy enough for you? We bring you Sysadmin vs. Sysadmin. In this premiere episode Pink and Blue go head to head. Who will win? Watch to find out and be sure to check out Episode 2: Solitary Incitement and Episode 3: Print and Prejudice.

For those of you who don’t know, Slack is a team communication application and platform. Conversations are organized into channels where team members can chat, call, and share files. But one of the coolest features of Slack is their support for third party integrations, which is exactly what we’re going to use today to build […]

As we and everyone else predicted, a variant of the WannaCry/WannCrypt has been released into the wild: NotPetya (early virus scans marked it as last year’s Petya, but it’s not). We’ve been keeping a close eye on this throughout the day, and have come up with a package that could possibly prevent NotPetya infection. No, this […]

Much like our own heartbeat, the heartbeat trigger feature in PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory can really save your bacon. In fact, the heartbeat trigger helps solve some common issues that system administrators often run into: Staying late to get software installed. Dealing with laptops that come and go. Handling machines that get turned off over the night […]

This post begins with a warning about disabling SMBv1, a scary warning that should cause cold, bone-chilled sweats and nightmares of a post-apocalyptic future fit for neither man nor beast; and you should read this dire warning right after reading this sentence you are now reading. Warning, Achtung, Mise en Garde, Peligro, Pericolo Disabling SMBv1 […]

WannaCry? More like wanna pull your hair out from all the confusing information out there? Yeah. We hear you. With the recent news about the WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware, people are scrambling to find out if their machines are patched and protected. Worry not, this blog will show you how to find out if you’re protected or not. Additionally, […]

Do you enjoy repetitive tasks, busy work, and thoughtless clicking of buttons? If you do, then this blog might not be for you. This blog is for people looking for a better solution to patch management and software updates. Are you staying late at work trying to update all of your machines to the latest version […]

Tasked as you are to install Skype for Business so users can chit chat all the livelong day and collaboratively interface about marketing buzzwords, cotillions, bar mitzvahs, the annual Potato Festival, and probably work too, we have this fair post to help in your Skype for Business deployment adventure. If you are looking to uninstall […]