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software Restriction Policies vs Application Control Policies in Windows 7 question


I read the following in the Windows 7 book I have:
"It is important to understand that in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Release 2, Application Control Policies replace Software Restriction Policies."

If I now look into the local GPO of my Windows 7 Test machine then I see a in then I see both - Software Restriction Policies and Application Control Policies. The way I understand then sentense above is that Application Control Policies replaced Software Restriction Policies in Windows 7 - so why do I still see the folder then? That brings me to the next conclusion that I could configure Software Restriction Policies in Windows 7 and apply them right?

Thank you
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Mc2102Author Commented:
I forgot to attach the screenshot
If you open the help for Application Control Policies - AppLocker and see the "Windows Versions That Support AppLocker", it states :

AppLocker is available in all editions of Windows Server 2008 R2 and in Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise. Windows 7 Professional can be used to create AppLocker rules. However, AppLocker rules cannot be enforced on computers running Windows 7 Professional. Organizations should use AppLocker for all computers that support it. Caution   If you upgrade a computer that uses Software Restriction Policies to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 and then implement AppLocker rules, only the AppLocker rules are enforced. For this reason, it is recommended that you create a new Group Policy object (GPO) for AppLocker in environments where both Software Restriction Policies and AppLocker are used.
You see both because you can still use Software Restriction Policies, just bare in mind the caution.
Mc2102Author Commented:
Hello Loke,
Thank you for your explanation. That makes sense.
can we configure this policy using local GPO on Windows Server 2008 R2 ?
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