Category: PDQ Inventory

We just returned from a Parent / Teacher conference where we discussed the progress of our child, PDQ Agent. We were, admittedly, a little sad to hear his teacher say “He is not like the other children”. We understand his attendance record is sub-par. We understand that he is often a distraction to the other […]

You’ve Inherited PDQ Deploy and Inventory…Now What? You just found out that Tim is moving on. You’re not sure where, and you’re not sure that you care. All that matters now is that you’re taking over his system administration duties. Yep. That’s right. Those 342 machines that Tim was responsible for keeping patched and up-to-date […]

How to Convince The Boss We know, that you know that our software is pretty awesome, but does the holder of the purse strings know that too? So how do you convince and impress your boss? It can be hard persuading the Big Kahuna when it comes to purchases or changes. Luckily we can help […]

So you wanna know what Windows Store apps are installed to a computer? Microsoft’s new method of software distribution has been a pain point for software inventory, but thankfully we’ve found a method to help gather what apps are installed to a computer and today we’ll talk about how to inventory Windows Store Apps. Inventory […]

So you’ve found yourself in a dilemma, you’ve just made a bunch of new GPO’s (Group Policy Objects) and you’ve got your manager breathing down your neck.  You need these changes to apply NOW, not on the Active Directory timeline. Not to fear, PDQ’s got your back in this post we’ll talk about how to […]

What good are computers without an address and what good is a network without some automation? DHCP allows computers to automatically acquire an address without having to manually set it. DHCP is included as part of Windows’ Server and offers a nicer set of features over a standard wireless router. To start, navigate to the […]

How to Set Up DNS In this post, we’ll show you how to set up DNS since it is a very important part of what makes PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory tick.  For this guide, we’ll assume that you’ll be using Window DNS and that the role is already installed to whatever server will be your DNS […]

Hi there! Today I would like to show you my approach to installing the PDQ Inventory Agent through PDQ Deploy. First, a quick disclaimer: the Agent is still new and has some scaling issues. Deploy it slowly and monitor the performance of your Inventory instance. If you start to notice issues, uninstall a few Agents. […]

PDQ Deploy 17 is now available for download. This version of PDQ Deploy comes with something you’ve all been waiting for – integrated functionality with the PDQ Inventory 16 optional Agent. In order to use this new feature, you will need to be using both PDQ Deploy 17 and PDQ Inventory 16.5 running in Central […]