Author: Darren Mar-Elia

Darren Mar-Elia is the CTO and Founder of SDM Software, a Group Policy solutions company. Darren has 30 years of IT and Software experience in the Microsoft technology area, including serving as a Director of Infrastructure at Charles Schwab, IT Architect at Autodesk, CTO of Windows Management Solutions at Quest Software, and Senior Director of Product Engineering at DesktopStandard. He has been a Microsoft MVP in Group Policy technology for the last 10 years, and has written and spoken on Active Directory, Group Policy and PowerShell topics around the world.

He maintains the popular Group Policy resource site GPOGuy.com, and has been a Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine since 1997. He has written or contributed to 13 books on Windows and enterprise networking topics. Darren also speaks frequently at industry conferences on Windows infrastructure topics.