Category: PDQ Inventory

Here’s a quick demo of how to quickly update all your computers in PDQ Inventory to have a new Custom Field. We’re going to look at adding Custom Fields to multiple computers with PowerShell and the PDQ Inventory Custom Fields Import Wizard. (Pro or Enterprise mode required for Custom Fields.) Normally, the Custom Fields Import Wizard is […]

Much like the humble hamburger, WinDirStat is one of those life-changing events that walks into your life and you love it freely. When you combine the power of WinDirStat and PDQ Inventory, you can create an awesome tool combo. Mmm, hamburger WinDirStat. Although you may not realize it, WinDirStat can be called from the command line. […]

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, […]

If you’re looking for an easier way to scan the registry of your computers, you are at the right place. There are just a few steps to take to set up a Scan Profile with a registry scanner to find what you are looking for. Watch a video tutorial, or follow the steps below. Setting […]

Thanks to everyone who joined our webcast live. Below are downloads you can import into PDQ Inventory as well as other helpful videos and links relating to creating reports in PDQ Inventory. XML Downloads Reports – Advanced Reporting Reports-Pattern vs Expression Scan Profile-DHCP/Static Registry Videos Playlist: Filters for Collections and Reports Advanced Reports in PDQ […]

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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