PDQ Inventory scans your computers and collects hardware, software, and Windows configurations. In addition, PDQ Inventory allows you to run scan inventory reports, boot machines from Wake-On LAN, execute commands and remote desktop on target machines, and many other features.
PDQ Inventory initiates a scan on all of your computers that will collect the installed software, hardware, and certain configurations within Windows.
Knowing what's installed on each computer allows you to group your computers based on what they have (or do not have) installed. These groupings are known as Collections.
You have three methods of importing your computers into PDQ Inventory, manual entry, Active Directory, or a text file listing your computers.
To use any of these methods, from the menu, select Computer > Add Computers. A window will open where you can type in the name(s) of the computers to manage, or you may select the Import or Active Directory buttons.
There are two types of collections; Dynamic and Static. Dynamic collections are populated automatically when a computer matches criteria that you define. Static collections are populated manually by dragging the computer object into the collection.
Scan profiles are used to determine what information a particular scanner will collect. For instance, PDQ Inventory has scan profiles that collect installed applications, or hot fixes, or registry values.
|Active Directory||Applications||Computer Details|
|Files||Hardware Devices||Hot Fixes|
|Memory Modules||Network Adapters||Printers|
|Shares||Users & Groups||Windows Features|