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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?

  1. Starter GPOs
  2. Group Policy Objects
  3. Software Restriction Policies
  4. AppLocker

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.

References:

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.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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