Special Operations Software Announces Availability of Unique Group Policy Powered Asset Management Tool

Specops Inventory Gives Users Control Over All IT Assets Including Software License Compliance Through Active Directory and Group Policy

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 05, 2006 -- Special Operations Software, the leading provider of Systems Management Group Policy Extensions software, today announced the availability of a new Group Policy Extension called Specops Inventory ™.

"The systems management potential of Group Policy is huge and up until now it has been impossible to perform inventory of all IT assets solely by utilizing the existing Active Directory infrastructure already in place," said Robert Lundh, CEO of Special Operations Software. "Specops Inventory is a Group Policy CSE that gathers information from desktops and servers, both from the computer's and the logged on user's perspective, giving a new dimension to modern IT Asset Management."

Companies using Specops Inventory will increase their overall compliance regarding software licenses, IT assets and set company IT standards. And the results are almost immediate as Specops Inventory installs in less than one hour and will start updating as soon as Group Policy refreshes, something that usually takes a maximum of 90 minutes after install.

A great challenge for companies today is to know, in real time, if they are Software License Compliant (SLC) and Service Level Agreement (SLA) compliant. As an example, License Manager Professionals responsible for all Microsoft or Adobe licenses in an organization will know exactly when it is time to either buy more licenses or to renegotiate existing maintenance agreements, by using the subscription functionality of Specops Inventory. Alternatively it is also helps users know when they have too many licenses, helping to avoid expensive renewals.

Specops Inventory is now available as a free fully functional trial version download on the Company's website:

About Special Operations Software

Special Operations Software ( 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 1100+ customer base is spread across more than 31 countries. The EMEA 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 ( 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 ™, Specops Gpupdate ™ and Specops Inventory ™.