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Un outil qui permet de déployer des correctifs logiciels et des mises à jour simultanément sur plusieurs ordinateurs Windows.
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
Commentaires : 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.
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Great price for a product that does what it supposed to do. Love it!
Commentaires : 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
Commentaires : 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
Commentaires : 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.
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Commentaires : 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.
Inexpensive Highly Customizable Management Suite
Commentaires : My overall experience with PDQ has been very positive. I used it at my previous job where I automated away all of our by hand processes. I started my new job, and the pandemic began. I championed the software as a lightweight means of managing VPN connected workstations. It was very well received by our team.
I like that the inventory and deployment system are integrated. You're able to leverage vulnerability deployments against dynamically created groups that are constantly updated. I like the ability to schedule these tasks in a recurring fashion. It's more customizable and less cumbersome than other solutions we have used.
I don't have a lot of things I dislike about the software. The biggest thing is that it is sometimes frustrating to work out how a script will behave when it is pushed from deploy. There are options to resolve this such as interactive mode, but it sometimes does not play nice with power shell scripts.
Amazing Software for Managing and Updating Windows Computers
Commentaires : Before using PDQ Deploy, we were periodically re-imaging our public computers which was a time consuming process as we have multiple areas in the library each with different software programs installed. In between re-imaging, key utility programs would regularly become out of date, negatively impacting patrons usage of the computers. Now with PDQ Deploy, we are able to easily update only specific software programs across all areas, irregardless of the overall software image in use. Simpler and faster process allows for the computers to be updated on a quicker schedule resulting in a better overall experience for our patrons, and significantly less time expended by IT staff.
The included Package Library is a fantastic added value to the program providing prepared and tested packages for installing/updating most of the popular/requested software programs. Very easy to use without having to study a lengthy manual. Seemless integration with existing systems and AD. Regular updates to the software, weekly webcasts, extensive video tutorials on usage.
None that I can really think of. Not a fan of the new program icons which make it more difficult to identify which program is which, but that's really a minor nitpick.
Commentaires : I love it.
Ease of deployment of custom software, not managed by SCCM
I only have 3 Cons:1. It is two seperate programs (Inventory & Deploy), and allthough there is some integration, we still need to synchronize variables manually.2. The missing ability to use LDAPS intstead of old deprecated LDAP.3. I would love to be able to put the databases on our Enterprise MSSQL Cluster Server, instead of these local SQLite databases.
Just the ease of use and being able to build my own packages that fit our company
just how heavily the software relies on DNS to find machines.
PDQ Deploy for Education
Commentaires : I literally cannot do my job without this software. I daresay that once you try it, you will find that you will agree with me.
The software itself works really well. The hard part consists of getting all the machines to talk to each other and then figuring out the silent command -line statements that are needed to install the software. For most of the well-known software, the silent switches are well known and for the most popular tools PDQ will even supply their own scripts.
I'd love PDQ Deploy to re-imagine their local Agent idea. The last time they tried it supposedly didnt meet their standards. I'd say look at other software like Goverlan and even AWS Thinkbox Deadline (a renderfarm manager) to see how they do a local Agent to see if those would meet the criteria. PDQ has no ability to install software that doesn't offer a command-line silent switch. You'd think that this would never come up in Education but... you'd be surprised. We run a lot of 3D and VFX apps that are made by one developer and when you ask them for the silent switches they reply "what are you talking about" . Now, to be sure, this isn't really a "con" of PDQ, but it is fair to mention. If you have any software that just doesn't have any command-line automation which can run silently via a Windows Service User, you'll have to get something alongside PDQ Deploy to make that happen.
Software Patching and Deployment Made Simple with PDQ
Commentaires : 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.
Fits perfect in our Organisation
Commentaires : Fast Software-Deployment with a few clicks. Easy to handle. No need to visit the Users Desktop. Auto Download helps us to keep all Devices up to date.
In connection with Inventory it is very easy to deploy Updates and Tools with a few Clicks. With Automatic Deployment we get rid of annoying tasks like check and update Clients. It's nearly fire and forget :-)To create Deployment Packages is very easy. I'm able to deploy nearly any Tool within seconds without the need to visit the Desktop onsite.
Most of the Tools/Programs we're deploy with PDQ automaticaly detect and uses the OS-Language. But there are some Tools (e.g. Firefox) which does not. It was helpful to extend the Auto Download Package so that we can deploy the appropriate Language Pack. Actually we can convert the Auto Download Package to a Standard Package and modify this Standard Package. Unfortunately we lose the advantage of the auto download feature.
Just Get It !! You will never regret it !!
Commentaires : It is an amazing piece of software what takes a huge amount of headache away. It is quick, easy. If you want want to do software install and update deployment quick and easy you need PDQ Deploy !!
