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Apply software restriction policies to DLLs

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To apply software restriction policies to DLLs

  1. Open Software Restriction Policies.

  2. In the details pane, double-click Enforcement.

  3. Under Apply software restriction policies to the following, click All software files.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open Software Restriction Policies, see "Open Software Restriction Policies" in Related Topics.

  • By default, software restriction policies do not check dynamic-link libraries (DLLs). Checking DLLs can decrease system performance, because software restriction policies must be evaluated every time a DLL is loaded. However, you may decide to check DLLs if you are concerned about receiving a virus that targets DLLs. If the default security level is set to Disallowed, and you enable DLL checking, you must create software restriction policies rules that allow each DLL to run. For more information about rules, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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