What Is PDQ Deploy?
Automate your patch management with PDQ Deploy. Select the software you want to deploy (we have a pre-built library of over 200), specify which machines require updates, and set a preferred schedule for deployment. PDQ Deploy will automatically and silently apply updates — all without bothering end users.
Who Uses PDQ Deploy?
By sysadmins, for sysadmins. Designed for small, medium, and large businesses in any industry — whether you manage 50 machines or 5000.
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Reviews of PDQ Deploy
A easy to use and reliable solution for small and mid sized companies
Comments: 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.
Great price for a product that does what it supposed to do. Love it!
Comments: 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).
PDQ Deploy - Great alternative to SCCM
Comments: 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.
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
The one thing you got to have
Comments: 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.