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How can I use PDQ inventory to detect installed shared printers and registry keys

We use shared printers but it does not seem to be detected by PDQ (for 100 lappy).

Then I also need to see if certain registry keys are there so I can delete them, but the registry is blank in PDQ inventory.



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  • Adrian,

    If the printers are user-defined printers (e.g. pushed by a group policy preference) then PDQ may not see them since they're mapped as each individual user. You may be able to enumerate the printers using a PDQ Inventory tool similar to mine here:

    printui.exe /ge

    By default most registry keys are not scanned by PDQ Inventory. You will have to add the registry keys to one of your scan profiles or create a new scan profile to check for those keys.

  • How do I scan for a particular key ??

    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Endpoint Backup" "RecoveryMediaUpdateRequired" (null value)

  • How do I scan for a particular key?

    1. Computer > Scan Profiles
    2. Either edit a current scan profile or create a new one
    3. If there is already a Registry scanner listed, edit it. If there is not, click Add on the right side to add a scanner.
    4. If the "Hive" field at the top if not already set to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, set it to that. If you are editing a current scanner and the hive is set to something different then close the scanner and create a new registry scanner that looks at the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hive.
    5. Add patterns via the "Include Pattern(s)" field. For your example you would put this:
      SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Endpoint Backup\RecoveryMediaUpdateRequired
    6. Please note that quotation marks are not required.
    7. Save and exit the scanner and the scan profile then scan a computer with that scan profile.
  • Thanks