Admin Arsenal was founded in 2001 as a systems management consulting firm. That may sound impressive, but it was really just a way for Shane, Shawn, and Adam to earn money doing Tivoli and Microsoft gigs. It worked really well, but after a couple of years Shane and Adam started talking about creating a systems management tool that would fit well with small to medium companies.
After coming up with this ground breaking idea, Shane and Adam promptly set themselves to ignoring it. They pushed it down. Way down. We’re talking total repression. After another year of denial they came to themselves and decided to move forward. Following several overt threats to his family, Shawn finally agreed to transition the company from consulting to sales of systems management software. In 2006 the coding began and in 2007 we sold our first license of AA Console, a predecessor to our PDQ family. PDQ Deploy and Inventory came after testing the market waters from 2007-2010.
Admin Arsenal is headquartered at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah,
Saves You Time
PDQ Deploy is a software deployment tool used to keep Windows PCs up-to-date without leaving your chair or bothering end users.
Silently deploy almost any Windows
patch or application (.exe, .msi) to multiple Windows PCs
simultaneously. Deployments can install, uninstall, execute scripts,
reboot, copy files, sleep, send messages, etc. Instructions and
files are sent to the target computer, executed, monitored, and
Set it ‘n Forget it
Never miss a critical patch again!
Common applications (including Windows Monthly rollups) can download
automatically and deploy on your schedule or even when offline
targets come online when integrated with
PDQ Inventory. Rest
assured your patch updates are going out even when you are not in
the office. Isn’t it time for that much-needed vacation?
Easily Execute Scripts
Run and deploy common scripts like ..vbs,
.reg, .bag, and .ps1. Execute from a file, or write them on the fly.
The possibilities are almost endless. PDQ also has many resources for
PowerShell, too. Start honing those scripting skills.
We maintain a library of over 175
popular applications so you don’t have to. When a new version of
an application is released, PDQ updates and tests them and makes
them available as soon as possible. You’ll wonder how you ever lived
Wouldn’t it be nice to glance at the
inbox on your phone and see that deployment or schedule was
successful? You won’t even have to put down that drink or game
controller. PDQ Deploy is the assistance you always wanted!
Multi-Admin Access With a Shared
Share deployments, schedules, lists,
and even preferences between PDQ Deploy consoles by creating a
server/client relationship. Processes are initiated via either the
console or Command Line Interface (CLI) but use the Server’s
database. Why do all the work twice?
Use PDQ Deploy to install applications and patches to all the computers in your company.
Enterprise mode customers have access to pre-made packages ready to deploy.
PDQ Deploy 16 Available Now
PDQ Deploy 16 is now available for download. We've got some highly requested new features and enhancements in this release. You just download PDQ Deploy 16 today and check it out for yourself.
Ability to start a deployment from any step when using Deploy Once, or redeploy from a failed step.
New themes for the console, including dark.
The Repository path now includes a button to access Variables.
Package Library Package updates are now visible to Free users.
Even more performance improvements, particularly when editing packages.
The Disable Splash Screen checkbox in Preferences wasn't staying checked, even though the Splash Screen was disabled.
Exporting Preferences would not export changes to the default Auto Download settings.
The ability to choose a profile from the drop-down in the Print Preview window has been restored.
Toggling Report color mode was not taking effect until after a console refresh.
Auto Download packages set to manual approval were not listed in the Update tab of the Package Library until after a console refresh.
The Downloaded column in the Package Library now populates immediately following an auto download.
Adding Pre and Post Steps to an Auto Download package now retains the edit icon after a restart.
Packages not downloaded due to repository access now display the correct error message.
PDQ Deploy was not recognizing targets in PDQ Inventory that were resolved using NetBIOS instead of DNS.
Manually starting a scheduled deployment would occasionally display a blank error message.
When importing a schedule, custom Retry Queue settings will be missing unless the export was from a version after 22.214.171.124.
Duplicating an item in the tree no longer places the duplicated item randomly in the tree.
Occasionally the temp directory was not cleared until after a restart of the service.
Launching PowerShell from Help > Open Elevated PowerShell Prompt would occasionally not work as intended.
Danish characters were not displaying correctly when selecting PDQ Inventory collections as targets.
Various other bugs and enhancements.
How We License
All of our free mode software is 100% free to use in any setting. Commercial, government, educational, criminal (well, maybe not that last one).
You are free to share the software with friends and colleagues, as long as it’s not modified in any way (without our written permission).
Our licensing is simple
One license per admin.
Licensing is not based on managed computers, the number of PDQ consoles, where PDQ is installed, if you share credentials, or even if you only access through the command line (CLI); it is based solely on the number of living breathing admins actually using the software. If you have 3 admins, you will need 3 licenses (sorry, no sharing).
We are subscription based, so one license is good for a full year.
Trusted and loved
(okay, maybe tolerated) by over 9,000 Pro and Enterprise users