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.