June 01, 2005 08:00 ET

NetPro & DesktopStandard to Host Group Policy Management Seminars

Sessions Across North America to Focus on Exploiting the Power of Group Policy for Enhanced Security, Compliance and Desktop Management

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2005 -- NetPro Computing Inc., a leading provider of distributed services management software, and DesktopStandard, the leading developer of standards-based enterprise desktop management products, today announced a series of North American seminars focused on exploring Group Policy's vital role in driving organizations to new levels of operational efficiency.

The seminars will teach participants to leverage their enterprise investments in Windows Server 2000 and 2003 and Active Directory by exploiting the power of Group Policy for enhanced security and compliance, as well as desktop management. The seminars are slated for cities across North America, with the next events scheduled for June 21 in Reston, Va., June 22 in Waltham, Mass., and June 23 in New York City. For more information on the seminars, please visit:

"We're excited to partner with DesktopStandard for this new seminar series," said Kevin Hickey, NetPro President and CEO. "Because Group Policy technology is so complex, Microsoft users need additional insights on the best ways to leverage Active Directory and Group Policy in their environments. The core objective of this tour is education, and our mutual expertise in this category makes us ideally suited to deliver it."

"DesktopStandard and NetPro joining to present on Group Policy is a very powerful force," said John Moyer, DesktopStandard President and CEO. "Our two organizations provide best of breed solutions for any Active Directory enterprise. We are very excited to be able to work with NetPro and bring such a wealth of knowledge to the Active Directory community at large."

For more information on additional cities and dates and to register for the June tour, please visit:

About DesktopStandard

DesktopStandard is the leading developer of standards-based enterprise desktop management products. The company has over 3,000 customers, over 3 million desktops under management, a worldwide network of integrators and resellers, and is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

PolicyMaker Standard Edition, the first product based on Group Policy Extension, was released in late 2003, followed by the release of PolicyMaker Software Update in 2004, and PolicyMaker Application Security in 2005. PolicyMaker was awarded the 2004 Active Directory Product of the Year Gold Award by the editors of TechTarget's Windows Media Group. For more information about DesktopStandard, visit or call 603-433-5885.

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. Our industry partners include Microsoft Corp., Novell, Inc., and Hewlett-Packard, 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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