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Free Download Provides Ability to Update Group Policies Directly in the Active Directory Users and Computers User Interface

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/21/2006 -- Special Operations Software, a global provider of Active Directory integrated and Group Policy extension server and desktop management software, today announced the availability of a new Active Directory "Users and Computers" extension called Specops GPUpdate.

"A problem for system administrators in today's Active Directory and Group-Policy-powered Windows environments is that they have to wait hours before changes to Group Policy settings have been applied to all online PCs in their network," said Robert Lundh, CEO of Special Operations Software. "This lag time can be problematic if changes have been done to critical Group Policies such as security settings that must be applied instantly."

"Active Directory and Group Policy administrators are already using Active Directory Users and Computers every day. This added functionality is a great enhancement to what is currently available in the Microsoft toolset," said Jeremy Moskowitz, MCSE, MVP, GPanswers.com, and Independent Trainer for Group Policy. "This free tool is extremely powerful by providing Active Directory administrators with the ability to specifically target Group Policy updates as they see fit."

Specops GPUpdate also provides system administrators with the power to restart and wake up computers that are turned off right from the Active Directory User and Computers interface.

Specops GPUpdate is available now as a free download on the Company's website: http://www.specopssoft.com.

About Special Operations Software

Special Operations Software (www.specopssoft.com), is a software vendor offering management products enhancing Active Directory and Group Policy-based technology. Special Operations Software was founded in 2001 and is a privately held company. The company's 1000+ customer base is spread across more than 28 countries, with the majority of customers located in North America and Scandinavia. The world HQ is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and a North American HQ is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Special Operations Software is a founding member of the Group Policy Task Force (www.gptf.org). Special Operations Software is a Microsoft Gold Partner in Security Solutions and as an ISV. The products available from Special Operations Software are Specops Deploy™, Special Operations Suite™, Active Directory Janitor™, Specops Password Policy ™ and soon Specops Inventory ™.

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