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Microsoft has baked into the upcoming Fall Creators Update of Windows 10 an interesting little feature called Controlled Folder Access, which allows you to set restrictions on which executables can make changes in certain directories. In the recent Insider Preview builds of Server 2016, Controlled Folder Access has been present, so it’s probably safe to […]

PDQ Deploy 14 with its many features is now available for download. To update your console, click the “A new version is available” notice in the status bar of your console. If the update link is not visible, go to Options > Preferences > Alerts to enable the update notices. Want to know what’s new?

Today, we’re going to show how to delete all target history from a schedule using PowerShell. Summer is almost over. Those of you who work in education may be feeling the stress of back-to-school related responsibilities. PDQ.com is here for you. We’ve got your back. (Unless you need a glass of whiskey, then you’re on […]

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 […]

Security advisory? Didn’t we just go through this with WannaCrypt/WannaCry?! It just goes to show you, the job of a SysAdmin is never done. Although not related to WannaCrypt, Microsoft has just announced a Security Advisory related to vulnerabilities that are at heightened risk of exploitation. For supported operating systems, the patches for these vulnerabilities […]

“So let it be written, so let it be done.” All due respect to the fellow bald-headed Yul Brynner, but I wish the writers of The Ten Commandments would have had someone (Charlton, perhaps?) retort, “Hey, Russian Ramses, that’s easier said than done”. Many of you have, most assuredly, noticed that PDQ Deploy version 12 […]

Ransomware Attack Patch Important Note: Due to the critical nature of the WannaCrypt ransomware attack, we have made the Windows Update patches temporarily available to Pro customers as well as Enterprise customers until May 31, 2017. After May 31 these patches will be exclusive to Enterprise customers. On Friday May 12, one of the largest ransomware […]

The Powers From On-High have declared that no more shall Skype for Business be installed in your organization. No more recipe sharing, pictures of Ms. Coddlebottom’s trip to Aunt Bethany and Uncle Cleatus’ gator farm, or HR infractions in the form of wildly inappropriate memes involving kitchen utensils and spray foam. You have been tasked, […]