PDQ Package Library Changelog

Purpose

To provide greater customer transparency, we've created this page to include any significant changes to PDQ-provided Packages in the Packages tab.

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Uninstall PDQ Agent - April 18, 2024

Date: 4/18/2024

Packages Removed: Uninstall PDQ Agent

Collections Updated: N/A

Description: We've removed the Uninstall PDQ Agent package from the Library. This is related to the original PDQ Agent Beta and is NOT associated with PDQ Connect.

Reference: https://documentation.pdq.com/PDQInventory/17.1.0.0/index.html?agent.htm

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Zoom - April 15, 2024

Date: 4/15/2024

Packages Created: N/A

Collections Updated: Applications / Messaging / Zoom Client

Description: Zoom has been renamed to:

Zoom Workplace (32-bit)
Zoom Workplace (64-bit)

As a result, we've updated collections to now detect and include packages with the new name.

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SQL Server Management Studio 18 - April 15, 2024

Date: 4/15/2024

Packages Created: N/A

We are re-uploading the latest SQL Server Management Studio 18 package: 18.12.1.1 (18.12.1 Updated) 

Collections Updated: N/A

Description: We've discovered an issue with SQL Server Management Studio 18 causing some bandwidth issues for users when downloading from our older cloud storage. At this point, most customers will have upgraded to SQL Server Management Studio 19 or 20 and will be unaffected. We are re-uploading the latest SQL Server Management Studio 18 package and disabling the older versions of SQL Server Management Studio 18.

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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 - April 11, 2024

Date: 4/11/2024

Packages Created: 

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2

Collections Updated: N/A

Description: With the next Beta release of PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 will become the minimum, required prerequisite to install/upgrade the software. Please note that the majority of users should be unaffected by this change, with most operating systems now having .NET 4.8 or .NET 4.8.1 pre-installed.

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AutoDesk DWG Trueview - April 4, 2024

Date: 4/4/2024

Packages Affected: 

AutoDesk DWG Trueview 2024
AutoDesk DWG Trueview 2023
Uninstall AutoDesk DWG Trueview

Collections Updated: N/A

Description: The Connect engineering team has identified a bug in the way powershell is executed. This has helped us identify previous reports of the uninstall portion of the AutoDesk DWG Trueview packages hanging until the timeout was reached. The AutoDesk DWG Trueview packages have all been updated. We encourage you to delete any previously downloaded packages and download the latest versions from the Package Library.

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PSWindowsUpdates - April 3, 2024

Date: 4/3/2024

Packages Affected: 

PSWindowsUpdate - Get All Applicable Updates from Microsoft (Audit Only)
PSWindowsUpdate - Install All Applicable Updates from Microsoft (No Drivers, No Feature Updates)
PSWindowsUpdate - Install Applicable Critical and Security Updates from Microsoft
PSWindowsUpdate - Install Applicable Feature Updates from Microsoft
PSWindowsUpdate - Install Applicable Drivers from Microsoft
PSWindowsUpdate - Install Specific Microsoft KB  *Only Available in PDQ Deploy
PSWindowsUpdate - PDQ Inventory Scanner  *Only Available in PDQ Inventory
PSWindowsUpdate - PDQ Inventory Report  *Only Available in PDQ Inventory

Collections Updated: N/A

Description: The PSWindowsUpdate packages have undergone a major rewrite:

We've fixed the NuGet Package Provider bug, where it required you to run the script twice on new machines.

If there are any existing WSUS/Windows policies in place, we'll back them up and then restore them after running the PSWindowsUpdate module.

We fixed a bug where the PSWindowsUpdate module would detect available updates, but then incorrectly report that there were no applicable patches.

We fixed a bug in the PSWindowsUpdates PowerShell scanner that is used in PDQ Inventory that would return additional blank entries in the results. These should now be removed.

