Admin Arsenal is a privately held corporation based in Salt Lake City, Utah. As founders, our backgrounds are in IT systems management and software development. From 2001 - 2006, Admin Arsenal provided consulting services to government and private companies. We focused our services on Enterprise Systems Management (ESM), the discipline of centrally managing many computers in a single organization. Most of our clients were struggling with the ongoing complexity and expense of ESM solutions like IBM's Tivoli and Microsoft's System Management Server (SMS).
After several years of experiencing our customers' frustrations, we realized that we had to create a fast, affordable, easy-to-use IT system management tool for the small-to medium-sized business (SMB) market. With the single goal of improving the lives of system administrators, we began development of Admin Arsenal Console in July 2006 and released version 1.0 in May 2007.
With AA Console we have created an agentless IT management solution that allows system administrators to quickly and easily manage their workstations and servers. Within minutes of downloading AA Console, our clients can:
- install software on all computers without interrupting users
- collect hardware and software inventories and create management reports
- assist users remotely without leaving their chair
- know when their servers are showing signs of problems before their users find out
After three years of continuing to develop and improve AA Console, we decided to focus our efforts in the area that was of most interest to our customers - remote software deployment. As a result, PDQ Deploy was released in July 2010.
PDQ Deploy provides a fast, easy way to meet basic software deployment needs. And it's FREE! With PDQ Deploy you can:
- deploy MSI, MSP, MSU, EXE and Batch installers
- use with or without Active Directory
- remotely deploy to multiple computers at the same time
- use different authentication for different deployments
- save installations for future use
- troubleshoot failed deployments
PDQ Deploy Pro is a more advanced server version of PDQ Deploy. In addition to all of the remote software deployment features listed above, PDQ Deploy Pro allows you to:
- schedule recurring or one-time deployments
- share software deployments between users
- receive email notification of completed jobs
- configure number of simultaneous deployments
- throttle bandwidth usage
Admin Arsenal Corporation is dedicated to providing excellent customer support through our short response time, as well as our discussion forums, free utilities, and relevant white papers - all available here on our website. We also provide video demos to assist users in learning about and using our product features.
We don't believe in titles, just in working hard and having fun while providing an excellent product. We are passionate about getting and keeping satisfied customers who love Admin Arsenal.
Howdy. Shawn Anderson here. I handle the operational portion of Admin Arsenal, with just a touch of Admin Arsenal product support to keep my blades sharp. I've been working in the systems management field for over ten years, working mostly with IBM Tivoli products, with just a dash of Microsoft SMS for flavor.
I've worked with this team pretty much since my conception... well, that's a little personal, huh? Let me say it this way: I've been working with Shane since our conception (we're actually identical twin brothers) and with Adam since we were prepubescents hanging around the malls wondering why the girls avoided us. But that was in the eighties. The nineties brought the dance clubs... where we still had the same questions.
I live in the sleepy little town of Layton, Utah. Since anyone who hasn't been there has never heard of it, I'll just say that it's about 25 miles north of Salt Lake City. I have a wife, four kids, and a Cavashon dog (a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise').
Since I'd worked with Shane, Adam, and Gwen off and on for so many years, when Shane and Adam brought forward the suggestion that we sell a product that allows Windows administrators to do their jobs without the need of dedicated hardware, expensive consultants, or six-figure licensing fees (hello Tivoli and Unicenter) we all thought in unison: "game on."
My name is Adam Ruth and I am a computer nerd going back to when computer nerds weren't cool (which isn't saying much, since we've never been cool.) I have been programming for over 25 years and have worked for many companies, large and small. Much of that time has been writing software for systems administrators, extending such products as IBM Tivoli, Novell ZENworks, and Microsoft Systems Management Server. My goal has been to make their capabilities accessible to all administrators, not just the anointed high-priests in the server room.
My job at Admin Arsenal is primarily to entertain Shane, Shawn, and Gwen with my rapier wit, a task at which I fail miserably. Luckily, I have my fall back job of developing Admin Arsenal products. I enjoy this job immensely, particularly when I get to implement a feature that a user has requested.
I recently moved to Australia where I live on the Gold Coast (about an hour South of Brisbane) with my wife and two sons. I recommend at least visiting this beautiful part of the world if you get the chance, you won't regret it.
I am a nutcase when it comes to systems management. I started working in the IT industry in 1995 at a television company in Los Angeles. I always wanted to love my "work" and I can honestly say that, since 1995, I have loved working. Admin Arsenal is largely the result of seeing so much frustration at many clients over the years. Frustration at the high cost of systems management, the unnecessary complexity of most of the products available and the amount of time taken to get a working systems management solution up and running. We knew that we could build a product that would alleviate these concerns and I feel that we have done just that.
Most of my time at work I am listening to my favorite musicians: Eels, Amanda Palmer, Hank III, Pogues, Frank Zappa and, my all time favorite, Tom Waits. I split my time between Utah and Australia.