Category: PDQ Deploy

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 […]

If you have access to the PDQ Deploy Package Library you can use our pre-built package for silently installing TightVNC to all of your Windows computers. If you’d like to build your own TightVNC package you can follow the steps outlined below. In fact, building this package is an excellent exercise for learning how to […]

Oh, Yahoo! when will you learn you can’t buy friends? Firefox set the default search engine to Yahoo! back in 2014. Since then sys admins have been battling the forced setting. Looking to silently change Firefox default search engine in your network? Can do. Changing search engines on an individual basis is simple. To make […]

The problem: A machine in a frozen state loses all changes made to it at its next reboot. This is great for keeping machines in a consistent state for each user every day in, for example, lab environments. However, when the machine does not come out of a frozen state during a maintenance window, changes […]

New Additions PDQ Deploy 11 is here and includes some great new additions to its already powerful lineup of features. You can upgrade PDQ Deploy to version 11 by clicking the “A new version is available” notice in the status bar of your console. If the update link is not visible, go to File > […]

We’re going to look at using PowerShell and SQLite to update package file paths in PDQ Deploy. Trust me, it’s more exciting than it sounds. During the course of a recent file server migration, lots of scary warnings started popping up all over the place in my Deploy window! What happened? What was I to […]