IMPORTANT: For PDQ inventory users, we strongly recommend deleting any PSWindowsUpdate PowerShell scanners and PSWindowsUpdate Reports, then download the latest PSWindowsUpdate - Get All Applicable Updates from Microsoft (Audit Only) package and import the newer PSWindowsUpdate PowerShell Scanner, scan all machines, then import the latest PSWindowsUpdate Report. Please refer to this guide for more information.

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Adobe Reader DC - April 2, 2024

Date: 4/2/2024

Packages Affected: 

Adobe Reader DC (32-bit)

Adobe Reader DC Patch (32-bit)

Collections Updated: N/A

Description: The registry key: "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\FeatureLockDown\bAcroSuppressUpsell" was previously being set to 1 to avoid showing tools/features that require an upgrade. However, this key now seems to disable all tools, instead of just paid ones. This package will now set that registry key to 0 to make all tools visible.

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SQL Server Management Studio - March 25, 2024

Date: 3/25/2024

Packages Created: SQL Server Management Studio 20

Collections Created:

Applications / Development Tools / SQL Server Management Studio

Description:

With the latest release of SQL Server Management Studio 20, we've updated the collections to remove some very old versions and consolidated it into a single, standard collection with version 20.0.70.0 considered to be the latest. We've done this based on research that the SQL Server Management Studio client is backward compatible with older versions of SQL server. 

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Firefox and Firefox ESR Additional Languages Added - March 13, 2024

Date: 3/13/2024

Packages Created:

Firefox (Dutch)

Firefox (Spanish)

Firefox ESR (Dutch)

Firefox ESR (French)

Firefox ESR (German)

Firefox ESR (Spanish)

Collections Created: N/A, Will use the existing collections

Description:

Expanding our international offerings, we've added Firefox Dutch and Spanish as well as the Firefox ESR versions for Dutch, French, German, and Spanish. 

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Microsoft Teams (2.0) - March 13, 2024

Date: 3/13/2024

Packages Created: 

Microsoft Teams

Collections Created: N/A

Collections should not change and identify the older Microsoft Teams (Classic) as:

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams classic

Teams Machine-Wide Installer

Collections cannot currently identify the newer Microsoft Teams 2.0 because it is a Microsoft Store App. We recommend looking at Brock's blog for information on how to inventory these new versions: https://www.pdq.com/blog/how-to-deploy-the-new-microsoft-teams/

Description:

This is the latest Microsoft Teams messaging application, creating a workspace for real-time collaboration and communication, meetings, file and app sharing, etc.

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Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan) - March 13, 2024

Date: 3/13/2024

Packages Created: 

Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan)

Collections Updated: N/A

Description:

RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections. It is useful for managing multiple computers where you need regular remote access to each machine. Computers are organized into named groups. You can connect or disconnect to all systems in a group with a single command.

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DB Browser for SQLite - March 13, 2024

Date: 3/13/2024

Packages Created: 

DB Browser for SQLite (PDQ Deploy Only)

Collections Created:

Applications / Development Tools / DB Browser for SQLite

Description:

DB Browser is a high quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite. DB Browser can be used to view data and run SQL queries from copied/duplicated PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory databases*
*not for use with live PDQ databases

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Microsoft Teams (Classic) - March 6, 2024

Date: 3/6/2024

Packages Affected: 

Microsoft Teams

Collections Updated: N/A

Collections should not change and identify the older Microsoft Teams (Classic) as:

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams classic

Teams Machine-Wide Installer

Collections cannot currently identify the newer Microsoft Teams 2.0 because it is a Microsoft Store App. We recommend looking at Brock's blog for information on how to inventory these new versions: https://www.pdq.com/blog/how-to-deploy-the-new-microsoft-teams/

Description:

We're renaming the Microsoft Teams package to Microsoft Teams (Classic) as now identified by Microsoft in their documentation. This is to distinguish between the older Microsoft Teams 1.0 desktop client and the newer Microsoft Teams Microsoft Store App 2.0.

