Last time in PDQ Deploy Install Step (Part 2) we went over the Nested Package Step, the File Copy Step, and the Reboot Step. Luckily, you can read up on it here if you missed it. Now, let’s check back in and review the last three install steps of this three-part blog series. Sleep Step Surprise, […]

In PDQ Deploy Install Step (Part 1), we discussed PDQ Deploy and the Install Step, the Command Step, and the PowerShell Step. If you missed it, you can get back up to speed by reading the article here. Now, let’s dive into a few other PDQ Deploy Install steps. The Nested Package Step The great […]

Install Step The PDQ Deploy Install step is more powerful than you may think.  Jordan and I walk you through all the many uses for the Install step. These include .exe, .msi, .msp, batch files, VBscripts, Regedit files, and PowerShell scripts. PDQ Deploy makes the installation of different install files smooth as butter.  MSI files […]

If you work in the mortgage industry, then you’re definitely no stranger to the name Ellie Mae. As of 2014, the company processed almost a quarter of all mortgage applications in the United States through their Encompass platform. Now, despite being a massive, billion-dollar enterprise, they have failed to release a client with silent install […]

In Part 1 of this blog series, “PDQ Automated Software Deployments,”  you created and set up schedules, and now you’re patching your machines. But, what if you didn’t want to patch all of your machines at the same time? Maybe you want to set up a pilot group to test patches before rolling them out […]

PDQ Deploy, in conjunction with PDQ Inventory, can be a powerful tool in setting up automated software deployments. When combined, the two can be configured to identify and patch many of the most common applications with pre-built packages in our Package Library. Below is how I like to setup my software deployments using PDQ Deploy’s, […]

So you bought this great network inventory management tool, got it set up, it’s returning data, but you want more. Here’s five of my favorite features and tips to get the most out of PDQ Inventory. 1. Managing multiple domains with PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory. PDQ Inventory requires very little to be able to […]

PDQ’s Computer Inventory Tool Even before working here at PDQ.com, PDQ Inventory was my favorite computer inventory tool. Today I’m going to show you one of the reasons why. We talk a lot about deploying software patches and updates, but how do you identify what needs patching? The answer is collections. We maintain a dynamic […]

In today’s blog post I’ll review the basics of third-party software patching, as well as automated software deployments using schedules in PDQ Deploy. PDQ Deploy is a software deployment tool that includes the Package Library, this repository grants you access to hundreds of premade deployment packages. Deploy also allows you to create custom deployment packages […]