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PDQ Deploy (Install)

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Verification Testing Exemption:

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install PDQ Deploy (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PDQ Deploy (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PDQ Deploy (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade pdq-deploy -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade pdq-deploy -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install pdq-deploy
    name: pdq-deploy
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'pdq-deploy' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pdq-deploy
    Name     = "pdq-deploy"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pdq-deploy':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 15 Nov 2021.


Screenshot of PDQ Deploy

What Can PDQ Deploy Do?

Install MSIs to Multiple Computers

Need to install an MSI? Just create a new PDQ Package and point it to the MSI. If the installation has more than a single MSI file, be sure to check the “Include Entire Directory” checkbox.

Install EXEs to Multiple Computers

Need to install an EXE? All you need to do is verify that the application can be installed silently. (By default MSIs have this ability, but EXEs need to be explicitly told to run silently.) Not every EXE supports this feature, but most do.

The challenge will be to determine the correct method to run it silently. The silent parameter (sometimes called a switch) can be /s or /S, /q or /Q, /quiet, /qn, and a host of other options. Sometimes the installations are case sensitive, so be sure to use exactly what the vendor states is the correct switch.

Ready-to-Deploy Installs in the Package Library

We created the Package Library so that our users wouldn’t have to spend time with every Java or Flash update that comes down the pike. When you are a Pro or Enterprise mode customer you get access to the Package Library you can get common apps that are already in PDQ Packages, and are ready for deploying to all your computers. See the full list of ready-to-go silent installs.

Customize Your Installs

With PDQ Deploy you can install just about any application or patch just by pointing a PDQ Deploy package to an EXE or MSI. You can also make changes to the packages that you downloaded from the Package Library.

What if my Installation has more files than just an MSI or EXE?

Many installations require more than a single install file.

To be sure that these files are used during the installation, be sure to check the “Include Entire Directory” checkbox when you point the PDQ Package to the MSI or EXE.

Memory Requirements: 4 GB

OS Requirements: Windows 10, 11, 8x, Server 2012x or higher


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# URL:
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName    = 'pdq-deploy'
$softwareName   = 'PDQ Deploy*'
$toolsPath      = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$checksum       = 'E89963511EF3D22B51C0B51450FAC2A5433AC9C35F3F6860551B0163DCD63970'		
$silentArgs     = '/s'
$validExitCodes = @(0)
$fileLocation   = "$toolsPath\Deploy_19.3.83.0.exe"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = 'exe'
  file          = $fileLocation
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  silentArgs    = $silentArgs
  validExitCodes= $validExitCodes
  softwareName  = $softwareName
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
md5: B80AF986E95DE1AF0E23CF0380F2CA8D | sha1: 677300A8A005322E99C32F4E1BB409653D4E97C3 | sha256: E89963511EF3D22B51C0B51450FAC2A5433AC9C35F3F6860551B0163DCD63970 | sha512: 3A26B1CB61DD61158A73F68F0943AC5DA2BC0B8C47855A004F1F1291B5D4270303A39C8F0B7E09F7BA1AD889BEBD97EEFB0C70A65E9D53E8A32CFD802E6C2F08

One license per admin, plain and simple.
Licensing is not based on managed computers, the number of PDQ consoles, where software is installed, shared credentials, or whether or not you only gain access through the command line (CLI).  The number of licenses you need is based solely on the number of living, breathing admins actually using the software. If you have three admins, you will need three licenses (sorry, no sharing).

We offer subscription-based licensing, so one license is good for a full year.

Frequently asked questions
Can I use your software free without licensing?
Can I try the software for free?
Can I extend my trial?
Do upgrades of software cost money?

Can I use your software free without licensing?
Definitely! All software running in Free mode is 100% free to use in any setting: commercial, government, educational, or criminal. (Well, maybe not that last one.)

Can I try the software for free?
Absolutely. We offer a 14-day free trial of Enterprise mode. Please note, PDQ Deploy trial is limited to your choice of any three (3) packages from the Package Library.

Can I extend my trial?
In most cases, yes. Please shoot us an email at [email protected] or call us at (801) 657-4657 to make a request.

Do upgrades of software cost money?
No. Free mode can be upgraded at any time. Licensed software includes all versions released during your subscription period. Any versions released outside your subscription period can still be upgraded; however, features will be lost without a current subscription.

Didn’t Answer Your Question?
If you have any additional questions about how our licensing works or how to get started, feel free to contact us! 

Email: [email protected]
Call: (801) 657-4657
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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PDQ Deploy (Install) 1430 Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Approved
PDQ Deploy (Trial) (Install) 428 Saturday, March 18, 2017 Approved
PDQ Deploy (Trial) (Install) 410 Monday, November 14, 2016 Approved

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