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Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista and XP by Russell Smith

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AppLocker

Designed as a replacement for Software Restriction Policy and introduced in Windows 7, AppLocker is designed to overcome the shortcomings of SRP. Small and medium enterprises rarely deploy SRP, especially in Windows XP. This is due to problems with launching applications from shortcuts, and because path rules are too easy to circumvent in many cases, SRP certificate rules offer limited configuration options and hash rules are problematic when applications are upgraded. AppLocker is more flexible and easier to configure, with the ability to automatically generate rules and apply strong certificate rules based on a variety of different criteria.

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AppLocker's complete functionality is only available in Enterprise and Ultimate SKUs of ...

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