Webcast Recap: New Year, New User. Mastering the Basics.

Alyssa Winslow|January 13, 2020
Three users - New Year
Three users - New Year

You may think that we all walk around totally put together and professional here at PDQ.com, (while this may be true, wink wink) we have just as much room to learn and grow as you this year. Career improvement is the goal during this webcast recap and for the many more to come in 2020.

We don't mean to brag, but our products are pretty awesome right out of the gate. However, there are some things you can do now to enhance your overall user experience. Today, we're going to share some helpful tips we wish we had known when we first started building packages and using PDQ Deploy and Inventory.

Make Your Own Package

Making a Collection

  • Entry Level collection  5:42

  • Right click from apps

  • Show some high level: Chrome collection

The Q&A

  • Question: How do you scan computers on a domain? 9:10

  • Question: How do you deploy Firefox in another language, such as French? 10:51

  • Question: I deployed a package to all computers, but some of them were offline. How do I deploy to them once they start back up? 19:56

  • Question: Is there a way to remove computers from Inventory that don’t exist anymore? 20:30

Webcast recap -New Year - Update Active Directory
  • Question: How can I scan a Windows 10 system on an iMac with BootCamp? Inventory always says "Target computer offline". 23:58

  • Question: How are people updating Office 365 through PDQ to where the installer doesn't have to force close the apps? We want to control the version using an internal SMB share, but haven't been able to make it work without force-closing. 25:30

  • Question: I have multiple locations. What is the best practice for fast deployments? Recreate packages locally? Central server & DFS? 27:35

  • Question: Mobile users on our network moved between subnets, how can I get our PDQ Inventory to update the IP once the host obtains a new IP? 28:20

Speed Round

  • Question: Can PDQ Inventory work if LAPS has been deployed and the default admin shares have been disabled? 30:03

  • Question: What is the benefit to uninstalling then re-installing for an update instead of just running the update install? 31:11 

  • Question: I want to be able to identify only the devices that need to be patched and what those patches are. 32:42

  • Question: Will “sync disabled computers” remove computers that have been deleted from AD? 33:42

Mixed sync don't delete computers not apart of sync
  • Question: How do we resolve the DNS mismatch issue as well as clean up computers that have no status in Inventory? 34:47

Thanks For Reviewing

You've made it through yet another webcast recap! Congratulations here is your digital gold star sticker! Seriously though, thanks for catching up with us every week, and as always, if you don't want to miss us live, tune in Thursdays at 10AM MT. Until next time!

Alyssa Winslow

Alyssa was an employee at PDQ.

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