Thursby Software Systems plans to release ADmitMac v3 in mid-August, if beta-testing goes well. The software more easily enables networked Macs to use Microsoft Active Directory services. The update is free for ADmitMac users who bought it on or after April 1, 2005. ADmitMac costs US$119.
Thursby claims that the new release of ADmitMac was delayed by “critical bugs” in Apple’s own “Tiger” operating system, corrected in the recent Mac OS X v10.4.2 release.
Tiger has some features to enable Macs to integrate into Microsoft networking environments. Features specific t ADmitMac include full support of Microsoft NTFS file system; secure protocol support including NTLMv2 and SMB signing, support for Microsoft’s Distributed File System, Mac and PC utilities for managing desktop settings, deployment tools for support of large sites and support for Adobe InDesign CS.