PDQ Deploy Alternatives for Windows

IT admins know that the best compliment they can get is when employees say that they didn't even notice the rollout of an update or installation of a new piece of software for the company. That's what makes PDQ Deploy's (and some of its alternatives') support for remote installation so important.

For more personal batch app deployment, PDQ Deploy isn't what you want, but plenty of its alternatives are. Also, as PDQ Deploy is exclusive to Windows, you might be interested in alternatives that are available on Linux.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 9/19/2019 10:07:00 AM

Alternatives to PDQ Deploy for Windows with any license

  • Ninite

    Ninite is the easiest way to install software. Pick the apps you want, and the Ninite installer will download and install all of your selected apps at once, automatically. It is 100% hands-free; Ninite automatically rejects browser toolbars and other prepackaged junk. International: Ninite installs apps in your PCs language. 32 or 64-bit: Ninite installs the best version of an app for your PC.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Ketarin

    Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates and optionally installs setup packages by monitoring web pages for changes. As opposed to other tools, Ketarin is not meant to keep your system up-to-date (like a package manager), but rather to maintain a compilation of all important setup packages which can then be burned to disc or put on a USB stick. Supports regex expansion. Documentation: http://wiki.ketarin.org SVN source http://scm.flyspray.org/repos/ketarin

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Just Install

    just-install - The stupid package installer for Windows. Chocolatey , Ninite , Npackd are way too slow, bloated and difficult to extend. I needed a no-frills solution to install stuff on Windows machines, here it is. Download just-install.exe and double click it. Boom! just-install is now in your %PATH%. How easy is that? In a hurry? Here's a mnemonic link you can use to bootstrap a new machine, just type this in a browser is.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • WAPT Community

    WAPT is the equivalent of apt-get for Windows, it allows you to automate your fleet management through its centralized management console. Deploy your software with peace of mind thanks to the Enterprise version qualified by ANSSI. With WAPT, you can install, update and uninstall your software and configurations on your fleet quickly and with reliable feedback on the progress of your deployments.

    • Easy to deploy, trivial for basic tasks, and versatile for advanced tasks. Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • AppGet

    Free and Opensource package manager for Windows.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Octopus Deploy

    Octopus Deploy is a user-friendly release management system for professional .NET developers. Octopus works with your build server to enable reliable, secure, automated releases of ASP.NET applications and Windows Services into test, staging and production environments, whether they are in the cloud or on-premises.

    Commercial Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Microsoft Azure

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  • Total Software Deployment

    Total Software Deployment makes deploying packages on any number of computers a blast. Unlike the competition, this tool supports advanced concurrent deployment, allowing you to install multiple packages on multiple computers at the same time. You can specify how many computers and how many packages per computer can be installed at any moment. Once you have made up your mind, you can start deploying in just one click.

    Commercial Windows

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  • WPKG

    WPKG is an open source software deployment and distribution tool. The site has a large collection of silent installers.

    • Discontinued Development has ceased in 2015. Last version, 1.3.1, released in May 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Microsoft Store

    A world of apps in the Microsoft Store. Apps make using your PC easier by opening up new ways for you to get things done and have some fun. Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 come with built-in apps that help you socialize, stay in touch, share and view documents, organize photos, listen to music, and watch movies, but you can find even more apps in the Microsoft Store.

    Free Windows Windows S Windows Phone Windows 8

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  • Batchpatch

    Stop dreading Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday every month and finally take control of your patching process! Whether you’re responsible for just 50 computers or more than 1000 computers, BatchPatch will save you a LOT of time. No more logging on to each computer to initiate the update installation. No more manually rebooting each machine and launching numerous ping windows to keep track of the reboot process.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • Soft2base

    Soft2base is a Windows Applications Manager. It downloads and installs silently free applications in one step. Based on its auto-updated catalog of free softwares, it will highlights outdated or missing applications and propose to download and install them in a single step. Use it to add efficient tools to your new Windows setups but also to upgrade already installed applications. Soft2base says NO to unneeded tool bars and other junks.

