Category: PDQ Inventory

The Introduction Are you new to the whole system administrators thing? Are you pretty computer savvy, but not professionally or college trained and fell into your IT position by ‘accident.’  It sounds like we have some things in common.  Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Alyssa, and I’ve worked at for just over […]

In Part 1 of this blog series, “PDQ Automated Software Deployments,”  you created and set up schedules, and now you’re patching your machines. But, what if you didn’t want to patch all of your machines at the same time? Maybe you want to set up a pilot group to test patches before rolling them out […]

PDQ Deploy, in conjunction with PDQ Inventory, can be a powerful tool in setting up automated software deployments. When combined, the two can be configured to identify and patch many of the most common applications with pre-built packages in our Package Library. Below is how I like to setup my software deployments using PDQ Deploy’s, […]

So you bought this great network inventory management tool, got it set up, it’s returning data, but you want more. Here’s five of my favorite features and tips to get the most out of PDQ Inventory. 1. Managing multiple domains with PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory. PDQ Inventory requires very little to be able to […]

PDQ’s Computer Inventory Tool Even before working here at, PDQ Inventory was my favorite computer inventory tool. Today I’m going to show you one of the reasons why. We talk a lot about deploying software patches and updates, but how do you identify what needs patching? The answer is collections. We maintain a dynamic […]

Getting Started Right on! You just downloaded the free trial of PDQ’s inventory management software (PDQ Inventory).  The best way to get it up and running “Pretty Damn Quick,” is simple. This overview will show you how to quickly add computers to start your efficient computer inventory management. PDQ Inventory is a Windows inventory software […]

PDQ Inventory 16 is now available.  This version comes with one of our highest requested features so far— the optional Agent. 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 […] 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 […]

The Collection Library PDQ Inventory’s, Collection Library, is a powerful tool that ensures you are targeting computers with schedules accurately. It also gives you a current display of what machines are patched or have outdated software. Even if your business has specific software or other applications that are not in the Collection Library, PDQ still […]