Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012: Controlling Applications
Applies to the "Create and Manage Group Policy" objective of Exam 70-410.
Q: A company's server security team needs a solution that will prevent users from installing and using unauthorized applications on their Windows 8 desktop computers.
Which technology should the team choose?
- Starter GPOs
- Group Policy Objects
- Software Restriction Policies
Answer and explanation are below.
Answer is D: AppLocker (Application Locker) can help prevent malicious (malware) and unsupported applications from affecting computers. These include executable files, scripts, Windows Installer files, DLLs, Packaged apps and Packaged app installers.
Quick Tip: AppLocker is also supported by Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.
Bonus Question: Which location should be used to upload Web Parts to Microsoft SharePoint Online and make them available to all SharePoint sites within Office 365? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)
Answer to bonus question from last time: To create the storage location for Starter GPOs, GPMC will display a Create Starter GPOs Folder button when one does not exist.
Andy Barkl, CCNP, CCDP, CISSP, MCT, MVP, MCDST, MCSE: Security, MCSA: Security, MCSA: Messaging A+, CTT+, i-Net+, Network+, Security+, Server+, CNA, has over 20 years of experience in the IT field. He's the owner of MCT & Associates LLC, a technical training and consulting firm in Phoenix, Arizona. He enjoys dividing his time between teaching in the classroom, writing from his office and consulting on Cisco and Windows deployments. He's also the online editor for MCPMag.com, TCPMag.com, CertCities.com, and a contributing author and editor for Sybex and Cisco Press. He hosts a multitude of exam preparation chats monthly on MCPmag.com and CertCities.com.