Over PDQ Deploy
Een tool die ontwikkelaars helpt bij het implementeren van softwarepatches en gelijktijdige updates naar meerdere Windows-pc's.
More support teams should follow their lead. I can't say enough good things about them.
Hard to find a weakness with pdq inventory...so I won't list one.
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A easy to use and reliable solution for small and mid sized companies
Opmerkingen: When we started to use this software, we did not have a solution to inventory and deploy softwares on your computers and servers, that is a powerful tool, with a very good price that really worths the investiment. We were able to keep all our computers and softwares updated, and we have pushed some Windows build updates through PDQ Deploy, which worked very well! If you do not have a inventory/deploy solution on your environment, and cannot spend so much money with it, go with PDQ without think twice, you will not regret!
It is easy to implement, configure and to use it, everything on this software is so intuitive, even if you not read the manual you can do more than 50% of the software functionalities. The software has a wide variety of options to deploy softwares to your computers, also, if you spend a few bucks more, you can buy the PDQ Inventory, which works very well integrated with the Deploy solution.
The error messages on the deploys are not so clear, it difficults the troubleshooting on the first time without some research.
The one thing you got to have
Opmerkingen: Used it at previous job, and when I came discovered they had a competitor. Tried to learn the competitor's patch management and device management. It was a headache and time consuming. Got the boss to purchase PDQ and right of the bat, everyone could use it quickly and efficiently without reading a 100 page pdf on how to use it. So intuitive and easy to use. I use it daily to manage my computers and make sure everything is up to date. Boss has come to me a couple times asking for a list of XYZ, and expecting that it is a project for the rest of the day, I'm able to get that to him within the hour, sometimes in ten minutes.
the dynamic collections you can make has been life changing. Able to create one on the fly and it continue to update and tell me if new computers have something unwanted on it, or computers that are missing important programs. I use it daily to check things. I also use it to quickly remote into computers. I have computers on the road and I have to jump in there sometimes remotely and need to be able to look at software lists quickly and a couple clicks my remote software is already connected. Or I can use pdq deploy to shoot out a program update or install something new. PDQ Deploy has all the right switches and knows exactly what to do with files to silently deploy practically anything. Testing is simple and easy and usually I have it tested and deployed within an hour. Saves me time everyday to quickly do what I need to do and have time to work on other projects. Support is also a godsend. Quick, easy, and friendly to the max!
Not much that I do not like. The new icons are weird and there are some bugs in pdq deploy that get updates stuck and they just sit in the list forever. Usually when I have a con come up in my mind, I find out that the feature request I thought of, is already in the system some where.
Can't do without it now
Opmerkingen: PDQ allowed us to align all software to the same versions, standardizing our enviornment. the number of trouble tickets related to misconfigured programs or version issues, etc has become nearly zero.
The simplicity of building a deployment and sending it off.
Remote client issues aside (connect would fill that), a revamped scheduling tool with extra reporting would make it much easier to see the progress and status when sending out mass deployments on a schedule.
PDQ Deploy anomalies
Simplify server management Saves on me sign in multiple times Repeat task on remote machines
These features seem inconsistent: - Say you want to run a number on commands on a number of servers you cannot get a combined report of the output of all the commands. Often this is needed as the report may be input into further tools - You should be able to set default credentials for each computer you add manually which can be overridden from 'deploy one' - You should be able to group a group of computers like a tree structure eg. directory structure in Windows or UNIX - Computers should be able to be a member of more than one group. When you add a known computer to another group it should copy all these properties as default starting point - In new package, you should have the ability to not have to choose a step type but the commands the user types in most cases tell you what type of step it is
PDQ Deploy - Great alternative to SCCM
Opmerkingen: patch management, it asset management and remote monitoring, ...
