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AppLocker doesn't work

  1. #1


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit

    AppLocker doesn't work


    Today I want to prevent other users from running google chrome so I block chrome.exe using applocker in windows 8.1 pro,
    but applocker isn't enforced even I already created default rules and application identity service is running at set to automatic.

    How to fix this and prevent other users except me from running chrome?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,572
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello,

    Double check through the tutorial below to see if it may help in case a mistake or missed step was made.

    AppLocker - Create New Rules - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Hello Brink,
    I follow your steps to create rules but my AppLocker still not being enforced, any help?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,572
    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, I'm not sure why it's not enforcing your rules then.

    As a workaround, you might see if using OPTION ONE with "all user except administrators" or "specific users or groups" for what may work best for you in the tutorial below to prevent users from running chrome.exe.

    Applications - Prevent Running Specified Programs - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5. #5


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Hello I found that the AppLocker in my Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation works, but pro doesn't work, how can I get my pro version to work?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,572
    64-bit Windows 10


    Only a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise, and Windows 8 Enterprise can both create and enforce AppLocker rules.

    While you can create AppLocker rules on computers running Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8 Pro, they will not be enforced on those computers. However, you can create the rules on a computer running Windows Professional and then export the policy for implementation on a computer running an edition of Windows that does support AppLocker rule enforcement.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Thank, now I know only enterprise can enforce. But windows 8.1 pro should include AppLocker for home because it is good, hope windows 10 does.
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