AppLocker Technical Reference
Updated: June 21, 2012
Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
This overview topic explains the AppLocker application control feature and provides links to the topics in the technical reference.
AppLocker is a new feature introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 that advances the features and functionality of Software Restriction Policies. AppLocker contains new capabilities and extensions that allow you to create rules to allow or deny applications from running based on unique identities of files and to specify which users or groups can run those applications. These capabilities have been enhanced in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.
The AppLocker Technical Reference contains the following subjects:
This topic links to resources for AppLocker in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. For Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, see the AppLocker Technical Overview in the Windows Server 2012 TechNet Library.
This topic describes what AppLocker is and how its features differ from Software Restriction Policies.
This topic lists software requirements that allow you to use AppLocker..
This topic describes the scenarios and applications in which AppLocker is useful.
This topic lists the various application control scenarios in which AppLocker policies can be effectively implemented.
This collection of topics applies to Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8 and Windows 7.
This topic explains how the application identity service and the AppLocker engine work to set and enforce policies.
This topic describes the components that AppLocker uses for creating and applying application control policies.
This topic explains how AppLocker processes policies for both auditing and enforcing each rule collection type.
This topic lists the functions and security levels for the Software Restriction Policies and AppLocker policies beginning with Windows Server 2003.
This topic describes the threats and vulnerabilities to AppLocker and how you can mitigate them.
This topic lists and describes the tools available to evaluate, review, create, modify, and test AppLocker policies.
This topic lists the relevant Windows operating system settings for AppLocker.
This topic introduces and provides links to the Windows PowerShell cmdlets that can be used to help manage AppLocker policies in Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8 and Windows 7.