PDQ Deploy is a fantastic tool for patch management, IT asset management, and remote monitoring. It's user-friendly interface makes it easy to deploy software and patches to multiple computers at once, saving valuable time and effort.One of the standout features of PDQ Deploy is its ability to deploy software and patches to both on-premises and off-premises computers. This is especially useful for remote workers or branch offices that may not always have a direct connection to the company network.The IT asset management component of PDQ Deploy is also top-notch. It allows for easy tracking of software licenses and hardware inventory, making it a breeze to stay compliant with software vendors and ensure that all assets are up-to-date.In terms of remote monitoring, PDQ Deploy offers real-time monitoring of computers and the ability to remotely troubleshoot and fix issues. This is a huge plus for IT professionals who need to manage a large number of computers from a central location.When it comes to comparing PDQ Deploy to SCCM, it's important to note that PDQ Deploy is more focused on deployment and management of software and patches, while SCCM is more of an overall systems management solution. SCCM is generally considered to be more robust and feature-rich, but PDQ Deploy is much easier to use and is a great choice for small to medium sized businesses.
One potential downside of PDQ Deploy is that it may not have as many advanced features as other systems management tools, such as SCCM, which can be a limitation for larger organizations with more complex needs.
Great price for a product that does what it supposed to do. Love it!
Opmerkingen: Easy to install and collect asset inventory.
Ease of install and use. Great inventory/asset management functionality.
Can't manage remote devices at user's home that's not on the LAN/WAN (corporate network).
Opmerkingen: It has been great. It is easy to use and navigate. It makes it easy to push out patches and software to computers. We no longer have to go to each computer to install products. The built in Vendors is such a great feature and one I use often, it saves me from having to go out and down load software from the Vendor constantly!
It is easy to use and makes my job more efficient.
I would like the Deploy and Inventory products in one interface. I understand though that people may only want one of the products. It would be nice to have them integrated together for those that use both products.
Quick software deployment and manage updates
Opmerkingen: It automatically keeps our environment up to date, without to much effort. We can leave it running knowing all clients will eventually be updated, by the packes you deploy.
Schedule deployment, heartbeat option. When devices are alive packages will be installed instantly. Managing updates is great, while it automatically updates all schedules and deploy latest versions.
I can't really think about a downside. Perhaps because computers need to be in the office or run over VPN in order to have it fully working. pc's changing IP addresses often have to be rescanned first.
Patching my network
Opmerkingen: Overall PDQ Deploy has helped me bring my patching solution on several networks up to date. It is just so much easier to use that other products I have tried over the years. I would highly recommend this product to anyone needed to keep networks up to date.
I absolutely love the ease and usage of PDQ Deploy. The product does almost everything I can ask of it in a very easy to use package.
The only con I can think of is that I get hit with a lot of hits on my Vulnerability scans for Microsoft Office products. I know it would be difficult, but it would be nice if Office patches were included in the Package Library.
Absolute life-saver if you're an admin
Opmerkingen: Deploying software, copying files, changing Windows settings, rebooting, those are all things I accomplish with PDQ that I would have to do one by one on each PC otherwise.
PDQ can do literally anything you can think of on Windows PCs you manage. Installing, copying files, executing Powershell, etc. I mean if you can execute Powershell remotely what is there you cannot do?
Honestly can't really think of anything I don't like about this software. It even has dark mode for ultimate eye comfort, so I cannot complain.
Save time while keeping your IT infrastructure up to date
PDQ Deploy need a bit of work to prepare the software packages, but after this first step (which can be demanding in some cases), the deployment and updates are like "click-and-wait".
Since we are using PDQ Deploy, we can finaly keep our IT infrastructure consistent and up to date very easily and with only a few efforts.
Integrated packages for a lot of common applications, highly configurable software packae deployement, reliable, easy to use and well integrated in the Windows professionnal environnement.
PDQ Deploy does not allow you to really track the deployement history and the state of your IT infrastructure. External solutions (e.g. PDQ Inventory) are needed in order to know if a product or product version is already deployed.
An invaluable lifesaver at an exceptional value
Opmerkingen: There is not another program on the market with the efficacy of PDQ in the creation, management, and monitoring of a wide variety of installations and configuration changes we need to make on the 400+ machines in 5 main locations
Deployment design flexibility, and the ability to control how and when those run.
Deployment monitoring seems under-developed. Maybe it's a limitation of what information can be effectively gathered, given how Windows does its best to prevent you from ever knowing what's going on, so it's not a huge deal, but I'd love it if it could be developed. Nothing comes immediately to mind, but I have submitted feature requests/suggestions as I've encountered them. It also seems to generally struggle with Autodesk across the board - There seems to be no rhyme nor reason, and since it's the only set of programs we always have issues with, I blame Autodesk, not PDQ. But it would be nice if there was a way to address it.
