Category: PDQ Inventory

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 […]

This blog is a follow-up to a recent blog I published about importing Product Keys into PDQ Inventory with SQLite and PowerShell. (If you are looking for that blog – go here) Something I didn’t touch on in the other blog was concerning possible performance hurdles that you may run into when playing around with […]

Once upon a time, I was asked how to go about bulk importing product keys into PDQ Inventory during a webcast. Easy peasy, I thought, as I babbled on for a bit until I realized that I could write a blog instead. So voila! Blog! Preparation (and deep breaths) First and foremost, this functionality already […]

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 […]

PDQ Inventory 17 is now available for download. This version of PDQ Inventory comes with some smaller features that have unfortunately been on the back burner, but we figure it’s about time we tackle. To enable alerts for new versions of PDQ products, click Options > Preferences > Alerts (or press Ctrl+Comma) and check Auto […]

We just returned from a Parent / Teacher conference where we discussed the progress of our child, PDQ Agent. We were, admittedly, a little sad to hear his teacher say “He is not like the other children”. We understand his attendance record is sub-par. We understand that he is often a distraction to the other […]

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 […]