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TeamViewer - February 29, 2024

Date: 2/29/2024

Packages Affected: 

TeamViewer

Collections Updated: N/A

Description:

TeamViewer has been temporarily reverted back to its original configuration with a 32bit install for both 32bit and 64bit operating systems. The plan is still to move toward the combination 32-bit/64-bit package that will contain both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the application, but we've had reports that some customers cannot upgrade if there's an existing 32bit TeamViewer installed. We want to do more testing around upgrades and honoring existing settings/configurations. Please use the latest version of TeamViewer in the Package Library if you run into any installation issues. 

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TeamViewer - February 27, 2024

Date: 2/27/2024

Packages Affected: 

TeamViewer

Collections Updated: N/A

Description:

TeamViewer has been updated to now include the 64bit version and will be combined into one 32-bit/64-bit package that will contain both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the application. There are package conditions in place so that the 32-bit version will be applied to 32-bit operating systems and the 64-bit version will be applied to 64-bit operating systems.

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Mozilla Thunderbird - February 21, 2024

Date: 2/21/2024

Packages Affected: 

Mozilla Thunderbird

Collections Updated: N/A

Description:

Mozilla Thunderbird has been updated to now include the 64bit version and will be combined into one 32-bit/64-bit package that will contain both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the application. There are package conditions in place so that the 32-bit version will be applied to 32-bit operating systems and the 64-bit version will be applied to 64-bit operating systems.

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Mozilla Firefox ESR - February 20, 2024

Date: 2/20/2024

Packages Affected: 

Mozilla Firefox ESR

Mozilla Firefox ESR (64-bit)

Collections Updated: N/A

Description:

Mozilla Firefox ESR and Mozilla Firefox ESR (64-bit) are currently 2 separate packages and will be combined into one 32-bit/64-bit package that will contain both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the application. There are package conditions in place so that the 32-bit version will be applied to 32-bit operating systems and the 64-bit version will be applied to 64-bit operating systems.

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Notepad++ - February 19, 2024

Date: 2/19/2024

Packages Affected: 

Notepad++

Notepad++ (64-bit)

Collections Updated: N/A

Description: Notepad++ and Notepad++ (64-bit) are currently 2 separate packages and will be combined into one 32-bit/64-bit package that will contain both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the application. There are package conditions in place so that the 32-bit version will be applied to 32-bit operating systems and the 64-bit version will be applied to 64-bit operating systems.

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Power Automate Desktop - February 14, 2024

Date: 2/14/2024

Packages Created:

Power Automate Desktop

Uninstall Power Automate Desktop

Collections Created:

Applications / Development Tools / Power Automate

Description: A Windows-based desktop application from Microsoft that allows you to automate tasks on your local machine or on remote machines with many features and connectors.
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Power BI Desktop - February 14, 2024

Date: 2/14/2024

Packages Created:

Power BI Desktop

Uninstall Power BI Desktop

Collections Created:

Applications / Development Tools / Power BI

Description: Create interactive reports with data modeling tools. Connect to any data and easily gain actionable insights.

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mRemoteNG - February 14, 2024

Date: 2/14/2024

Packages Created:

mRemoteNG

Uninstall mRemoteNG

Collections Created:

Applications / Remote Control / mRemoteNG

Description: An open-source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager for Windows. This allows you to view all of your remote connections in a simple, yet powerful, tabbed interface.

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Reboot - February 14, 2024

Date: 2/14/2024

Packages Created:

Reboot (User Notify) - Notify logged-on users of a pending reboot (5 minutes), then reboot the endpoint

Reboot (Silent) - Silently reboot endpoints

Collections Created: N/A

Description: We understand that we do have reboot steps in our products, but we've found that many users (especially newer users) would benefit from pre-built reboot packages.

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Thunderbird - February 14, 2024

Date: 2/14/2024

Packages Created:

Uninstall Thunderbird

Collections Created: N/A

Description: Uninstall all versions of Thunderbird

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Mozilla Firefox - February 12, 2024

Date: 2/12/2024

Packages Affected: 

Mozilla FireFox

Mozilla FireFox (French)

Mozilla FireFox (German)

Collections Updated: N/A

Description: Our testing did not reveal that users were getting prompts to update when auto-updating was enabled. We've reverted this change and going forward, auto-updates will be disabled as they have been in the past.

