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    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10


    How to: Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10

    How to Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files from Running in Windows 10


    packaged apps (aka: Microsoft Store apps), and packaged app installers.

    AppLocker defines Windows Installer rules to include only the .msi, .msp, and .mst file formats.

    The purpose of this rule collection is to allow you to control the installation of files on client computers and servers through Group Policy or the Local Security Policy snap-in. The following table lists the default rules that are available for the Windows Installer rule collection.

    Any Windows Installer file not allowed by the default rules below will automatically be blocked by default unless you create a new rule to allow it for a user or group.

    If you want to block a Windows Installer file allowed by the default rules below, you will need to create a new rule to block (deny) it for a user or group.

    [table][tr]Purpose Name User Rule condition type [/tr] [tr][td]Allow members of the local Administrators group to run all Windows Installer files[/td] [td](Default Rule) All Windows Installer files[/td] [td]BUILTIN\Administrators[/td] [td]Path: *[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Allow all users to run Windows Installer files that are digitally signed[/td] [td](Default Rule) All digitally signed Windows Installer files[/td] [td]Everyone[/td] [td]Publisher: * (all signed files)[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Allow all users to run Windows Installer files that are located in the Windows Installer folder[/td] [td](Default Rule) All Windows Installer files in %systemdrive%\Windows\Installer[/td] [td]Everyone[/td] [td]Path: %windir%\Installer*[/td] [/tr] [/table]

    See also:
    This tutorial will show you how to use AppLocker to allow or block specified Windows Installer (.msi, .msp, and .mst) files to run for all or specific users and groups in Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education.

    *Warning You must be signed in as an administrator to use AppLocker.


    EXAMPLE: "This system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation" message when any user opens a blocked Windows Installer (.msi, .msp, and .mst) file

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Here's How:

    1. Open an elevated command prompt.

    2. Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, press Enter, and close the elevated command prompt when it has finished. (see screenshot below)

    *note This command is to make sure the Application Identity service is enabled, set to Automatic, and running. AppLocker cannot enforce rules if this service is not running.
    *Arrow sc config "AppIDSvc" start=auto & net start "AppIDSvc"


    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Open Local Security Policy (secpol.msc).

    4. Expand open Application Control Policies in the left pane of the Local Security Policy window, click/tap on AppLocker, and click/tap on the Configure rule enforcement link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Check the Configured box under Windows Installer rules, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. Expand open AppLocker in the left pane of the Local Security Policy window, right click or press and hold on Windows Installer Rules, and click/tap on Create Default Rules. (see screenshots below)

    *note If this step is not done, AppLocker will block all Windows Installer files from running by default unless allowed by a created rule.

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7. Right click or press and hold on Windows Installer Rules, and click/tap on Create New Rule. (see screenshot below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    8. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    9. If you would like to specify a user or group to enforce this rule on, click/tap on Select. (see screenshot below)

    *note The default setting is Everyone for all users and groups.

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    A) Click/tap on the Advanced button. (see screenshot below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    B) Click/tap on the Find Now button. (see screenshot below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    C) Select a user or group you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    D) Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    10. Select (dot) Allow or Deny for what you want, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    11. Select (dot) Path, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    12. Do step 13 (file) or step 14 (folder/drive) below for the file or folder path you want to specify to allow or block.


    13. To Specify a Windows Installer File Path to Allow or Block
    A) Click/tap on the Browse Files button. (see screenshot below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    B) Select if you want to allow or block a .msi, .msp,or .mst file in the drop menu at the bottom right corner. (see screenshots below)

    C) Navigate to and select the .msi, .msp,or .mst file you want to allow or block.

    D) Click/tap on Open, and go to step 15 below.


    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    14. To Specify a Folder or Drive Path to Allow or Block All Windows Installer Files in the Folder or Drive
    A) Click/tap on the Browse Folders button. (see screenshot below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    B) Navigate to and select a folder or drive you want to allow or block all Windows Installer (.msi, .msp, and .mst) files in.

    C) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 15 below.


    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    15. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshots below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    16. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshots below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    17. Click/tap on Create. (see screenshots below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    18. Your new rule for "Windows Installer Rules" will now be created. (see screenshot below)

    Use AppLocker to Allow or Block Windows Installer Files in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    19. Repeat steps 7 to 18 if you would like to create another new rule to allow or block another Windows Installer file for a user or group.

    20. When finished, you can close the Local Security Policy window.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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