List of enlightened Microsoft apps for use with Windows Information Protection (WIP)

Applies to:

  • Windows 10, version 1607 and later
  • Windows 10 Mobile, version 1607 and later

Learn the difference between enlightened and unenlightened apps, and then review the list of enlightened apps provided by Microsoft along with the text you will need to use to add them to your allowed apps list.

Enlightened versus unenlightened apps

Apps can be enlightened or unenlightened:

  • Enlightened apps can differentiate between corporate and personal data, correctly determining which to protect, based on your policies.

  • Unenlightened apps consider all data corporate and encrypt everything. Typically, you can tell an unenlightened app because:

    • Windows Desktop shows it as always running in enterprise mode.

    • Windows Save As experiences only allow you to save your files as enterprise.

  • WIP-work only apps are unenlightened line-of-business apps that have been tested and deemed safe for use in an enterprise with WIP and Mobile App Management (MAM) solutions without device enrollment. Unenlightened apps that are targeted by WIP without enrollment run under personal mode.

List of enlightened Microsoft apps

Microsoft has made a concerted effort to enlighten several of our more popular apps, including the following:

  • Microsoft Edge

  • Internet Explorer 11

  • Microsoft People

  • Mobile Office apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook Mail and Calendar

  • Office 365 ProPlus apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook

  • OneDrive app

  • OneDrive sync client (OneDrive.exe, the next generation sync client)

  • Microsoft Photos

  • Groove Music

  • Notepad

  • Microsoft Paint

  • Microsoft Movies & TV

  • Microsoft Messaging

  • Microsoft Remote Desktop

List of WIP-work only apps from Microsoft

Microsoft still has apps that are unenlightened, but which have been tested and deemed safe for use in an enterprise with WIP and MAM solutions.

  • Skype for Business

Adding enlightened Microsoft apps to the allowed apps list

You can add any or all of the enlightened Microsoft apps to your allowed apps list. Included here is the Publisher name, Product or File name, and App Type info for both Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager.

Product name App info
Microsoft Edge Publisher: CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Product Name: Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge
App Type: Universal app
Microsoft People Publisher: CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Product Name: Microsoft.People
App Type: Universal app
Word Mobile Publisher: CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Product Name: Microsoft.Office.Word
App Type: Universal app
Excel Mobile Publisher: CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Product Name: Microsoft.Office.Excel
App Type: Universal app
PowerPoint Mobile Publisher: CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Product Name: Microsoft.Office.PowerPoint
App Type: Universal app
OneNote Publisher: CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Product Name: Microsoft.Office.OneNote
App Type: Universal app
Outlook Mail and Calendar Publisher: CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Product Name: microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps
App Type: Universal app
Office 365 ProPlus and Office 2019 Professional Plus Office 365 ProPlus and Office 2019 Professional Plus apps are set up as a suite. You must use the O365 ProPlus - Allow and Exempt AppLocker policy files (.zip files) to turn the suite on for WIP.
We don't recommend setting up Office by using individual paths or publisher rules.
Microsoft Photos Publisher: CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Product Name: Microsoft.Windows.Photos
App Type: Universal app
Groove Music Publisher: CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Product Name: Microsoft.ZuneMusic
App Type: Universal app
Microsoft Movies & TV Publisher: CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Product Name: Microsoft.ZuneVideo
App Type: Universal app
Microsoft Messaging Publisher: CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Product Name: Microsoft.Messaging
App Type: Universal app
IE11 Publisher: O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Binary Name: iexplore.exe
App Type: Desktop app
OneDrive Sync Client Publisher: O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Binary Name: onedrive.exe
App Type: Desktop app
OneDrive app Publisher: CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Product Name: Microsoft.Microsoftskydrive
Product Version:Product version: 17.21.0.0 (and later)
App Type: Universal app
Notepad Publisher: O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Binary Name: notepad.exe
App Type: Desktop app
Microsoft Paint Publisher: O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Binary Name: mspaint.exe
App Type: Desktop app
Microsoft Remote Desktop Publisher: O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Binary Name: mstsc.exe
App Type: Desktop app
Microsoft MAPI Repair Tool Publisher: O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
Binary Name: fixmapi.exe
App Type: Desktop app

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