Zen and the Art of Finding Silent Parameters

Posted by Annalisa Williams

Jun 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Here you are yet again. You've got an application you need to silently install to dozens, hundreds...maybe even thousands of computers. Maybe you have access to the Package Library, but alas, no package is available. Here you are, in the woods (er, office?) alone...how will you send out a deployment, young grasshopper?

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PDQ Inventory 6 Now Available

Posted by Annalisa Williams

Jun 22, 2015 1:18:00 PM

PDQ Inventory 6 in it's full release is now available. To update your console click the link that states "A new version is available" in the lower right side, from there you'll be able to click "Download and Install Now" to update. 

Note: If your PDQ Inventory license is expired, you will need to renew it before you will be able to update to get the latest features. Log in to your customer portal to renew your license.

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Topics: pdq inventory

Using PowerShell to Set Static and DHCP IP Addresses - Part 2

Posted by Kris Powell

Jun 18, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Today, we’re going to cover how to set static/DHCP IP (pronounced duhiccup'ip...Wrongly.) addresses via Get-WMIObject and WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation), which will work for those of us still using Windows 7.

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Topics: powershell

Integrating DameWare in PDQ Inventory

Posted by Annalisa Williams

Jun 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

If you joined last week's webcast, Shane and Lex went over integrating a few custom remote tools for remotely controlling your user's computers with PDQ Inventory. Integrating these tools allows you to call up the application quickly without ever leaving PDQ Inventory so you can get right to troubleshooting user's computers. 

Integrating custom tools (like DameWare in this example) is a Pro or Enterprise level feature.

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Topics: pdq inventory

How to Silently Install CCleaner

Posted by Annalisa Williams

Jun 11, 2015 4:36:22 PM

Many of you have requested that we add CCleaner to the Package Library. Unfortunately we are unable to do so due to license restrictions (CCleaner for Home is not licensed for business use).

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Topics: CCleaner

Silently Install Adobe Flash Critical Update

Posted by Annalisa Williams

Jun 9, 2015 3:14:00 PM

**UPDATE: There is a new patch for Adobe Flash as of June 23, 2015 for the CVE-2015-3113 vulnerability click here to read the latest bulletin. The steps for updating Adobe Flash as listed in this blog are still the same**

Well, here it is. Yet another Patch Tuesday has come and gone, but not without leaving terror in it's wake. Adobe Flash has a vulnerability (APSB15-11). If you haven't already, deploy the updated version right away as this critical patch is listed as a Priority 1 vulnerability. 

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Topics: Adobe Flash

Wake-On-LAN (WOL) Improvements in PDQ Inventory 6

Posted by Shane Corellian

Jun 3, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Wake-On-LAN (WOL) is one of those technologies that can both enlighten and infuriate. It has so much to offer but there are often so many external dependencies to having it be successful that many sys admins finally just give up.

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Topics: Wake-On-LAN

Using PowerShell to Set Static and DHCP IP Addresses - Part 1

Posted by Kris Powell

Jun 1, 2015 8:15:00 AM

You come into the office on a Monday morning and your boss has an uncertain look on his face that reeks of trouble. You find out that you're moving office suites and have to reconfigure your entire office network to play nicely with an existing network. A little part of you dies along with the hope of a productive week.

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Topics: powershell

Deploy Fonts to Your Computers

Posted by Annalisa Williams

May 27, 2015 9:14:01 AM

Did you know you can silently deploy fonts to your computers? Using a script, you can quickly and easily deploy fonts to as many computers as you need to within your business. 

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Fix the Adobe Reader Zero-Day

Posted by Annalisa Williams

May 12, 2015 11:18:00 AM

If you have older versions of Reader or Acrobat (either version 10 or 11), we strongly advise you deploy the updated version right away to protect your computers against the APSB15-10 vulnerability. (There is also a critical update for Adobe Flash [APSB15-09] that has critical security patches. The solutions below can applied the same way)

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Topics: adobe reader

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