Category: PowerShell

Hipster cred! I have it, you want it. No way to build it up faster than to be into something before it becomes popular. You may have been wondering how you might be able to pull a random list of fifteen infrequently listened to bands and document the fact that you knew of them before […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

If you joined us at our live webcast this last Thursday (October 13, 2016 as of this posting) you were introduced to some nifty PowerShell scripts which we want to make available to you. If you missed the webcast, click the video below and get caught up! First, we discuss getting your environment ready for […]

New Features The latest PDQ Inventory 10 is now available and it includes some highly requested features! PDQ Inventory can be upgraded to version 10 by clicking the “A new version is available” notice in the status bar of your console. You can also download the new release here; PDQ Inventory 10. Read on to […]

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 […]

Today we’ll look at automating software installs for imaged computers, all while saving yourself some storage space and more importantly…time. Before you get started here, you’ll want to have an Active Directory security group and OU for imaged machines set. Automating Software Installs for Imaged Computers PowerShell Code The PowerShell code is really pretty straightforward. […]

Copying files to all of the the user profiles is a snap with PowerShell. It’s one of the more common questions that I’m asked, so I thought I’d get a blog post written about it so that people have something to reference. Copying Files to All User Profiles If you have ever used a computer, […]