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Microsoft .NET - February 12, 2024

Date: 2/12/2024

Packages Affected: N/A

Collections Removed:

Runtimes / Microsoft .NET

Runtimes / Microsoft .NET / Microsoft .NET (Latest)

Runtimes / Microsoft .NET / Microsoft .NET (Old)

Runtimes / Microsoft .NET / Microsoft .NET (Old - OS Not Eligible)

Runtimes / Microsoft .NET / Microsoft .NET (Old) (Servers)

Runtimes / Microsoft .NET / Microsoft .NET (Old) (Workstations)

Runtimes / Microsoft .NET / Microsoft .NET 4.6.2

Variables Removed:

RTVerMicrosoftDotNET

RTVerMicrosoftDotNETBW

Description: With the recent addition of .NET 4.8 and .NET 4.8.1 collections as well as .NET 6, .NET 7, and .NET 8 Desktop runtimes, these offer more accuracy with individual .NET versions. As a result, we are removing the older Microsoft .NET collection (see screenshot)

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Mozilla Firefox - February 6, 2024

Date: 2/6/2024

Packages Affected: 

Mozilla FireFox

Mozilla FireFox (64-bit)

Mozilla FireFox (French)

Mozilla FireFox (German)

Collections Updated: N/A

Description: Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Firefox (64-bit) will be combined into a combination 32-bit/64-bit package Mozilla Firefox going forward. Automatic Updates will also be enabled.

Mozilla Firefox (French) and Mozilla Firefox (German) will have Automatic Updates enabled.

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General Announcement - February 6, 2024

Date: 2/6/2024

General Announcement

According to the results of our latest customer feedback survey, The majority of our customers are interested in combination packages 32/64bit packages as opposed to separate 32bit and 64bit packages. Historically, we offered 32-bit packages for both 32-bit and 64-bit OS mostly for compatibility reasons. We've found as 64-bit packaging has matured, compatibility is not really an issue anymore.
Additionally, the majority of our customers are now wanting applications to automatically update. So when possible (and it's not prompting or disrupting the user), we are enabling automatic updates in applications and you'll see this change going forward when new versions of applications are released.

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.NET Framework 4.8 & 4.8.1 Cumulative Update - January 11, 2024

Date: 1/11/2024

Packages Affected: 

Windows 10 (21H2/22H2) - .NET Framework 4.8 Cumulative Update (32-bit)
Windows 10 (21H2/22H2) - .NET Framework 4.8 Cumulative Update (64-bit)
Windows 11 (21H2) - .NET Framework 4.8 Cumulative Update
Windows Server 2019 - .NET Framework 4.8 Cumulative Update
Windows Server 2022 - .NET Framework 4.8 Cumulative Update
Windows 10 (21H2/22H2) - .NET Framework 4.8.1 Cumulative Update (32-bit)
Windows 10 (21H2/22H2) - .NET Framework 4.8.1 Cumulative Update (64-bit)
Windows 11 (21H2) - .NET Framework 4.8.1 Cumulative Update
Windows Server 2022 - .NET Framework 4.8.1 Cumulative Update

Collections Updated: 

Applications / Runtimes / .NET Framework 4.8 Cumulative Update

Applications / Runtimes / .NET Framework 4.8.1 Cumulative Update

Description:  Some customers have reported that when using built-in windows update tool or 3rd-party auditing, there are potentially 2-3 KB Numbers that can be shown as installed or missing on a system with respect to the latest .NET cumulative update applied. The reason for this is Microsoft offers a "Parent" KB that references a "Child" KB update for .NET 4.8 AND another "Child" KB update for .NET 4.8.1. Previously our Inventory collections only evaluated the system for if the respective 4.8 OR 4.8.1 "Child" KB was installed. We've expanded the collections to now include looking for the existence of the latest "Parent" KB being installed, which can also indicate that the .NET cumulative update is the latest.

