best software to deploy software automatically in a domain

I've been testing PDQ deploy and I was wondering if anyone else knows of any better software out there for deploying software
 to windows 7 and 10 workstations?  My AD server is running win 2012 and 2012R2.

Looking for something somewhat inexpensive and easy to use, that doesn't take tons of time to configure.
DanNetwork EngineerAsked:
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Benjamin VoglarIT ProCommented:
The best SW deploying app is SCCM 2012 R2 but is little bit complicated. The easiest way to deploy SW is Ninite PRO.
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I just don't have time to learn complicated software, but with ninite pro I don't think I can install win 7 sp1, office 2016, etc...  I think ninite pro only does most free software, is that not true?
What do I do if ninite pro can't install a certain application?

How hard is it to learn sccm 2012r2?

We're a small environment, about 75 computers or so, so sccm might be overkill for us anyways, right?
Benjamin VoglarIT ProCommented:
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
> I've been testing PDQ deploy and I was wondering if anyone else knows of any better software out there...
Are you experiencing difficulty using PDQ?
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Well, I haven't spent a lot of time, just some time here and there, and it doesn't doesn't seem very intuitive.  I am using the free version, but I would like to be able to deploy everything (free programs and Microsoft specific programs as well, like SP1, Office, Mappoint, CRM, etc....)
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
PDQ Deploy is a lot easier to configure than SSCM .. SSCM is geared more towards 500+ systems. You could also roll your own using scripting.
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
So since no one else had any recommendations, between PDQdeploy, and Ninite Pro, which is better or more powerful?  Does either of them have the ability to deploy IE, windows Service Packs, MS office, etc....?

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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
so your vote is for PDQ deploy I take it.  I doubt that ninite pro can do that, I sent them an email, so I'll find out.
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
nope, ninite pro can't, I emailed them and they confirmed they can't.
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone.  Good info.
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