updated 01:00 am EST, Thu December 20, 2007
DAVE, ADmitMac for Leopard
Thursby Software Systems recently announced upgrades to its Mac networking products, DAVE 7.0 and ADmitMac 4.0, bringing compatibility with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. The Arlington, Texas-based company says that the products offer significant networking stability over and above what Apple's operating system provides. Both updates are freely available from Thursby's website for users who purchased prior versions after July 31st, 2007, while new users can purchase DAVE for $120, and ADmitMac for $150, both of which have several licensing options.
DAVE is used on a Mac in order to provide industry standard TCP/IP protocols that allow the Mac to function reliably in a PC network environment, and function with all peripherals connected to the network without requiring additional hardware or software.
ADmitMac is designed to allow Macs to utilize all directory services provided by Micrsoft's Active Directory and NT networks, as well as Apple's Workgroup Manager. This gives administrators the ability to manage their domain users, regardless of what platform they use. ADmitMac also includes a plugin for Apple's Workgroup Manager, which allows administrators to implement Mac OS X desktop management settings for Active Directory users, while AD Commander can be used to manage Active Directory users and groups.