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  • Brian Green

    PDQ Inventory connects to Active Directory, at least for us, to pull in new devices.  I have ours running every 30 mins to pull anything that shows up new in AD.  If a new machine is built (which is about 30 minutes), then our instance of PDQ is set to send it any packages it's needing.

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  • Brad McClave

    FYI, the agent is now EOL.

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  • Jeremy Beeson

    So they're not bringing it out of Beta? Dang. What kind of options are there for scanning a device that misses the scheduled scans? Let's say I have it setup for scan every two days. But someone comes in the office on the off-day, and isn't in the next day for the scan. Will it scan as soon as it hits the network since it missed a scan? Or it just waits until it's here in the office on a day the scan runs?

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  • Brad McClave

    Then what you would want is what's called a Heartbeat scan.  When PDQ detects a 'heartbeat' of a computer added to the system, it can be setup to trigger events like a scan or deployment.

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  • Jeremy Beeson

    Great! Thank you.

    Last question. I see people have been asking for Warranty info for a couple years, but I've not seen a solution yet. Our Desktops are Dell, the Serial Number is already being scanned, but it would be nice to have a link to the Dell warranty page, but it inserts the serial number in the link.

    For instance, https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag/6M373Y2/maintain?show_warranty_modal=true

    The only part that changes is after the /servicetag/  part.

    I see that MAC address, Memory, and Processor fields are links, can these be changed by us? Can I link the Field "Serial Number" to a web address based on the field?

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  • Brad McClave

    Not a perfect solution as I didn't chase down anything better but I created a tool for launching the Dell warranty and automatically inputting the serial number of the asset in question:

     Powershell, runtype: local. 

    Start-Process "https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag/$(Computer:TARGETSERIALNUMBER)/warranty"
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