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AppLocker Technical Overview

Updated: June 21, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This technical overview for the IT professional provides a description of AppLocker™ and can help you decide if you can benefit from deploying AppLocker policies. AppLocker is an application control feature 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.

  • What Is AppLocker?

    This topic describes what AppLocker is and how its features differ from Software Restriction Policies.

  • Requirements to Use AppLocker

    This topic lists the software requirements to use AppLocker in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

  • When to Use AppLocker

    This topic describes the scenarios and applications for which AppLocker is useful.

  • AppLocker Policy Use Scenarios

    This topic explains application control scenarios in which AppLocker policies can be effectively implemented.

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