 

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.NET Framework 8 - January 10, 2024

Date: 1/10/2024

Packages: .NET Framework 8

Collections: Runtimes / Microsoft .NET 8 Desktop Runtime

Description: This is the latest .NET runtime required as a prerequisite for many popular applications. This is the latest addition to the suite of .NET applications PDQ maintains.

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eDrawings Viewer 2024 - January 10, 2024

Date: 1/10/2024

Packages: eDrawings Viewer 2024

Collections: Applications / Utilities / eDrawings Viewer / eDrawings Viewer 2024

Description: The latest installment of the popular viewer used to open many common CAD and 3D design formats.

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PDQ Deploy & Inventory - December 13, 2023

Date: 12/13/2023

Packages: 

PDQ Deploy

PDQ Inventory

Uninstall PDQ Deploy

Uninstall PDQ Inventory

Collections: 

Applications / Utilities / PDQ / PDQ Deploy

Applications / Utilities / PDQ / PDQ Inventory

*Existing PDQ Connect Agent Collections have also moved to:

Applications / Utilities / PDQ / PDQ Connect Agent

Description: Our gift this year to our customers! Our very own PDQ Deploy and PDQ Inventory software packages. Deploying these packages can help many customers with Central Server configurations keep their client consoles up-to-date.

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.NET Framework 4.8 & 4.8.1 Cumulative Update - November 15, 2023

Date: 11/15/2023

Packages: 

Windows 10 (21H2/22H2) - .NET Framework 4.8 Cumulative Update (32-bit)
Windows 10 (21H2/22H2) - .NET Framework 4.8 Cumulative Update (64-bit)
Windows 11 (21H2) - .NET Framework 4.8 Cumulative Update
Windows Server 2016 - .NET Framework 4.8 Cumulative Update
Windows Server 2019 - .NET Framework 4.8 Cumulative Update
Windows Server 2022 - .NET Framework 4.8 Cumulative Update
Windows 10 (21H2/22H2) - .NET Framework 4.8.1 Cumulative Update (32-bit)
Windows 10 (21H2/22H2) - .NET Framework 4.8.1 Cumulative Update (64-bit)
Windows 11 (21H2) - .NET Framework 4.8.1 Cumulative Update
Windows 11 (22H2) - .NET Framework 4.8.1 Cumulative Update
Windows Server 2022 - .NET Framework 4.8.1 Cumulative Update

Collections: 

Applications / Runtimes / .NET Framework 4.8 Cumulative Update

Applications / Runtimes / .NET Framework 4.8.1 Cumulative Update

Description:  The community has spoken! This month, we’re adding the Microsoft .NET Framework cumulative updates for .NET 4.8 and .NET 4.8.1 to the Package Library. We’ve had requests for .NET updates over the last 6 years. The biggest problem was trying to narrow down which packages we’re most needed. (A simple search for .NET Framework in the Microsoft catalog returns over 1000 individual packages!) Partnering with our customers, we’ve narrowed down the list to 11 packages that will provide the latest security updates for .NET 4.8 and 4.81 frameworks for currently supported Microsoft OS’s.

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Eclipse Temurin - November 15, 2023

Date: 11/15/2023

Packages: 

Eclipse Temurin JRE 21 64-bit
Eclipse Temurin JDK 21 64-bit
Uninstall Eclipse Temurin JRE 21
Uninstall Eclipse Temurin JDK 21

Collections: 

Applications / Development Tools / Eclipse Temurin JDK / Eclipse Temurin JDK 21

Applications / Runtimes / Eclipse Temurin JRE / Eclipse Temurin JRE 21

Description: A continuation of our Eclipse Temurin LTS suite of packages that are a viable alternative to Oracle java runtimes.

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Visual Studio Code - November 2, 2023

Date: 11/2/2023

Packages: Visual Studio Code

Collections: N/A

Description:  Visual Studio Code has dropped support for 32-bit operating systems. Beginning in the latest version 1.84.0, we've updated the package to only apply to 64-bit machines.

