Did you know that you can use Spiceworks’ inventory as a target source in PDQ Deploy?
Yes, you can choose targets to deploy software to based on Active Directory (OU’s and Security Groups), PDQ Inventory (Collections), Target Lists (text or .csv files) and Spiceworks’ Asset Groups.
In order to integrate PDQ Deploy with Spiceworks you will need the following:
A running Spiceworks environment
A Spiceworks User Account with “Admin” Access.
PDQ Deploy and Spiceworks do NOT have to be installed on the same machine. You can also integrate with Spiceworks in the free version of PDQ Deploy.
If you already have your Spiceworks environment up and running the open the Preferences window in PDQ Deploy (File > Preferences). Go to the Spiceworks panel. Configure the Spiceworks connection accordingly. You will need to use the appropriate server name (the server running Spiceworks) and the appropriate port.
The email field needs to be a Spiceworks account that has Admin access. See the video below for a demonstration on setting up and using PDQ Deploy with Spiceworks.
Note: If you have many computers in your Spiceworks database then loading the Targets window can take a long time. Here is a great How-To in the Spiceworks community on how you can speed up Spiceworks. Note that steps 2 and 3 seem to make a big difference.
Shane is the co-founder of PDQ.