Category: PDQ Deploy

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 […]

Much like our own heartbeat, the heartbeat trigger feature in PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory can really save your bacon. In fact, the heartbeat trigger helps solve some common issues that system administrators often run into: Staying late to get software installed. Dealing with laptops that come and go. Handling machines that get turned off over the night […]

This post begins with a warning about disabling SMBv1, a scary warning that should cause cold, bone-chilled sweats and nightmares of a post-apocalyptic future fit for neither man nor beast; and you should read this dire warning right after reading this sentence you are now reading. Warning, Achtung, Mise en Garde, Peligro, Pericolo Disabling SMBv1 […]

WannaCry? More like wanna pull your hair out from all the confusing information out there? Yeah. We hear you. With the recent news about the WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware, people are scrambling to find out if their machines are patched and protected. Worry not, this blog will show you how to find out if you’re protected or not. Additionally, […]

Do you enjoy repetitive tasks, busy work, and thoughtless clicking of buttons? If you do, then this blog might not be for you. This blog is for people looking for a better solution to patch management and software updates. Are you staying late at work trying to update all of your machines to the latest version […]

Tasked as you are to install Skype for Business so users can chit chat all the livelong day and collaboratively interface about marketing buzzwords, cotillions, bar mitzvahs, the annual Potato Festival, and probably work too, we have this fair post to help in your Skype for Business deployment adventure. If you are looking to uninstall […]

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 […]

Write-Host “Hello world!” Hi there. I’m Colby Bouma, a shiny new employee at PDQ.com on the QA team. I used PDQ extensively at my previous job and I did some crazy things with it. Today I would like to share one of those crazy things with you. It’s important to know I tend to go […]