This product is super easy to use. Most standard packages are already build for you (and every new update there is more) what can be super easy rolled out to a test machine and then production. If you want custom installation it is so easy to install/copy - install/ create little batch files or full on powershell scripts. This is super easy comparing to SCCM or even WSUS.
I had to think long and hard about what could be improved and even asked my co-workers.... and really there is nothing at this moment what needs to be improved. It does what needs to be done and is super easy. (edit: Perhaps the only thing is that the log files with errors could be more detailed to directly been viewed)
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Why PDQ Deploy is a MUST HAVE!!!!
Commentaires : We had a great experience with PDQ starting with the onboarding experience. There was plenty of help with setting us up with Inventory and Deploy.
I like the packages that are already built, I also like how easy it is to build a package into the program for deployment.
I really did not have any cons with this software, maybe a few more integrations.
Reliable patching at a reasonable cost
What made me look at PDQ was the cost. What made me keep using it was how flexible I could get with deployments when used in conjunction with their inventory product. You really want both of these to take full advantage and the cost still remains reasonable. It is easy to setup something like monthly patching using the packages that PDQ maintains and updates have it auto update these packages on your system after a delay period such as 7 days then push it out to all systems as they come online. We even use it to deploy out base packages on new PC builds as they come online.
There can be some quirks with a system being detected online and it is very important your DNS is accurate. My biggest con would really be that it does not do a great job with remote users because there is no agent on the device. This is being addressed though in a cloud version of the product.
Great for software deployment
Commentaires : When SCCM failed, and the admin was unable to resolve issues. Local IT (global company) used PDQ for software deployment as the SCCM admin never got it working for a long time. PDQ simplify software deployment and updates, helped manage devices and setup new machines in no time at all. The main admin of PDQ became the SCCM admin after using this product as a learning curve and step to SCCM. Now SCCM is working with new admin, pdq is not required as much but still a tool I rely on regularly.
Simple to useFree edition is greatLicences are not expensive Can share xml files for software deployment between users on free versionGreat for deploying scripts
Cannot manage OS updatesOnly works on internal network/VPN - not cloud basedPdq inventory is a separate program, not integrated
PDQ is a Life Saver
Commentaires : When you dont have Enterprise budget, PDQ will provide all of the necessary tools to make like easy for sys admins.
We are able to scan and patch workstations and servers from a single pane.
It would be nice if this application could also have the ability to be used locally through a web browser.
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PDQ deploy has helped fill in the gaps with application deployment and management
Highly customizable to fit our business needs. When paired with PDQ Inventory, we're able to target specific groups of endpoints based on certain attributes.
PDQ Deploy and Inventory could be more tightly integrated.
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Great, cost effective way to manage software, patch and vulnerability deployments
Being able to have PDQ automatically scan and monitor our devices allows patches, new software and vulnerability fixes to be deployed in a set and forget method.
We've had some technical issues that have been hard to get support with as there is no support provided in our time zone, allowing only one question/response a day.
Modern Tool for Deployment
easy to use and no prior experience needed and no need of agent
not all features that sccm offers available in this deployment tool ..no full reporting available
Commentaires : I have solved every remote install and patching issue using PDQ, Inv/Deploy
Deployment, configuration, overall ease of use
Nothing, I love every aspect of PDQ Inv/Deploy
Commentaires : It's great for remotely deploying software and patches. Saves a lot of time and effort because you don't have to go to an end user computer or try to connect with them somehow to install anything, you can just set up a package to deploy silently with no user intervention.
The best part of PDQ Deploy is the ability to deploy software and updates/patches to computers on our network. Pretty easy to figure out how to build a deployment package and works exceptionally well. Also easy to understand.
I really have no cons to speak of other than sometimes we cannot connect to a computer to perform a scan or deployment but that isn't really the fault of the software, that's more of a network issue. We have users working from home using vpn and deployments fail for them sometimes.
Commentaires : Many updates can be sent out and installed silently while the computer is in use. Makes them think I'm some sort of magician.
I used to be up at night updating or installing in computer labs until as late as 2am to have the labs ready for the next day. Couldnt do it duing the day because the computers were always in use. Now I can just schedule installs/updates before I leave work and they are done before I go to bed - at a normal time.
The only thing I like least about PDQ is how long it took to learn about it
PDQ is ready for your enterprise
Commentaires : from Print Nightmare mitigation to installing the latest packages from MS and partners the experience has been great. Great support. Great product.
what I like most abut the software is the great support. Yes it can deploy remotely to your entire network. Yes it can help you maintain your infrastructure security but showing patching deficiencies and missed updates but what I really like about this software is the customer support. from youtube to one on one sessions, PDQ has the best support in the business.
could have a larger set of already supported software natively.