Category: PDQ Deploy

Let’s go through some steps that may prove helpful in speeding up your processes in joining machines to a domain, or helping you to migrate machines to a new domain at scale. We will utilize some pretty simple PowerShell to accomplish this task. So without further ado, grab a drink, sit back, and let’s do this! […]

Need to deploy monthly Windows updates to PCs on your network? Good news, we are now offering the Monthly Windows updates for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 in the PDQ Deploy Package Library! Take a knee, team. Microsoft recently modified the way that OS updates are delivered. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates now behave […]

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In this post, we’ll go over how to disable Flash on IE, Firefox, and Chrome. The video below is the complete recorded webcast in which we cover each browser. In each section, a link is provided that will go to that portion of the webcast or you can watch the webcast in its entirety below. […]

You’re looking to deploy Adobe Creative Cloud using setup.exe, rather than the MSI. For instructions on using the MSI, check out this blog post. This post will show you how to configure the Creative Cloud Packager and then successfully install the selected Adobe CC products. Be sure to check out the tips for troubleshooting silent […]

A common request we have is how to remove AppX packages, or in other words, remove Windows 10 default applications. First, you’ll see how to write and deploy a script to remove the applications, then we’ll look at an option for removing the application for all users on a workstation. Building the Script to Remove […]

PDQ Deploy 12 is now available. 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 File > Preferences > Alerts to enable update notices. New in the PDQ Deploy 12 Release Use PDQ Inventory Scan User […]

Utilizing the CLI interface (available in both PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory) we showed you initiating deployments and scans using PowerShell in this webcast. Why use the CLI? There are a few scenarios this can be handy, such as if you are on a remote computer and cannot access the console. Perhaps you want to […]

It is the nature of things that seemingly straightforward recipes such as those to remotely activate Office can sometimes fail. Realizing that your 14,783 deployments of Office didn’t activate correctly and that 14,783 ravenous, ill-tempered, and thirsty (assume for blood) users will be walking into the office in less than twelve hours to face the […]