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Darren has more than 30 years of IT and software experience in configuration & systems management technology areas–innovating ideas such as role-based delegation in Active Directory, an automation SDK for Group Policy technology and early PowerShell support for Group Policy management. He has held a variety of roles in both enterprise IT and software organizations, including CTO of Windows Management Solutions at Quest Software, a Director of Distributed Infrastructure at Charles Schwab and Senior Director of Product Engineering at DesktopStandard (acquired by Microsoft).
He has been a Microsoft MVP in Group Policy technology for the last 12 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 was a Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine from 1997-2014. He has written and contributed to 12 books on Windows and enterprise infrastructure topics. Darren is also an avid road cyclist for the last 30 years and an aspiring winemaker, with two vintages under his belt.