Adam Fields (weblog)

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Software restriction policies

Filed under: — adam @ 10:20 am

It has come to my attention recently that recent versions of Windows allow the use of a “software restriction policy” that only allows certain programs to run. Interesting!

It looks like it’s a bit of a pain in the ass to set up and maintain, but why has this not been more promoted?!?

Microsoft Windows XP: Using Software Restriction Policies to Protect Against Unauthorized Software

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