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PDQ Deploy & Inventory

PDQ Deploy & Inventory


What is PDQ Deploy & Inventory? headquartered in Salt Lake City offers PDQ Deploy, a software deployment tool used to keep Windows PCs up-to-date without bothering end users.

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What is PDQ Deploy & Inventory?

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Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
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Frequently Asked Questions headquartered in Salt Lake City offers PDQ Deploy, a software deployment tool used to keep Windows PCs up-to-date without bothering end users.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of PDQ Deploy & Inventory are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use PDQ Inventory to keep our systems standardized. We use it to check hardware specs on our machines for things like like solid state drives, and CPU generation, and create an inventory of service tags for warranty renewals. We also use it for monitoring installed software for unauthorized changes, or malicious changes to hosts files and suspicious files on servers.
  • File monitoring in specific directories
  • WMI scanners
  • PC hardware inventory
  • Software inventory
  • Troubleshooting and Standardization
  • Speed of interface when lots of columns are loaded
  • UI fit and polish
  • Automatic client updates would be nice if the central server gets updated.
PDQ Inventory is great if you have a local network of computers on or off a domain. As long as you have a way to log into them with common credentials. Great for large organizations, particularly ones interconnected with VPNs.

PDQ Inventory isn't so great for PCs that aren't connected to the same LAN the server is on. (i.e. non-vpn remote users) They used to have a remote agent you could install, but it was removed after numerous issues.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use PDQ Deploy across the whole organization. We have offices all over the USA. Being in an engineering industry we deal with large applications like Autodesk, and, at the same time, so many tiny engineering applications. Installing these applications sometimes are complicated and cumbersome. PDQ Deploy is one tool that has solved all of our challenges.
  • Installing applications, updates and even drivers are very simple.
  • Scheduling installation is a big plus.
  • Creating custom packages based on applications and office location.
  • Certain .exe files cannot be pushed, it requires .msi files.
The majority of engineering software is managed from license servers. Based on office location, we need to customize the installation with different license servers. Certain software release add-ons/features frequently that you need to install on a regular basis. Installing the software and add-ons manually is very time-consuming. PDQ Deploy has resolved all these issues.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
PDQ Deploy is invaluable to us to deliver first installation, setup, patching, and anything we want software-wise to our retail computer estate. This is way over 1,000 machines total and PDQ Deploy can make deployment automated and seamless with reporting for all our needs. It is also great to fetch information from remote machines with simple scripting.
  • Deploy software with ease
  • Patch remote computers
  • Execute scripts for various tasks on remote computers
  • The scripting part could benefit from samples / examples
  • Deployment scenarios could be included for ease on first use
  • Including Inventory directly within Deploy would be great
PDQ Deploy is great for businesses where reaching a large number of remote computers is required for patching, setting up apps, or Windows tasks. It does it really well once you have created your deploy scenario with various steps where each will be logged in case of failure. PDQ Deploy may be unsuitable where multiple layer of security are in place on the computer you are trying to reach (although some steps can be taken to fix this on remote PC).
Mike Montagna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use PDQ Deploy to roll out new software to end-users computers. This has been important since we have been working remote and it is harder to install new software. I also use PDQ Deploy for software updates that need to be installed on laptops across our organization. This way we can stay consistent on version of software.
  • Push out new software
  • Push out Updates to current software
  • Push out patches and updates that we don't have other ways to push out
  • Keep end-users updated with little involvement
  • Sometimes users need to accept something on the computer depending on the update
  • Users complain when they have to reboot after an update or to make the software version work correctly
[PDQ Deploy] is great software for most any shop, but I find it very helpful being a one man show and having to work remotely. I can do things faster not having to connect to each laptop and do updates. This save lots of time and makes managing many computers easy.
Jim Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use PDQ Deploy across our entire network of 250 computers. We know we can get Microsoft Security updates from WSUS or Patch Tuesday. But want do we do with all of the other browser, Flash PDF readers / writes and other common apps that are on our computers today. We use PDQ Deploy to push pre-built packages (by PDQ) to update the computers in one quick step.
  • Updated patches as soon as they are release from vendors
  • Integrates seamlessly with PDQ Inventory
  • Easy to re-deploy failed updates
  • As good as there email support is.. would like a live operator option
  • Some updates are hard to understand when 5 versions of the same program exist
  • Thats about it, PDQ deploy is the best out there
To stay compliant we need to keep all 3rd part apps up today. Google chrome, Firefox PDF readers, and Flash are the some of the biggest issues in my eyes. We do not give out admin rights to user so IT must install all updates; If I had to walk around even once a month and update all of these apps I would have not time for any other work. There 80-100 hours of work to do this. No organization has this type of money to do every month. That why we use PDQ products.... it pays for it self the first time you use it. Its like gaining 1/2 an IT guy using this simple tool
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
PDQ Deploy is implemented by our infrastructure team to deploy applications and patches quickly, silently and in bulk. Its been a life saver with volume license version of office deployments and a is a massive time saver any time I need to bulk deploy applications across our environment. It perfectly fills the need for bulk application deployment and silent installation.
  • Deploy applications in bulk across dozens of servers at a time, things like Office
  • Deploy AWS PV drivers and NVME drivers in bulk across dozens of servers
  • Automation and scheduling are locked behind the pay version, which is as close to a con as I can think of
When managing a large windows based environment PDQ is basically the gold standard for application deployment. If you have an exe, msi or ps1 script that needs to be pushed in bulk PDQ handles it quickly and easily. With the paid version you even get scheduling options.

Not well suited for Linux or Mac deployments from what I have tested.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Remotely installing software across our fleet of 600+ PCs *had* always been particularly nightmarish - our tiny team frequently stretched to the limit just to maintain a basic set of default applications.
PDQ Deploy changed all of that, freeing up man hours and, of course, impressing the user base with our ability to deliver aplications to their workstations in moments.
We use the product across the whole site and thanks to its configurability it can perform more than just remote software installs; my most recent task simply fired up an iPerf3 server on a target machine (firewall rules were applied via the same package) and allowed easy performance testing between any two points on the network. Pretty nifty.
  • Allows targeted software installations on remote PCs based on factors such as AD OU membership.
  • Can automatically install updates for non-Microsoft products based on schedule.
  • I'd like a slightly cheaper licensing model for education.
  • A web-based console would be great.
PDQ Deploy is one of those things that comes along from time to time and changes EVERYTHING.
Think 'penicillin'.
Think 'the wheel'.
Think 'fire'.
Need to install a program on a remote PC? "PDQ it." Want to execute a program on a remote PC? "PDQ it." From a centralised network management perspective, this is my go-to system; I hate to think what work would be like without it.
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