Microsoft has baked into the upcoming Fall Creators Update of Windows 10 an interesting little feature called Controlled Folder Access, which allows you to set restrictions on which executables can make changes in certain directories. In the recent Insider Preview builds of Server 2016, Controlled Folder Access has been present, so it’s probably safe to […]

Dear Admins of Microsoft XP and Server 2003 clients, We feel your pain and offer our deepest sympathies. However… computers with Microsoft XP or Server 2003 can no longer be managed using PDQ Deploy 14.  XP and Server 2003 were end-of-lifed by Microsoft in 2014 and 2015 and have been unsupported by PDQ.com since 2015. […]

Are you a fan of Spy vs. Spy, but it’s just not nerdy enough for you? We bring you Sysadmin vs. Sysadmin. In this premiere episode Pink and Blue go head to head. Who will win? Watch to find out and be sure to check out Episode 2: Solitary Incitement.

So, you’re ready to make the switch to Central Server mode in PDQ Inventory and indulge in all the sweet, sweet goodness it provides?  Hurray! Welcome to the club! But, what about all that awesome custom data in your local database? You know, that data that you painstakingly input by hand for each and every […]

Much like a poorly crafted sandwich, have you ever tried to access properties of an object from within a string only to have it fall apart? Good news, everybody! Subexpressions are the answer! (Not to your sandwich woes, though. You’ll still need to work on that one). Did you know that you can do subexpressions […]

PDQ Deploy 14 with its many features is now available for download. To update your console, click the “A new version is available” notice in the status bar of your console. If the update link is not visible, go to Options > Preferences > Alerts to enable the update notices. Want to know what’s new?

“In the game of chess, you can never let your adversary see your pieces” –Zapp Brannigan, Futurama People here at PDQ.com know how much I love Futurama, and Zapp Brannigan quotes are some of my favorites. Since I can never decide on my favorite quote, it only seemed natural to throw together a quick PowerShell […]

Today, we’re going to show how to delete all target history from a schedule using PowerShell. Summer is almost over. Those of you who work in education may be feeling the stress of back-to-school related responsibilities. PDQ.com is here for you. We’ve got your back. (Unless you need a glass of whiskey, then you’re on […]

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Self… how does this PowerShell function work?” If you have, then you’re in luck! With PowerShell, it’s super simple to view Function contents. In fact, we’re going to show you a few different ways to display that info. So, hold on to your chairs and your monocles! Let’s dive right […]