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Zoom - October 30, 2023

Date: 10/30/2023

Packages: Zoom

Collections: N/A

Description:  Zoom has dropped support for Server operating systems. In our testing, the application will install successfully, but will not launch. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-Zoom-system-requirements-Windows-macOS-Linux

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VMware Tools - October 5, 2023

Date: 10/5/2023

Packages: VMware Tools

Collections: Applications / Utilities / VMwareTools

Description:  VMware Tools is a set of services and modules that enable several features in VMware products for better management of guest operating systems and seamless user interaction with them. 

Download: https://packages.vmware.com/tools/releases/latest/windows

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Google Drive - September 5, 2023

Date: 9/5/2023

Packages: Google Drive

Collections: N/A

Description: System Requirements have changed for Google Drive. Google has dropped support for all 32bit OSs and Server 2012 R2 is no longer supported.

Reference: https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2375082

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SysInternalsSuite - August 17, 2023

Date: 8/17/2023

Packages: SysInternalsSuite

Description: The SysInternals Suite is a collection of useful troubleshooting utilities from Microsoft.

Download: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/

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Webview2 - August 17, 2023

Date: 8/17/2023

Collections: Runtimes / Webview2

Description: The Microsoft Edge WebView2 control allows you to embed web technologies (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) in your native apps. The WebView2 control uses Microsoft Edge as the rendering engine to display the web content in native apps.

Download: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-US/microsoft-edge/webview2/#download-section

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BitWarden - August 15, 2023

Date: 8/15/2023

Packages: BitWarden

Collections: Applications / Utilities / BitWarden

Description: Bitwarden is an integrated, open-source password management solution for individuals, teams, and business organizations.

Download: https://bitwarden.com/download/

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VirtualBox - August 10, 2023

Date: 8/10/2023

Packages: VirtualBox

Collections: Applications / Utilities / VirtualBox

Description:  VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop, and embedded use.

Download: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

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Tableau Reader - August 10, 2023

Date: 8/10/2023

Packages: Tableau Reader

Collections: Applications / Utilities / Tableau Reader

Description: Allows analysts and content creators to share and distribute content they've built in Tableau Desktop.

Download: https://www.tableau.com/products/reader/download

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Mozilla Firefox (German) /  Mozilla Firefox (French) - August 9, 2023

Date: 8/9/2023

Packages: Mozilla Firefox (German) /  Mozilla Firefox (French)

Collections: Uses existing Firefox collections

Description: Expanding our Firefox offering for our German and French customers.

Download: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

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PowerToys - August 8, 2023

Date: 8/8/2023

Packages: PowerToys

Collections: Applications / Utilities / PowerToys

Description:  Microsoft PowerToys has been added to the Package Library. Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity.

Learn more here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/powertoys/

Download: https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases

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OpenShot - August 7, 2023

Date: 8/7/2023

Packages: OpenShot

Collections: Applications / Imaging / OpenShot

Description:  OpenShot Video Editor has been added to the Package Library.

https://www.openshot.org/

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Mozilla Firefox - August 1, 2023

Date: 8/1/2023

Packages:

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox (64-bit)

Mozilla Firefox 115 (Deprecated)

Mozilla Firefox (64-bit) 115 (Deprecated)

Collections: Mozilla Firefox 115 (Deprecated)

Description:  Beginning with version 116.0, Mozilla has appeared to drop Server 2012 R2 support for Mozilla Firefox. Server 2012 R2 reaches End-Of-Life (EOL) on 10/10/2023. To help those customers who have not been able to upgrade to a newer OS, we've created 2 new packages and corresponding collections:

Mozilla Firefox 115 (Deprecated)

Mozilla Firefox (64-bit) 115 (Deprecated)

One additional note, Firefox ESR still supports Server 2012 R2 and may be a consideration for some organizations.

