Jason Amick

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  • Jason Amick created an article,

    Timed out waiting for service to stop

    Purpose: You received an error "Timed out waiting for service to stop" when deploying or scanning a target. You may also see the same target that has this error in Deploy seemingly get stuck with a...

  • Jason Amick created an article,

    To Retry Queue or to not Retry Queue

    Purpose The Retry Queue is designed to ensure offline targets receive the patches they deserve. When a target is offline during a deployment it will get added to the Retry Queue. This will create a...

  • Jason Amick created an article,

    See Firewall activity in Windows Defender Firewall logs

    Purpose You need to determine a cause for connection issues related to the Firewall. Resolution We may find this info on a target by logging the dropped packets while replicating the steps in PDQ D...

  • Jason Amick created an article,

    Changing the Central Server Ports via the Registry

    Purpose You wish to change the ports required for Central Server client-server connections using Regedit. Resolution Changing the port settings via the registry PDQ Deploy 1. Stop the PDQ Deploy ba...

  • Jason Amick created an article,

    Verifying what computer you connect to, using PowerShell

    Purpose You want to verify that the computer you are connecting to is the actual target you expect. Some of the issues this will rule out will be a misconfigured DNS resulting in stale, shared, or ...

  • Jason Amick created an article,

    Disable Remote UAC for Local Admin/LAPS accounts

    Purpose You want to use a Local Admin or LAPS account to manage deployments and/or scans in your environment. Note* This is for remote management and does not change the UAC in GUI user-land.    Re...

  • Jason Amick created an article,

    File path too long error when downloading .NET 3.5

    Purpose Microsoft runtime .NET 3.5 has a path long enough with plenty of subdirectories. This creates a problem sometimes when downloading .NET 3.5 to the Repository because Microsoft also has a fi...

  • Jason Amick commented,

    Hello, I have seen organizations utilize certain OUs in the AD, then exclude those OUs in Inventory's AD sync to keep them out of the way until they were brought back into service. Or add an exclus...

  • Jason Amick created an article,

    Process Terminated Unexpectedly error after upgrading PDQ Deploy or Inventory

    Purpose You want to upgrade your installation of PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory, or after upgrading you have found the program will not open and an error reads "Process Terminated Unexpectedly." Reso...

  • Jason Amick created an article,

    PDQ Command Line Interface (CLI)

    Purpose There are so many purposes for a Command Line Interface. If you would like to just simply manage your deployments and scans without opening a GUI or you want to run repetitive tasks in a ba...