Impress Your Boss In Under Five Minutes Want to impress the boss? In under five minutes (and just five steps), we’ll show you how easy it is to identify, sniff out, and remove unwanted applications using PDQ Inventory. We all have those end users who unwittingly (or not so unwittingly) unleash pesky applications on our environments. […]

SQL Snippets Episode 2 In episode 1, we explained how SQL reports can be utilized in PDQ Inventory and PDQ Deploy. Today, we’ll discuss customizing SQL reports and how they can optimize your report results by using the ‘WHERE’ clause. Recap of Episode 1: A reports folder was created and a SQL report was built and […]

Welcome to SQL Snippets! Writing SQL queries and building SQL reports on any platform may not always be a simple task. The SQL Snippets series is designed to help teach, assist, and bridge some gaps of knowing what you want in a SQL report and getting the desired results. We’ll be demonstrating examples using both […]

Before we started PDQ.com, we spent several years in the trenches as system administrators supporting large businesses with IBM Tivoli Framework and Microsoft SCCM. These systems were great for large organizations, but a bit out of reach for small and medium-sized businesses. With that in mind, we created PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory. Tools for […]

We like to have fun at our office. In fact, part of our Company Core Values states, “We thrive on humor and we don’t take ourselves too seriously.” Since April Fool’s Day is coming up, we wanted to provide you with a few funny pranks that could be used to cause a little (easily repairable) havoc […]

PowerShell Core 6 There are several reasons that you may want to use PowerShell Core 6. Some people like bigger numbers and 6 is definitely bigger than 5. Others may have some Linux machines in their environment and would prefer to use PowerShell’s object-oriented goodness when interacting with it. No matter your reasons for it, […]

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, or MDT, is an incredibly flexible, extensible, and powerful utility in the hands of any sysadmin. As times change and best practices mature, we’ve seen a shift from traditional “golden” images (with applications, settings, etc. all baked in) to thin images, easily updated and dynamically provisioned during the imaging process itself. […]

As of March 12, 2018, we will no longer be updating or maintaining the WannaCrypt Patch (MS17-10) collection. Even though we’ve removed the collection from the Collection Library, there are still ways to identify and keep computers patched. It’s been nearly a year since the mass hysteria after WannaCrypt and its nasty host of friends […]

PDQ Deploy 16 is now available  This version comes with some highly requested features and enhancements. To enable alerts for new versions of PDQ products, click Options > Preferences > Alerts (or press Ctrl+Comma) and check Auto Update Check Enabled. Once saved, click A new version is available in the status bar to download and install the new version. […]