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What's new in PDQ Deploy & PDQ Inventory

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Emily Jarvis|Updated January 1, 2021
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    PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory versions are now available for downloads. To enable alerts for newly released versions of PDQ products, click Options > Preferences Alerts (or press Ctrl+Comma) and select both Auto Update Check Enabled and Release Channel. Once saved, click A new version is available in the status bar to download and install the latest released version.

    Scan As options for scanning

    We've now provided the option to scan using either Local System or Scan User. During a scan, a Windows service is created on the target. The Run As setting determines how this service "logs on" after it is created. To access these settings, click Options > Preferences (or press Ctrl+Comma) and select Scanning in the Preferences window.

    Scan User

    Executes scans on the target in a non-interactive session as the Scan User. This is the default setting and is appropriate for the vast majority of scans.

    Local System

    Executes scans using the Local System account on the target. PDQ Inventory connects to the target using the Scan User credentials, creates the PDQInventoryRunner service, and then instructs the service to log on as Local System.

    Additional changes and bug fixes

    • PDQ Deploy: Moved the packages tab in the Schedules window to the left as it is accessed more frequently than the remaining tabs

    Bug Fixes
    • PDQ Deploy: Aborted deployments no longer show 'Exceeded timeout" error.

    But wait, there's more!

    We are currently working on a significant feature that is now in the alpha phase. We are so very excited for its unveiling. It is just around the corner.

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    Emily Jarvis

    Emily was an employee at PDQ.

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