Software Patching and Deployment Made Simple with PDQ
Opmerkingen: It is helping us to automate our patching; and remotely installing new software; and updating systems on a number of devices at once. Patching third-party applications has traditionally been a time-consuming task, but PDQ makes it incredibly simple and quick. Almost no problems have arisen when applying patches or software updates. It's now simpler than ever to deploy new applications to all workstations.
It has helped me save time. Our organization has limited IT staff and your software has immensly helped us to automate patching and installing software on our systems. We are using PDQ to update some of our applications such as Chrome, FireFox, Notepad ++, and Audacity.As a result of Covid, most of our staff had to move to work remotely. We were able to support our staff remotely using PDQ.
There is a little learning curve, especially for installations that are more complicated. However, there is excellent documentation, and there is a wealth of data online. The cost was a bit costly for our organization, but it was well worth it. Although I don't use the software to its full potential, I'm sure there are some sophisticated functions that others could find useful. It would also be wonderful to have more software packages included with PDQ right out of the box or at the very least an ability to patch in more commonplace software.
PDQ Deploy is wonderful for Windows networks
Opmerkingen: Overall, I absolutely loved PDQ products when paired in a mostly Windows environment. My needs were simple, and PDQ worked wonderfully. You can test out both PDQ Deploy and Inventory before you buy, and I highly suggest you do so. It is one of the fastest, most lightweight products I've ever used, and I'd recommend it in almost all scenarios where Windows is your main OS.
PDQ Deploy and Inventory are one of the absolute best if you have only Windows based end machines in your network. It is really, really fast, and well laid out. I doubt you'll have to read the manual in most cases. The resource usage of PDQ products is extremely light and not demanding.
It's really made for mostly Windows based networks, and works best when all machines are on-prem, or connected via VPN in my experience. If you need really complex IF / THEN type deployment or patching on other OSes, you may wish to look at BigFix.
PDQ Deply and Inventory
Opmerkingen: As stated above, this has made my monthly patching much easier and also allowed me to auto patch more apps than just Windows updates. I have also built out auto deployment packages that I use when settin gup new machines. I add them to my domain, Inventory picks them up on scan and adds them to a dynamic collection, Deploys heartbeat deployment for that collection pushes out the preconfigured list of apps/packages and generates a message on each machine when finished.
Tried this out after some frustration with SCCM. While the MS product was getting my monthly patch Tuesday stuff covered, it felt a little complicated to manage. With PDQ deploy, it feels much easier, plus im now getting windows patches as well as patching many other apps(Chrome, edge, 7-zip, VLC, etc.) in what I feel is a much more user friendly and intuitive interface.
Has built-in support for VNC for remote control which I don't currently use. I'll be making the switch but wish there were other options.
Great quality of life from a very powerful program
Opmerkingen: I have had a tremendously positive experience. I have more time on my hands to address more complicated tasks and bigger projects now that I don't have to perform repetitive tasks, and I can rest easy when I push a critical windows update because I will know which computers got the update and which ones only need to restart.
We like being able to perform the same repetitive task, deploy configurations and installations, and keep consistency across our computers. We reclaimed so much time with how fast we can now do these tasks! It is straightforward to use, and there are so many ways to perform my tasks that I only need to choose the easiest way that I know to do them. The community and knowledge base articles are a treasure trove whenever I need to do something new that I don't yet know how to do.
I think the only improvement that I would like to see is a way to know that a failure to deploy is something other than the network path was not found. If I deploy a package to multiple computers and some of them fail with an error code and some where network paths can't be found,, I need to look at each failure across multiple failed deployments to make sure that they all did not fail with an error.
PDQ Deploy is AMAZING!!!
Opmerkingen: Patch management is crucial for our organization. We also have specialized applications which need to be updated semi-frequently. So being able to use Deploy to quick, easily and reliably push changes and updates across our entire organization is critical.
Love the hotkey functions. Ease of use and overall UI is great. Easy to navigate, configure and change the product itself as well as quickly and easily build and deploy packages.
The option for setting "offset" days with scheduled deployments would be nice as we typically schedule our deployments based of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.
Your ServiceDesks best friend.
Opmerkingen: Amazing, PDQ Deploy has been an outstanding piece of software that we could never live without.
