Quest wins more Army work

Army information technology officials at the service's Medical Command will use products from Quest Software Inc. to update the command's computer operating systems to Microsoft Corp.'s Active Directory and Exchange 2003, company officials said.

IT officials at the Army Medical Information Technology Center purchased a license for 65,000 seats. "We've been using Quest Software's products for a number of months now and have migrated close to 40,000 users," said Barzie Drewry, the functional chief information officer for Army Medical Command, in an Aug. 26 company statement.

"These user accounts are also managed by the Quest products for Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange," Drewry said. "We are pleased with the products and even more so with Quest's responsiveness to our unique needs and their subject matter expertise in the areas of migration and operations management."

Army officials issued a directive in February to phase out all Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 operating systems by Dec. 31 because the company will stop supporting NT at the end of this year. The directive also retires the Windows X and Millennium Edition systems.

Earlier this year, the Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command signed a contract to purchase 375,000 licenses of three Quest applications to update all Army domestic computer operating systems. Army's European Command officials also hired Quest to consolidate their 240 Windows NT domains into a single Active Directory with three domains.

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