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Downloads:

4,512

Downloads of v 19.3.538:

46

Last Update:

03 Apr 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • PDQ

Tags:

arsenal pdq inventory tool software hardware scanning trial

PDQ Inventory (Install)

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19.3.538 | Updated: 03 Apr 2024

Downloads:

4,512

Downloads of v 19.3.538:

46

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • PDQ

PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.538

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires dotnet4.6.1

Details

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Details
Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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

>

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

>

To uninstall PDQ Inventory (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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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-inventory -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-inventory -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install pdq-inventory
  win_chocolatey:
    name: pdq-inventory
    version: '19.3.538'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'pdq-inventory' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '19.3.538'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller pdq-inventory
{
    Name     = "pdq-inventory"
    Version  = "19.3.538"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'pdq-inventory':
  ensure   => '19.3.538',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 03 Apr 2024.

Description

Screenshot of PDQ Inventory

Intelligent Data Tracking

Out of the box, computers are automatically grouped based on common data. View computers that have the same installed applications, hardware, operating systems, and even Windows updates. Additionally, create groups based on your own criteria.

Utilities

Easily launch remote desktop, remote command, reboot/shutdown, WOL, event viewer, and more. Incorporate and run your own scripts and favorite utilities with ease.

Reports

Report on the exact data you need by using the built-in reports or create your own. Reports are created using our filters or even SQL. Run reports on any or all computers in the database then print, export and even save and email on a regular schedule to all your bosses.

Integration with PDQ Deploy

Easily identify which computers are out-of-date and use PDQ Deploy to deploy to those particular PCs. Automatically update PDQ Inventory directly following the deployment. However, best of all is automatically deploying when a computer goes from offline to online in PDQ Inventory.

Insanely Detailed Data Tracking

The Collection Library makes it easy to see which computers have out-of-date popular applications or run times. These groupings are updated as new versions of these apps, updates, and runtimes are released and serve as great templates for creating your own.

Find What You Want, When You Want

PDQ Inventory offers customization in what data is gathered and when. Make sure the information most important to you is at hand at the time it's needed. Easily scan for:

  • Active Directory
  • Applications
  • Computer Details
  • Disks
  • Displays
  • Environment Variables
  • Files
  • Hardware Devices
  • Hot Fixes
  • Memory Modules
  • Network Adapters
  • Printers
  • Registry
  • Services
  • Shares
  • Users and Groups
  • Windows Features

Multi-Admin Access With a Shared Database

Share your reports and collections with other admins by creating a server/client relationship. Maybe they'll buy you a drink for all of the work you saved them.

Memory Requirements: 4 GB RAM, 8 GB recommended

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

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PACKAGE NOTES


tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
    softwareName   = 'PDQ Inventory*'
    packageName    = 'pdq-inventory'
    fileType       = 'exe'
    file           = "$(Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)\PDQ_Inventory_Setup.exe"
    checksum       = '152B25F608E0338C31FE8D50FE70211137A92B610A3E9B2A69878B36C26779B1'
    checksumType   = 'sha256'
    silentArgs     = '/s'
    validExitCodes = @(0)
}

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
tools\LICENSE.txt
URL: https://www.pdq.com/licensing/

One license per admin, plain and simple.
Licensing is not based on managed computers, the number of PDQ consoles, where PDQ.com 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 PDQ.com 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 PDQ.com 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
Or, visit our support community to see if your question already has an answer!
tools\PDQ_Inventory_Setup.exe
md5: 44F5FFF64C7791CB2D64E5FBA0E84C08 | sha1: D1B89A12F5744F5F92E85B32461918B160A598E1 | sha256: 152B25F608E0338C31FE8D50FE70211137A92B610A3E9B2A69878B36C26779B1 | sha512: B24164E33B8654BCE27FC731CBD74D87D9053F606A6ADA4B3F6B05D174748208F665C9A050110CFCD5616F217386E0C412046A2A78EA16D88F784C66A22AA42C
tools\VERIFICATION.txt
VERIFICATION
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

To verify the files using the author's download URL:

1. Please go to the author's download URL
	http://www2.adminarsenal.com/download-pdqinventory
2. Use Get-FileHash -Path <FILE TO VERIFY> to get the file hash value from both the downloaded file (from step 1 above) and the file from the package and compare them

---

SHA256
checksum: 152B25F608E0338C31FE8D50FE70211137A92B610A3E9B2A69878B36C26779B1
update.ps1
[CmdletBinding()] # Enables -Debug parameter for troubleshooting
param ()

# Set vars to the script and the parent path
$ScriptPath = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$ParentPath = Split-Path -Parent $ScriptPath

# Import the UpdateChocolateyPackage function
. (Join-Path $ParentPath 'Chocolatey-Package-Updater.ps1')

# Create a hash table to store package information
$packageInfo = @{
    PackageName         = "pdq-inventory"                                               # Package name
    FileUrl             = "http://www2.adminarsenal.com/download-pdqinventory"          # URL to download the file from
    FileDestinationPath = '.\tools\PDQ_Inventory_Setup.exe'                             # Path to move/rename the temporary file to (if EXE is distributed in package)
}

# Call the UpdateChocolateyPackage function and pass the hash table
UpdateChocolateyPackage @packageInfo

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.537 43 Wednesday, March 20, 2024 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.526 46 Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.520 70 Wednesday, February 7, 2024 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.488 96 Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.472 61 Thursday, October 26, 2023 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.470 47 Thursday, October 19, 2023 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.446 94 Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.409.0 134 Friday, April 21, 2023 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.360.0 113 Thursday, December 29, 2022 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.83.0 330 Monday, October 18, 2021 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.48.0 138 Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.42.0 106 Friday, June 11, 2021 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 19.3.41.0 98 Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 15.1.0.0 1190 Sunday, January 28, 2018 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 13.2.0.0 560 Monday, July 17, 2017 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Trial) (Install) 12.2.0.0 468 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Trial) (Install) 11.2.0.0 431 Friday, November 25, 2016 Approved

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