    Free Windows

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  • VBDeploy

    VBDeploy allows you to batch install multiple programs on your computer without interruptions, with widespread support for almost all types of installers. File Types Supported • Windows Installer (.MSI) • Windows Update (.MSU) • Executable Installer (.EXE) • Wise • Wix • NSIS • Inno • Batch (.BAT and .CMD) • Custom Executable (.EXE) • Many other types

    Free Windows

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  • Silent Install Builder

    The Silent Install Builder is a great tool if you need to quickly install a set of software on a multiple computers.

    Commercial Windows

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  • ABC-Deploy

    Policy driven software deployment and Inventory tool for Windows clients. Create rules for where software must be installed and updated, and let ABC-Deploy do the rest. ABC-Deploy will distribute software and updates to all assigned clients and report on errors and successes. All is done silently, and without the need to be babysit by either you as the admin, or by the end user.

    • Better Inventory, AD integrated Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Windows

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  • Silent Install Helper

    Silent Install Helper determines the type of installation package and allows you to install programs in "silent" mode (without user intervention). Supported installers: Inno Setup, Smart Installer, Wise installer, NSIS, RAR \ ZIP \ 7z \ 7z Setup \ Free Arc \ Microsoft Cab SFX, Msi, Ghost Installer Wizard, InstallAware Wizard, InstallShield, Setup Factory Installer, Install4j Wizad, Driver Genius Installer, Actual Installer, the files .inf, .msu, and others.

    • Warning Firefox and Chrome, among other tools, issue warning for site/downloads.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • USSU Unlimited

    USSU Unlimited helps you to manage and keep your standard Windows applications up-to-date. It takes away those frustrations to update or install everything manually. Instead it leaves you with a updated computer and a smile! Just installed your computer? Tired of getting all those annoying update popups? Want to make sure that you have the latest important security-fixes? USSU Unlimited makes your update-life a whole lot easier.

    • Discontinued Last Catalog update 2014-10-30, no recent activity in the forum.

    Free Windows

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  • BuildMaster

    BuildMaster is an application release automation tool, designed by the software development team, Inedo. It combines build management and ARA capabilities to manage and automate processes primarily related to continuous integration, database change scripts, and production deployments. The tool is browser-based and able to be used “out-of-the-box”. Its feature set and scope puts it in line with the DevOps movement, and is marketed as “more than a release automation tool.

    Freemium Windows Linux

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  • SoloAdmin

    SoloAdmin provides and easy way for an IT support technician to deploy software, inventory , and remotely manage computers. A powerful package manager support importing and exporting packing. Supported package types are exe, msi, msu, ps1, and bat. Example packages are available for download to help get started with packaging and deployment.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • PACE Suite

    PACE Suite is an advanced software packaging tool with intuitive user interface and set of features providing (re)packaging in Windows installer and various virtualization formats. As an alternative to Wise Package Studio, PACE is out-of-the-box solution that doesn't need post-install configuration and additional training. Among the key features are: - Repackaging any installation to MSI/MST/App-V/ThinApp - Creating new MSI packages - Publishing MSI packages to SCCM - Editing App-V 5.

    Commercial Windows

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  • EMCO Remote Installer

    This remote software deployment tool is designed to install and uninstall Windows software on remote PCs through a local network. You can use it to install and uninstall EXE setups, MSI packages and MSP patches remotely in a silent mode. Software can be installed/uninstalled concurrently to/from multiple remote PCs by a single operation. You can initiate software installation/uninstallation operations manually or schedule them for automatic one-time or recurrent executions.

    Freemium Windows

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  • RepackagerExpress Multi Installer

    Repackager Express Your PC as the first Day, with our multi installer, which keeps your PC clean, fast and safe. Install with just One Click If you are tired of manual installation of Windows programs after an OS reset, then you might want to look for an app that acts as and installation manager and includes a collection of apps necessary for day-to-day activities. Repackager Express Multi Install is meeting the criteria above, and it can give you a helping hand.

    Free Windows

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