AppLocker can be used to prevent apps or programs from being started. You
find AppLocker in the GPOs under
- Computer Configuration
- Windows Settings
- Application Control Polices
Executable Rules are for programs. Packaged app Rules are for Apps (the real
Win 8 ones).
Mohamed Abd Elhamid has made a great article how to configure Executable
Does AppLocker use any services for its rule enforcement?
The Application identity service is used for rule enforcement. This service must be set to startup automatically.