Import an AppLocker Policy from Another Computer

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

This topic describes how to import an AppLocker policy.

Before completing this procedure, you should have exported an AppLocker policy. For more information, see Export an AppLocker Policy to an XML File.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.


Importing a policy will overwrite the existing policy on that computer.

To import an AppLocker policy

  1. On the computer where you want to edit or apply the policy, click Start, type secpol.msc in the Search programs and files box, and then press ENTER to open the Local Security Policy snap-in.

  2. In the console tree, expand Application Control Policies, right-click AppLocker, and then click Import Policy.

  3. In the Import Policy dialog box, locate the file that you exported, and then click Open.

  4. The Import Policy dialog box will warn you that importing a policy will overwrite the existing rules and enforcement settings. If acceptable, click OK to import and overwrite the policy.

  5. The AppLocker dialog box will notify you of how many rules were overwritten and imported. Click OK.