PDQ is an amazing tool that I could not live without, it provides the helpdesk with one click installation of custom MSI packages, pre-built MSI packages to make software deployment a breeze. It has built in scheduling to ensure all machines across our entire network have all the right software and are always up to date. It was an absolute breeze to set up and we were up and running within a couple of hours. Support has always been next level with detailed responses about almost any question we throw at them.
I don't like how vague some of the error messages can be on deployment when it fails but these are usually Windows errors that PDQ is simply feeding back.
PDQ Deploy - wouldn't want to live without it
Easy installation. Keeping my systems up to date is a lot easier than trying to do it manually or even letting the various pieces of software do it themselves.
I can't think of anything that I do not like about this software.
PDQ should be the first thing you reach for as a solo Sysadmin!
Opmerkingen: Overwhelmingly positive. A huge assistance for me on a day to day basis, I use it to help build new deployments (as we do not have the budget for a costly imaging solution).
PDQ Deploy and Inventory work hand in hand and this alone is a great thing to see. But the uses of PDQ beyond that then is so convenient. In my case, I came across a security vulnerability in Google Chrome. Within a few minutes, PDQ Inventory had scanned all the machines that were online to see the version of Chrome they had. If they didn't have the updated one, PDQ Deploy was able to push out the installer to pull down the latest update. All without anyone noticing. The best way to deal with a problem is to avoid it in the first place and these tools and a massive assist to that mentality.
I don't want to make it out that the software is perfect because no software is, however there are no glaring omissions either. It does what I need it to do. Possibly some sort of analytical digest on a monthly basis would be a great way to keep an eye on things.
THE Best application for the money in the IT space!
Opmerkingen: We have been using PDQ for the past 10 years and it keeps getting better and better. The installs are fast and responsive. Their video training is excellent as well as the videos are straight and to the point with great screen captures and explanations. We will never be without PDQ!
This application allows us to push out "one off" applications and gives us the ability to know right away if the application install was successful. They have a ton of templates built for commonly used applications and constantly updating their pushes and templates. Their support is second to none! They are super responsive and always willing to go above and beyond in helping our team with application pushes that are out of the ordinary. If an application fails to install successfully from a push, you can also email support right from the error message without having to do copy and paste. More support teams should follow their lead. I can't say enough good things about them.
Honestly, I don't have any cons about this software.
Opmerkingen: Deploy became a one-stop shop for getting software pushed out and updates installed. Especially great for those vendors with constant updates or supplemental tweaks after the install, which can be built into the deployment.
The built-in deployments are great! Eliminates most of the effort of seeking out and setting up common installs and updates. They are also easy to customize if that fits your business need better. Pair this scheduling deployments, then you can set it and forget it. This will reduce your admins workload significantly and the return on investment is evident very quickly.
It doesn't make coffee. Really, I've got nothing. All around great!
What would I do without this bundle (Inventory + Deploy)
Opmerkingen: After 5 years of using this bundle, I still feel I haven't use all of the options offer to me but it's doing what I want so everything is fine. And if I bug down, theirs supports is EXCELLENT, fast and to the point. Never, have I wait more than a day for a reply (try this with Microsoft).
Inventory: Knowking the state of our computers is a must. Lot of our users needs to deploy to remote places (to put out forest fire), it's imperative that theirs computers are ready to go. Using inventory and Deploy help me meet my goal.
Deploy: having to built new package is times consuming BUT they have good tutorials to help.
PDQ Deploy is awesome!
this product is very easy to use. they do have pre-built software packages but it is very easy to build your own and deploy them. It works hand in hand with PDQ Inventory and using the two together we are able to pretty much automate software deployments. I also like that they have weekly webcasts that are entertaining and very informative.
none so far, the product has done everything that I have asked of it and more.
Automate Those Boring Installs!
Do you have that software that just takes ages to install with a billion prompts? What if I told you that you don't have to push more then 2 buttons? PDQ Deploy makes it sooo easy to mess with an installer one time and then you just deploy it out to your hearts content. Out of all the software we use this one is an easy win for me.
I have no cons about PDQ Deploy itself. If I ever have issues it's the software provider not providing the silent install switches. Luckily PDQ Deploy has a robust support forum where people typically have found them for you :)