In Brief: NetPro Announces Active Directory Troubleshooting Tool

NetPro Computing, Inc. has announced DirectoryTroubleshooter, a suite
of Active Directory troubleshooting tests and utilities the company
says were previously limited to the Microsoft command-line.

DirectoryTroubleshooter provides a single client interface for
running multiple tests against selected domain controllers, sites,
domains, or naming contexts to diagnose directory problems. The
software also provides a help file and some reporting functionality
for current and historical reference.

The provided test include domain controller health to DNS,
replication, and File Replication Services (FRS),
DirectoryTroubleshooter features more than 60 different tests and
utilities for troubleshooting.

Product availability is set for early May, in two available price
options:

A ‘Workstation’ license at a price of $500 which includes one copy
of the software for use on a single workstation. The price includes
knowledge base updates and bug fixes, but no major upgrades. Customers
will receive free technical support for 30 days following
purchase. After 30 days, technical support will be offered at an extra
charge of $50 per call. Customers who purchase the
DirectoryTroubleshooter Workstation License will be required to buy
major upgrades of the software at a discounted upgrade price as it is
released. After August 10th, 2002, the DirectoryTroubleshooter
Workstation License will be available at a list price of $749.

A “Workstation Pro” license at a price of $2000: a per-user,
perpetual license that includes all major upgrades, bug fixes,
knowledge base updates, and technical support for three years. After
the initial three-year period expires, an annual maintenance fee of
20% will apply. For customers interested in purchasing more than five
Workstation Pro licenses, a discount pricing structure will apply. After August
10th, 2002, the DirectoryTroubleshooter Workstation Pro License will
be available at a list price of $2,500.

More information may be found at the NetPro
web site
.

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