ScriptLogic Enhances Desktop Authority and ScriptLogic Enterprise

Version 5.5 offers new functionality and agent technology to boost productivity of network administrators

Boca Raton, FL -- April 21, 2004 – ScriptLogic Corporation (, a leader in network administration software for Microsoft Windows-based networks, today announced availability of a new version of the company’s Desktop Authority and ScriptLogic Enterprise desktop administration software: Version 5.5.

The new version incorporates a host of features and functionality that make these products the easiest to use and most powerful point-and-click desktop administration software tools available on the market. A new desktop agent technology has been added to enable additional control and specific administrative actions while users are logged on. The first use of the agent technology introduces an inactivity function allowing desktop administrators to logoff, shutdown, restart or lock a user’s desktop after a specified period of inactivity.

"Version 5.5 was built with guidance from the best authority there is -- our customers," said Brian Styles, CTO and founder of ScriptLogic Corporation. "Listening to our customers initiated our pioneering work in desktop administration with the introduction of our first graphical logon scripting solution five years ago. Monitoring inactivity has been a popular request and we've again taken a leadership position by being the first to introduce a comprehensive agent technology platform that will be built upon over time."

Other version 5.5 enhancements include:

  • Exclusive Validation Logic technology expanded to include Active Directory computer groups, custom functions and custom variables.

  • Conditional creation of Outlook Mail profiles.

  • Environment variable settings for the system and users.

  • Email alerts to multiple addresses.

  • New back-end architecture increases performance and scalability of profile authentication in environments with many domain controllers.

In addition, Desktop Authority specific enhancements include:

  • A new console for visibility and management of all remote machines.

  • Remote management permissions for individual functions.

Desktop Authority and ScriptLogic centralize the administration of today's ever-changing Windows-based networks by combining the functionality of logon scripting, group policies, and user profile management into an intuitive, point-and-click management console. Both products allow network administrators to precisely deliver the configuration each user requires as they log-on to any computer. Desktop Authority expands upon the functionality of ScriptLogic by adding browser-based interactive desktop management and real-time remote control of any desktop. With Desktop Authority, IT personnel can control computers remotely and manage files, shares, processes, services, registry settings and permissions via secure remote access from any Web browser, without the need to install additional client-side software.

The new versions of both solutions are available for download from, and through ScriptLogic's global network of resellers and distributors. Software license pricing includes the first year of Software Advantage (technical support and product upgrades). Existing Desktop Authority, ScriptLogic Enterprise or Small Business Edition customers with active Software Advantage agreements will be able to download the version upgrade at no additional cost. Migration pricing is available for ScriptLogic Enterprise customers who wish to purchase Desktop Authority.

About ScriptLogic

ScriptLogic Corporation is a leader in network administration software for Microsoft Windows-based networks. ScriptLogic's award winning suite of products helps empower network administrators to proactively save time and resources. With 10,000 customer installations that include over 2 million desktop installations on the client-side and 60,000 servers on the server-side, ScriptLogic benefits any size network in any industry. ScriptLogic is a privately held company headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Reach ScriptLogic at (561)886-2400 or on the web at