How to prevent a Metro App from running using Applocker

In Windows 8 the Applocker feature has been extended to support management of metro style apps. Enterprise administrators can define a Packaged app Rule to allow or deny the installation and/or use of a particular metro style app. When opening the Group Policy editor under Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Application Control Settings / Applocker there is a new node called Packaged app Rules.   To create a new rule, right Read More …

Restricting the use of Windows Virtual PC

Windows Virtual PC is a great feature of Windows 7, but unfortunately Microsoft did not consider to provide any Group Policy settings to control the use of it. In an enterprise or small business environment you might want to do the following: Completely restrict the use of Windows Virtual PC (even if users have local administrative rights and can enable the feature) Prevent the creation of additional Virtual machines other than the one you prepared Read More …