Setting Up Auto Reports in PDQ Inventory

Posted by Annalisa Williams

Nov 19, 2015 1:22:12 PM

Let's talk reports. You may already be familiar with reporting in PDQ Inventory and know how to build reports and how to build reports from collections. But did you know you can now create reports that automatically run and even email those reports to whomever you need?

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Topics: pdq inventory

How to Remotely Uninstall KB3097877

Posted by Shane Corellian

Nov 13, 2015 1:43:19 PM

As many of you know Microsoft released a patch that killed Outlook among other major issues.

While they have since re-released the faulty KB many of our users have asked us how they can uninstall this and other KBs across their enterprise.

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Topics: Microsoft Windows

Silently Install Office 365

Posted by Annalisa Williams

Nov 12, 2015 9:04:51 AM

We'll go over the 2016 version of Office 365. Bear in mind, this installation process (unlike the Office OCT, which cannot be used for Office 365) doesn't uninstall other versions of Office. Check out this blog post for steps on uninstalling Office. 

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Topics: microsoft office

What's New in PDQ Inventory 7

Posted by Annalisa Williams

Nov 5, 2015 2:52:07 PM

PDQ Inventory 7 is now out of beta. If you already have PDQ Inventory installed, then you'll only need to click the alert in the lower left corner of your console.


If you don't have PDQ Inventory yet, you can download it here:

Download PDQ Inventory

Be sure to check out a recording of a webcast on this new release at the bottom of this post. 

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Topics: pdq inventory

Halloween Costumes for Sys Admins

Posted by Annalisa Williams

Oct 29, 2015 2:19:58 PM

Looking for a Halloween costume fitting for a sys admin like yourself? If your geekiness knows no bounds, well, here are some ideas for your Halloween night.

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Topics: For Fun

Silently Install Adobe Flash for IE and Edge

Posted by Shane Corellian

Oct 26, 2015 9:25:00 AM

It's that time again, folks. A new version ( of Flash Player has been released. As usual (and depending on your environment) there are many ways to silently install Adobe Flash on your computers. You can always refer to this page on Adobe's site to see which version of Flash (ActiveX, NPAPI, and Pepper) is available.

Below is a list of the PDQ Deploy packages that can be used to silently update Flash across your enterprise. If the OS states "all" that means all Windows from XP to Windows 10. Please note that access to these packages require that you run PDQ Deploy 7 or higher.

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Topics: Adobe Flash

Silently Install Java 8 Update 65

Posted by Annalisa Williams

Oct 22, 2015 2:30:09 PM

NOTE: Java has released a new update (Java 8 update 66) which is available to silently install from the Package Library as of November 11, 2015) 


Yes, it's that time again, the infamous Java quarterly release. This is (of course) a critical patch with multiple security vulnerability fixes. Not the least of which can be exploited remotely without authentication, so you'll want to get this update out ASAP. 

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Topics: java

Apple Quietly Announces iTunes Vulnerability

Posted by JJ Bateman

Oct 21, 2015 4:14:00 PM

A critical update to iTunes has been released. If you have iTunes installed on machines in your environment you'll want to get this patch right away. The iTunes vulnerability is a man-in-the-middle attack that can occur when a user is browsing the iTunes store. The potential exploit opens the possibility for execution of malicious code through memory corruption. 

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Silently Uninstall PuTTY

Posted by Jason Hanks

Oct 8, 2015 1:00:00 PM

It does require a little Google Fu in order to silently uninstall PuTTY as you do need to provide silent parameters in order to successfully uninstall this application. Both silent installs and silent uninstall require silent parameters in order to be deployed successfully. 

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Topics: PuTTY

Exploring Event Logs with Get-EventLog

Posted by Kris Powell

Oct 6, 2015 11:21:00 AM

Who loves to look at log files and sift through the boring details? Nobody does. But, that's okay.

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Topics: powershell

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