NetPro Computing is expected to announce this week at Novell's BrainShare user conference that it has enhanced its NDS eDirectory management package. DS Expert 3.2 includes Web-based alert logs and an alert "mute" function. The Web-based alert log lets administrators verify the status of their directories' health from any location. The alert muting feature lets administrators ignore an alert for a specific amount of time and prioritize alerts, enabling them to respond to out-of-order conditions. DS Expert constantly monitors the directory and alerts net managers of problems to ensure NDS eDirectory issues don't escalate into networkwide issues. It checks time and replication synchronization, flagging possible trouble. DS Expert 3.2 costs US$12 per managed NDS user object.