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Windows 10 - Cumulative Updates - July 14, 2023

Date: 6/14/2023

Packages:

Windows 10 (20H2) - Cumulative Update (32-bit)

Windows 10 (20H2) - Cumulative Update (64-bit)

Windows 10 (21H2/22H2) - Cumulative Update (32-bit)

Windows 10 (21H2/22H2) - Cumulative Update (64-bit)

Collections: N/A

Description:  Windows 10 (20H2) reached the end of service on May 9th, 2023. Consistent with previous operating systems, we've split the Windows packages into a new 32-bit and 64-bit EOL package for Windows 10 20H2 and updated the name of the latest Windows 10 Package to remove 20H2. The new packages have been updated and should now appear in the Package Library as shown below:

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.NET Runtime Changes - May 24, 2023

Date: 5/24/2023

Packages: .NET Runtime Changes

Collections: N/A

Description: Doing an audit/overhaul on our .NET Runtime packages. Please expect the following changes:

  1. The existing Microsoft .NET Framework package will be renamed to Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 to more easily identify the version.
  2. A new separate package Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8.1 will be created
  3. For better naming consistency, the existing Microsoft Windows Desktop Runtime 6 package will be renamed to Microsoft .NET Framework 6. (The desktop runtime includes the corresponding .NET runtime)
  4. A new package Microsoft .NET Framework 7 will be created. (The desktop runtime includes the corresponding .NET runtime)
  5. Inventory Collections for .NET versions will be updated to reflect the .NET 6 name as well as new collections will be added for the .NET 7 runtime.

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All New Packages moving forward - May 18, 2023

Date: 5/18/2023

Packages: All New Packages moving forward

Collections: N/A

Description:  We've made a change to the folder/file structure of the Package Library. The folder paths for packages have changed:

From: Repository\Publisher\Software
To: Repository\Software

We had vendor folders that had names like Andrea Vacondio (PDFSam), Antibody Software (WizTree), Giorgio Tani (PeaZip), etc. that didn't line up with the software package name and if you didn't know it by memory, it made it difficult to know which folder to navigate to access a specific software package. We have a Windows folder as an exception for Cumulative Updates, but our goal was to remove a layer of folder complexity with the hope of providing greater simplicity, consistency, and transparency for the Package Library Repository. Additionally, when downloading some files, they had random strings of numbers and characters in the filename, depending on the software. We've adopted the following file naming:

SoftwareName\Version\SoftwareName_Architecture_Version.Extension

For example, the Chrome Package would have the following folder paths and filenames:
$Repo\Chrome\113.0.5672.64\Chrome_32bit_113.0.5672.64.msi

$Repo\Chrome\113.0.5672.64\Chrome_32bit_113.0.5672.64.msi

The majority of our customers should be unaffected by this structure change as it happens automatically when downloading new files from the Package Library.

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PDQ Connect Agent Collections - February 16, 2023

Date: 2/16/2023

Packages: N/A

Collections: PDQConnect Agent

Description: With PDQ Connect now generally available, we've created collections as a convenience for existing PDQ Deploy and Inventory customers to be able to view if the Connect Agent has been installed on the systems they are wishing to manage with the new product.

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Browsers dropped support for Server 2012 R2- February 16, 2023

Date: 2/1/2023

Packages:

Microsoft Edge

Google Chrome

Opera

Collections:

Microsoft Edge

Google Chrome

Opera

Description:  Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Opera have all dropped support for Server 2012 R2 in their latest releases. Server 2012 R2 will become End-of-life (EOL) on October 10, 2023. The latest Edge, Chrome, and Opera packages have been modified to no longer apply to Server 2012 R2 operating systems.

In order to continue to support Server 2012, we have created 3 new packages:

Microsoft Edge for Business 109 (Deprecated) 

Google Chrome Enterprise 109 (Deprecated)

Opera 95 (Deprecated)

These packages are the latest versions that still apply correctly to Server 2012 R2.

