I know the agent itself has been discontinued. But it would be pretty nice if there was an agent that could be installed that would report back to PDQ so both Inventory and Deploy know the client's ip address.
I have a lot of users that move from hardwired, to wireless, to VPN and try as I might DNS will not keep up with their newest ip address. Sometimes it will - but usually it won't. VPN is a particular problem since DHCP for VPN connections comes from our Sophos UTM and not the Windows DHCP server. Still even for hardwired vs wireless my DNS servers are hit and miss on registering the newly assigned ip address.
Currently when this happens and I need to do something with a client I'll pull up my Vipre AV console and see what ip address the client has since the Vipre agent is constantly reporting in. It would be pretty slick if PDQ had an agent that could do something similar.
It wouldn't have to do anything else. Just tell PDQ the current ip so that it can actually find the computer when it needs to scan or deploy. :)
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