apps whitelisting freeware;  can tweak Applocker to run on Win 7/10 Professional?

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Is there a way to make Applocker work on Win 7 Professional & Win 10 Professional?
Is this a technical constraint or a paper license issue?

If technically it's not feasible, any apps whitelisting freewares to recommend?
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Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
Is there a way to make Applocker work on Win 7 Professional & Win 10 Professional?

No

Is this a technical constraint or a paper license issue?

Technical constraint

If technically it's not feasible, any apps whitelisting freewares to recommend?

Try voodooshield.

https://voodooshield.com/
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Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
Applocker is usable for professional version but it cannot enforce the rules that are created. There is no workaround or sort to make it block.

If you want to prevent access to file then EFS is one means but to go into whitelisting apps,  there is need to find alternative. Otherwise I am thinking of Software Restriction Policie.

You can also use SRP in the Local Group Policy-> Computer Configuration-> Windows Settings->Security Settings-> Software Restriction Policies to lock down applications. When you open Software Restriction Policies, right click Additional Rules and choose New Path Rules… Add the path of the application and setup the Security Level as Disallowed.

For Win10 Professional, I am thinking also on the kiosk mode. E.g. you can deploy a single app to a local user (non-administrator of course), using "Assigned Access" in Windows 10.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/deploy/microsoft-edge-kiosk-mode-deploy
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SRP works, but will possibly soon be deprecated in future versions.

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