Category: PDQ Deploy

Intel recently fixed a vulnerability with the Intel Processor Identification Utility (advisory here). You may not think this software is on your network, but are you certain? With PDQ Inventory you can be absolutely certain! Find all installs of Intel Processor Identification Utility with PDQ Inventory We’re going to scan for all applications installed on […]

Summer is winding down and school is back in session for many people across the country. So, if you were busy fitting in a last-minute vacation, taking kids school shopping, or gearing back up for the next quarter and missed out on the webcast last week, no need to fret. We’ve got you covered so […]

Last week on PDQ Live! we went through some of the inner workings of PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory. If you missed it that’s ok, get ready to lift the hood and let’s get this webcast recap started.  How do PDQ Inventory heartbeats work? How is the online/offline status determined? (1:10) How to connect to […]

PDQ Live If you missed out on our webcast last week, never fear, our webcast recap is here. Last week was our PDQ & A…your opportunity to ask questions, and we answer them. Watch the webcast here or keep reading if that’s more your thing. I am new to PDQ and love it so far. […]

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 […]

A Certifiably, Registered DNS Problem I have a problem. Not a drinking problem, not even a personal problem. A problem with how Windows handles DNS registration. When I move my laptop from my wired dock to our wireless connection, the DNS entry is, annoyingly, no longer correct. The DNS server still reports the old address. […]

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 […]