Import an AppLocker Policy from Another Computer


Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8

This topic describes how to import an AppLocker policy in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.

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, on the Start screen, type secpol.msc 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.