How to Troubleshoot AppLocker

AppLocker is a great new feature that was introduced in Windows 7 that allowed IT Admins to prevent the running of certain application in their corporate environment (e.g. Chrome). However there are a number of steps and pre-requisites for this feature to work that seem to catch people up quite often. So below is a …

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How manage Published (a.k.a Metro) Apps in Windows 8 using Group Policy

Windows 8 is coming REALLY SOON and of course one of the big new things to computer with that is the new Metro Packaged Apps that run in the start screen. However these apps are very different and do not install like traditional apps to a path or have a true “executable” file to launch …

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How Microsoft uses AppLocker to block Bit Torrent

Microsoft has just released a report (see AppLocker Deployment at Microsoft)  describing the process they used to implementation of AppLocker via Group Policy. This was done to so that Microsoft would maintaining compliance with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by preventing all their computers from running P2P software. The report shows that after …

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TechEd 2010 AU – Desktop Security with Windows 7 Applocker, Bitlocker, Forefront End Point Protection

Here is another one of my TechEd 2010 Australia sessions… Description: Managing Desktop Security is more than just installing scanning software, it’s about managing the applications, the data and ensuring the environment is monitored. In this session we look at AppLocker for to help you decide which ones to allow and which ones to squelch. …

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