Version 17 Of PDQ Deploy Released


The Team is pleased to announce the public release 17 of PDQ Deploy.

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What's New?


  • Integration with the PDQ Inventory Agent.
  • Unedited Auto Download packages from the Package Library can be deployed to PDQ Inventory targets with an External Agent.
  • A restart of both background services for PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory may be required for proper integration.
  • PDQ Inventory 16.5 or later is required
  • New Scan step.
  • Package Properties Conditions of a Nested Package are now honored.
  • Deploy Once window now includes the ability to open a package from this window, and Copy Mode options.
  • Added a column to identify the folder the package resides in.
  • Client mode no longer needs to re-enter the license information when upgrading or renewing the license.
  • Warnings about Caps Lock when entering a password.


  • Additional performance improvements, particularly while browsing Active Directory containing a large number of objects and deployment reports.
  • In the Select AD Target window, the main domain is now that of the console user and not the background service user.
  • The Cancel Download button on the Package Library works again.
  • The Approval button in the toolbar would occasionally be greyed out.
  • Fixed approval time conflicts with Auto Download packages and Auto Download preferences.
  • Fixed issue that resulted in the error, "Cannot find package definition for package link step".
  • Deploy package steps are now showing up in the correct order.
  • Deploying a Nested Package and starting from a later step now works as intended.
  • Fixed an issue with skipped deployment steps when you have 2-layer deep nested packages mixed with 1-layer deep ones.
  • When Server and Client were in different timezones, the elapsed time was counting backwards.
  • Fixed an issue with heartbeat schedules using multiple PDQ Inventory Collections as targets that contained the same computers.
  • Fixed the ability to deploy to an IP address as the target.
  • Fixed an issue with deploying to targets containing special characters in the hostnames.
  • Duplicating a folder was not always duplicating the first package in the folder.
  • Fixed an issue with deployments appearing to be stuck in a queued state, but had actually failed in the target window.
  • Fixed an issue with approving updates to the WinSCP package.
  • Some valid MSI options were not available with MSU files. Also, fixed an issue with importing MSU files.
  • When deploying to localhost using a schedule, the target history no longer shows both the localhost and the hostname.
  • Using a variable in your Repository no longer causes issues with the Repository Cleanup.
  • Selecting the Weekend or Weekend Days Schedule triggers in conjunction with a specific day of the week now works as intended.
  • Removed the Deployment Status of '4' and fixed the copy speed displayed in the deployment status.
  • Illegal characters in a filename or path of a package are now replaced with underscores instead of returning an error message.
  • The Retry Queue occasionally initiated unnecessary deployments but is now working as expected.

Update Notes