MDT and PDQInventory

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Hi Guys,

I'm currently using MDT and PDQDeploy but we want to streamline things further by using PDQInventory.

So my question is this.... I deploy WIndows 10. It joins the domain and stops. Can I then force a heartbeat trigger for PDQInventory to kick in and deploy the apps that are needed by that PC? Or do I need to wait for an amount of time for things to happen?

What I don't want is a computer there - deployed to W10 but no packages being deployed.

Cheers

Gareth

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There are a lot of different ways to do this. You can do this on a heartbeat or on membership of a domain OU. It's up to you to decide what works best. I have mine setup to start deploying when the computer has been in PDQ Inventory for less than a day. That indicates a new PC and tells PDQ Deploy to start installing applications.

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Hi - thanks for the reply.

Can it be set earlier than this? Pressure is often on to get a machine done on the day.

Cheers

Gar

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Again, that depends on your settings. For example, how often is your AD environment scanned? If it's every hour and you have deployments set against membership of an OU, the deployments will happen within an hour, once PDQ Inventory scans AD and sees that computer in the specific OU.

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Hi @Brodiemac

Thanks for this. Sounds good. Whilst experimenting I think I will set PDQInv to scan every hour to see how it goes. Does it put much overhead on the network?

Our machines are already in the AD as they join into the correct place via MDT and when re-deployed they just take the same name based on mac address. So I assume once the scan has taken place then PDQInv will see them there and deploy.

Gareth

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