Now Available: PDQ Inventory 8

What’s New in PDQ Inventory 8

Adding Non-Windows Devices

Keep track of your various devices by adding them into PDQ Inventory. Information that can be scanned is limited and some fields will require manual input from you. Prebuilt collections are included and you can build reports on these devices within PDQ Inventory. To manually change the Allow Scan status, in the Computer window, go to Computer > Allow Scan (or right-click a computer and select Allow Scan).

Collect Non-OS Updates

See what Hot Fixes were applied to your computers by double-clicking any computer and selecting the Hot Fixes page. Prior to version 8, this page only collected Microsoft OS updates but now includes software hot fixes as well.

scan for hotfixes inventory 8

For Pro Users

Collect BitLocker Drive Encryption DataDiskDrive300px

You can view BitLocker information on individual computers by double-clicking a computer in the main console, and selecting the Disk Drives page. Select the drive in order to view its partitions. The BitLocker data that is collected includes:

  • Protection Lock Status
  • BitLocker Encryption
  • BitLocker Version
  • Conversion Status
  • Percentage Encrypted
  • Identification Field
  • Automatic Unlock
  • Key Protectors

You may notice not all of these fields are visible. If you have a field you would like to make visible simply click the customize this grid icon in the left corner of the table.

bitlocker encryption

File Scanner Improvements

The file scanner has gotten a major face lift in this update. The new interface makes it easier than ever to set up your scan to grab exactly the information you need on files in your network. Learn more about configuring the file scanner here.

For Enterprise Users

Run Now Option for Auto ReportsRun Auto Report Now

You’ve got your reports scheduled and running regularly, (see how to set up auto reports, click here) but then you need a report right away. Now you can get those auto reports immediately.

After selecting Auto Reports from the tree and selecting your desired report, click the Run Now button. All the same settings you specified when you first set up the auto report will be used (except the set schedule obviously…you just told the report to run now).

run now auto reports

After that, your schedule will also still continue to run. If you need to make changes you can make those in the right sidebar.


3 responses

  • Looking forward to using the new file scanner update. I always like to know who the “hoarders” are and see how much I can delete before they even notice. Lex would be so proud of me. Would still like to option to change the “theme” to a darker version. Would be easier on the eyes. Keep up the good work.

  • Can you elaborate on the non-windows statement? Does this mean Mac/Linux computers, or are we talking networking equipment type objects? Thanks again for the great products and this update.

    • Bob,

      You are most welcome for the update. What we mean by a non-windows devices is that essentially, you can add anything from Active Directory if there is an IP address. If the device is added through in the Add Computer window using browse Active Directory or through Active Directory Sync (Preferences > Active Directory), then the device will be picked up and automatically identified as Allow Scan disabled. You can also add any device you want outside of Active Directory, but you will need to manually change it to Allow Scan disabled (Computer > Allow Scan) and manually enter the information that is editable on the Computer page of the Computer window.

      Hope that helps!

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