As the saying goes, “Ya know, you don’t know what you don’t know”. Instead of delving into the tautology of that statement, let’s just start right out describing seven features of PDQ Inventory that may have been lost in the cracks, fallen through the weeds, been forgotten, are brand new, or have otherwise gotten lost […]

Would you like to see PowerShell in action and ask questions live? Join us for our brand new PowerShell Live! webcasts starting on Tuesday, July 18th at 10:00 AM, MDT. Can’t join this Tuesday? You are in luck, we will be having these the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. I’m looking forward to seeing you […]

For those of you who don’t know, Slack is a team communication application and platform. Conversations are organized into channels where team members can chat, call, and share files. But one of the coolest features of Slack is their support for third party integrations, which is exactly what we’re going to use today to build […]

As we and everyone else predicted, a variant of the WannaCry/WannCrypt has been released into the wild: NotPetya (early virus scans marked it as last year’s Petya, but it’s not). We’ve been keeping a close eye on this throughout the day, and have come up with a package that could possibly prevent NotPetya infection. No, this […]

Inventory 13 is available for download and now includes the Central Server! If you’ve been using Central Server for Deploy 13 and you’ve been waiting for Inventory to get the same functionality, the wait is now over. Enterprise customers can now concurrently connect multiple PDQ Inventory consoles to a single PDQ Inventory server. The number […]

Security advisory? Didn’t we just go through this with WannaCrypt/WannaCry?! It just goes to show you, the job of a SysAdmin is never done. Although not related to WannaCrypt, Microsoft has just announced a Security Advisory related to vulnerabilities that are at heightened risk of exploitation. For supported operating systems, the patches for these vulnerabilities […]

Here’s a quick demo of how to quickly update all your computers in PDQ Inventory to have a new Custom Field. We’re going to look at adding Custom Fields to multiple computers with PowerShell and the PDQ Inventory Custom Fields Import Wizard. (Pro or Enterprise mode required for Custom Fields.) Normally, the Custom Fields Import Wizard is […]

Much like the humble hamburger, WinDirStat is one of those life-changing events that walks into your life and you love it freely. When you combine the power of WinDirStat and PDQ Inventory, you can create an awesome tool combo. Mmm, hamburger WinDirStat. Although you may not realize it, WinDirStat can be called from the command line. […]

Much like our own heartbeat, the heartbeat trigger feature in PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory can really save your bacon. In fact, the heartbeat trigger helps solve some common issues that system administrators often run into: Staying late to get software installed. Dealing with laptops that come and go. Handling machines that get turned off over the night […]