Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Understand AppLocker Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

-Exercise 1 - Configure AppLocker

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to configure AppLocker
  • Test AppLocker functionality on a Windows client

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Understand encryption - lock down devices to run only trusted applications

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Managing Windows 10 Startup Programs

The startup folder of the Start menu contains shortcuts to programs that are launched automatically when a user signs on to a Windows computer. Typically, program shortcuts are created in the start-up folder by applications during the installation process. As a matter of convenience, it is useful to have some of the programs to launch automatically. However, there may be non-essential programs in the start-up folder that can be removed for optimizing Windows’ performance.

In this exercise, you will learn to manage Windows 10 start-up programs.

Exercise 2 - Manage AppLocker

AppLocker is a Windows feature that protects a Windows computer from running unwanted applications that may be considered non-essential or a security risk as defined by the organization’s corporate desktop policy.

With later Windows versions, AppLocker has expanded to include different a variety of application files such executables (.exe) files, Windows installer files (.msi), script files (.bat, .cmd, .vbs) and packaged apps.

In this exercise, you will learn how to enforce AppLocker by using Group Policy and test its functionality on a regular domain user account.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to configure AppLocker
  • Test AppLocker functionality on a Windows client

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