Downloads of v


Last Update:

11 Jun 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • PDQ


arsenal pdq inventory tool software hardware scanning trial

PDQ Inventory (Install)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3 | Updated: 11 Jun 2021



Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • PDQ

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
PDQ Inventory (Install)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires dotnet4.6.1


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


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:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade pdq-inventory -y --source="'STEP 3 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="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure pdq-inventory installed
    name: pdq-inventory
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'pdq-inventory' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: pdq-inventory,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pdq-inventory
   Name     = 'pdq-inventory'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pdq-inventory':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install pdq-inventory version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

This package was approved by moderator mwallner on 14 Jul 2021.


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.


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


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, 8x, Server 2012x or higher

Comparison of PDQ Inventory Free/Paid

Twitter | YouTube | Linkedin | spiceworks

This is a repository for the deployment of [PDQ Inventory]( with [Chocolatey](

Chocolatey Package URL: 
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName    = 'pdq-inventory'
$softwareName   = 'PDQ Inventory*'
$toolsPath      = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$url            = '' 
$checksum       = 'f0cab15bc6f443e629ece757abd98b9c3fd96a634b7aae5655a9c415620ba9f8'		
$silentArgs     = '/s'
$validExitCodes = @(0)
$fileLocation   = "$toolsPath\Inventory."

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = 'exe'
  file          = $fileLocation
  url           = $url
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  silentArgs    = $silentArgs
  validExitCodes= $validExitCodes
  softwareName  = $softwareName
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PDQ Inventory (Install) 6 Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Ready
PDQ Inventory (Install) 26 Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 1095 Sunday, January 28, 2018 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Install) 477 Monday, July 17, 2017 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Trial) (Install) 367 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Approved
PDQ Inventory (Trial) (Install) 342 Friday, November 25, 2016 Approved
Discussion for the PDQ Inventory (Install) Package

Ground Rules:

  • This discussion is only about PDQ Inventory (Install) and the PDQ Inventory (Install) package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the Google Group.
  • This discussion will carry over multiple versions. If you have a comment about a particular version, please note that in your comments.
  • The maintainers of this Chocolatey Package will be notified about new comments that are posted to this Disqus thread, however, it is NOT a guarantee that you will get a response. If you do not hear back from the maintainers after posting a message below, please follow up by using the link on the left side of this page or follow this link to contact maintainers. If you still hear nothing back, please follow the package triage process.
  • Tell us what you love about the package or PDQ Inventory (Install), or tell us what needs improvement.
  • Share your experiences with the package, or extra configuration or gotchas that you've found.
  • If you use a url, the comment will be flagged for moderation until you've been whitelisted. Disqus moderated comments are approved on a weekly schedule if not sooner. It could take between 1-5 days for your comment to show up.
comments powered by Disqus