Updated: August 8, 2012
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2
This topic lists documentation resources for AppLocker that include product evaluation, getting started guides, procedures, design and deployment guides, technical references, and command references for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.
You can use AppLocker as part of your overall security strategy for the following scenarios:
Help prevent malicious software (malware) and unsupported applications from affecting computers in your environment.
Prevent users from installing and using unauthorized applications.
Implement application control policy to satisfy security policy or compliance requirements in your organization.
Information about new capabilities of AppLocker in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 are published to the Windows Server 2012 TechNet Library. For information, see AppLocker Overview.
Windows 7 AppLocker Executive Overview
This topic provides an executive-level introduction to AppLocker.
AppLocker: Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ provides answers to common questions about AppLocker.
What's New in AppLocker
This topic provides an overview of AppLocker including major changes, what AppLocker does, and special considerations.
Using AppLocker in Windows 7
In this screencast from TechNet Edge, AppLocker features and functions are explained.
This screencast demonstrates the main features of AppLocker.
AppLocker Technical Overview
This technical overview provides a description of AppLocker and can help you decide if you can benefit from deploying AppLocker policies.
AppLocker Step-by-Step Guide
This guide for the IT professional provides step-by-step procedures for using AppLocker and PowerShell commands to restrict the use of applications in a test environment by using Windows Server 2008 R2.
AppLocker Policies Design Guide
This guide introduces the design and planning steps required to deploy application control policies by using AppLocker in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.
AppLocker Policies Deployment Guide
This guide provides steps based on your design and planning investigation for deploying application control policies by using AppLocker. It is intended for security architects, security administrators, and system administrators.
AppLocker Operations Guide
This guide contains the procedures and steps necessary to implement application control policies by using AppLocker and is intended for system administrators or security administrators who are responsible for restricting application usage within organizational units or business groups.
These online Help topics provide information to assist you with completing AppLocker tasks in Windows Server 2008 R2.
AppLocker PowerShell Command Reference
This reference overview topic introduces the five Windows PowerShell cmdlets that can be used to help manage AppLocker policies.
Windows PowerShell Blog: Getting Started with AppLocker management using PowerShell
The Windows PowerShell Blog provides information about using Windows PowerShell cmdlets for AppLocker.
AppLocker Technical Reference
This technical reference describes AppLocker, how it works, security considerations, tools, and settings. It also contains links to the AppLocker cmdlets in the Windows PowerShell command reference. Information about specific security issues you need to consider when planning for an AppLocker deployment or administering AppLocker is contained in the Security Considerations for AppLocker topic of this technical reference.