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Win 10 (21H1) Cumulative Update - December 13, 2022

Date: 12/13/2023

Packages: 

Win 10 (21H1) - Cumulative Update (32-bit)
Win 10 (21H1) - Cumulative Update (64-bit)

Collections: N/A

Description: These are End-Of-Life (EOL)  packages for Windows 10 21H1 that are the last official updates from Microsoft 12/13/2022

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General Package Announcement - May 20, 2022

Date: 5/20/2022

Packages: Multiple (see notes)

Collections: N/A

Description: The following packages have been removed from the Package Library. They have been identified as no longer needed (based on download data) or no longer relevant (newer versions or better alternatives exist):

Adobe Reader DC 2015 (Classic)
Adobe Reader DC 2015 Patch (Classic)
Adobe Reader X
Adobe Reader X Patch
Adobe Reader XI
Adobe Reader XI MUI Patch
Adobe Reader XI Patch
Adobe Shockwave Player
Audacity with LAME
Autodesk Design Review 2013
Autodesk Design Review 2018
Autodesk DWG TrueView 2017
Autodesk DWG TrueView 2018
Autodesk DWG TrueView 2019
Autodesk DWG TrueView 2020
Autodesk DWG TrueView 2021
Bandizip
BgInfo
Bluebeam Vu
CCCP
CDBurnerXP
Citrix Receiver
Classic Shell
Convenience Rollup for Windows 7 / 2008 R2 (No Reboot)
Core FTP LE
CutePDF
Disable IE 10 Auto Update
Disable Windows Telemetry and Tracking
Disable Windows Update of IE 10
Disable Windows Update of IE 11
eDrawings Viewer 2013
eDrawings Viewer 2014
eDrawings Viewer 2015
eDrawings Viewer 2016
eDrawings Viewer 2017
eDrawings Viewer 2018
eDrawings Viewer 2019
eDrawings Viewer 2020
EMET (Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit)
Enable WinRM (Domain Workstations)
FastStone Image Viewer
Force Protected View for Adobe Reader 11
iCloud
Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 10 (with Auto Update disabled)
Internet Explorer 11
LibreCAD
Logitech SetPoint
Logitech Unifying Software
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 FULL Profile
Microsoft Access 2007 Runtime
Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime
Microsoft Access 2013 Runtime
Microsoft Access 2016 Runtime
Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Runtime SP1
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Runtime
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Runtime
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Runtime
Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Runtime
Mozilla Firefox - Set Google as Search Engine
MS Office 2007 SP 3
MS Office 2010 SP 1 (32-bit)
MS Office 2010 SP 1 (64-bit)
MS Office 2010 SP 2 (32-bit)
MS Office 2010 SP 2 (64-bit)
MS Office 2013 SP 1 (32-bit)
MS Office 2013 SP 1 (64-bit)
PowerShell (WMF)
PowerShell (WMF) (with Reboot)
Remove Adobe Acrobat Extension in Google Chrome
Skype (End of Life)
SQL Server Management Studio 17
SQL Server Management Studio Upgrade
STP Viewer
SumatraPDF
TeamViewer 10
TeamViewer 11
TeamViewer 12
TeamViewer 13
TeamViewer 14
Visio Viewer 2010
Visio Viewer 2010 (with Service Pack 1)
Visio Viewer 2013
Visio Viewer 2013 w/ SP1
Visio Viewer 2016
WannaCrypt Out of Band Patches (Old OS)
Windows 7 / 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
Windows Essentials 2012
Windows Vista / 2008 Service Pack 2

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Notepad++ - May 18, 2022

Date: 5/18/2022

Packages: Notepad++ | Notepad++ (64-bit)

Collections: N/A

Description: Removed versions 8.3 and 8.3.2 due to critical regressions found in builds.

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/v8.3/

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/v8.3.2/

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Microsoft Teams Per User - May 12, 2022

Date: 5/12/2022

Packages: N/A

Collections:Microsoft Teams - Per User (Latest) |Microsoft Teams - Per User (Old)?

Description: Removed the (Latest) and (Old) child collections from the Microsoft Teams - Per User Collection in the Collection Library because we only offer the Teams Machine-Wide Installer in the Package Library. The Microsoft Teams - Per User Collection parent collection will remain for admins to identify computers with Per User installations.

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