June 06, 2005 08:00 ET

NetPro Announces New Active Directory Administration Suite

Tool Set Conducts Online Restores for Active Directory Objects, Enhances Functionality of Native Tools for Extended Group Policy Management

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 6, 2005 -- MICROSOFT TECHED -- NetPro Computing, Inc., a leading provider of distributed services management software, today announced the first two components of a new product suite for the Active Directory market. The NetPro Active Directory Administration Suite combines the power of two new NetPro tools, RestoreADmin and GPOADmin, to offer a cost-effective software solution that enhances the functionality of native Active Directory tools with online object-level restores and extended GPO management through Microsoft's familiar Users and Computers interface.

"Traditionally, administrators have had to rely on time-consuming manual processes or expensive software suites to handle the few tasks that really require extra help -- like online restores and Group Policy-related administration," said Brad Hibbert, NetPro's Vice President of Product Management. "The NetPro Active Directory Administration Suite hits the nail on the head, enabling administrators to conduct critical administration tasks efficiently with a pointed, powerful, and inexpensive set of tools that simplify and streamline the effort without the added expense."

NetPro's new RestoreADmin, set for release in late June, allows administrators to perform easy online restorations of deleted objects, associated attributes, security descriptors, passwords and group memberships, saving valuable time and reducing the risk of outages by eliminating time-consuming scripts and manual processes. It also enables administrators to create and schedule centralized backups, driving user productivity and reducing user downtime.

The second component of the suite, GPOADmin, works in conjunction with Microsoft's GPMC to simplify the use and administration of Group Policy, providing an alternative to high-priced GPO tools. Slated for release in July 2005, GPOADmin empowers Active Directory administrators with tools such as automated GPO version control, auditing and comparisons, GPO lock/unlock for secure editing, advanced GPO searching and reporting capabilities, and the ability to easily restore GPO links from backup.

The NetPro Active Directory Administration Suite:

--  Integrates seamlessly with familiar management interfaces
--  Enhances functionality of native tools with critical functionality
--  Provides complete GPO management in a single solution, including GPO
    versioning, auditing, and reporting
--  Conducts online, object-level restores for Active Directory objects
    including Users, Groups, Contacts, Computers, and Organizations Units
About NetPro

NetPro sets the Gold Standard for distributed infrastructure management. We incorporate decades of experience into every enterprise solution, ensuring that our customers can manage the health, security and control of their Active Directory, DNS, MIIS, and eDirectory environments with total, unparalleled confidence. Our solutions enable organizations to increase access availability, stability and performance, prevent costly disruptions, improve security and policy compliance, and enhance management productivity and efficiencies. We exceed expectations in the quality and depth of our solutions and deliver exceptional customer support and ROI every time. NetPro is a Gold Certified Microsoft partner, and our customer list features such respected organizations as Bank One, the U.S. Army and General Motors. For more information about NetPro, please visit our website at or call 602.346.3600.

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