AppLocker blocks administrators and other high privileged group’s users from executing files on a Windows 7 SP1-based or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computer

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:

  • You deploy an AppLocker policy together with a default rule on a Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computer.

  • The administrative users or other high privileged group’s users can run executable files that are in a whitelist that is defined in AppLocker policy without receiving a User Account Control (UAC) prompt on the computer.

  • You create a user named "AdminUser" as a member of the Administrators group or other high privileged group.

  • You use "AdminUser" to run an executable file that is in the whitelist.

In this scenario, you still have to use the Run as Administrator option to run the file. Otherwise, the operation fails, and you receive the following error message:

Your system administrator has blocked this program.

Note For more information about high privileged groups, go to the References section.

Cause

This issue occurs because the Administrators security identifier in the user's access token is disabled by UAC.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To use the update in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

The global version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.1.760
    1.22xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Appid-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not applicable

3,013

12-Jul-2013

11:27

Not applicable

Appid.sys

6.1.7601.22382

50,176

12-Jul-2013

09:41

x86

Appidapi.dll

6.1.7601.22382

50,688

12-Jul-2013

11:01

x86

Appidcertstorecheck.exe

6.1.7601.22382

16,896

12-Jul-2013

09:41

x86

Appidpolicyconverter.exe

6.1.7601.22382

97,792

12-Jul-2013

09:41

x86

Appidsvc.dll

6.1.7601.22382

29,696

12-Jul-2013

09:41

x86

Csrsrv.dll

6.1.7601.22382

38,912

12-Jul-2013

11:02

x86

Ntkrnlpa.exe

6.1.7601.22382

3,973,056

12-Jul-2013

11:12

Not applicable

Ntoskrnl.exe

6.1.7601.22382

3,917,760

12-Jul-2013

11:12

Not applicable

Apisetschema.dll

6.1.7601.22382

6,656

12-Jul-2013

11:01

x86

Smss.exe

6.1.7601.22382

69,632

12-Jul-2013

09:17

x86

Apisetschema.dll

6.1.7601.22382

6,656

12-Jul-2013

11:01

x86

Smss.exe

6.1.7601.22382

69,632

12-Jul-2013

09:17

x86

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Appid-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not applicable

3,013

12-Jul-2013

12:21

Not applicable

Appid.sys

6.1.7601.22382

61,952

12-Jul-2013

10:15

x64

Appidapi.dll

6.1.7601.22382

58,368

12-Jul-2013

11:58

x64

Appidcertstorecheck.exe

6.1.7601.22382

17,920

12-Jul-2013

10:15

x64

Appidpolicyconverter.exe

6.1.7601.22382

148,480

12-Jul-2013

10:15

x64

Appidsvc.dll

6.1.7601.22382

34,304

12-Jul-2013

11:58

x64

Csrsrv.dll

6.1.7601.22382

43,520

12-Jul-2013

11:58

x64

Ntoskrnl.exe

6.1.7601.22382

5,554,112

12-Jul-2013

12:07

x64

Apisetschema.dll

6.1.7601.22382

6,656

12-Jul-2013

11:58

x64

Smss.exe

6.1.7601.22382

112,640

12-Jul-2013

09:34

x64

Apisetschema.dll

6.1.7601.22382

6,656

12-Jul-2013

11:58

x64

Smss.exe

6.1.7601.22382

112,640

12-Jul-2013

09:34

x64

Appidapi.dll

6.1.7601.22382

50,688

12-Jul-2013

11:01

x86

Apisetschema.dll

6.1.7601.22382

6,656

12-Jul-2013

11:01

x86

Apisetschema.dll

6.1.7601.22382

6,656

12-Jul-2013

11:01

x86

Ntkrnlpa.exe

6.1.7601.22382

3,973,056

12-Jul-2013

11:12

Not applicable

Ntoskrnl.exe

6.1.7601.22382

3,917,760

12-Jul-2013

11:12

Not applicable

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Appid-ppdlic.xrm-ms

Not applicable

3,013

12-Jul-2013

11:26

Not applicable

Appid.sys

6.1.7601.22382

131,584

12-Jul-2013

09:46

IA-64

Appidapi.dll

6.1.7601.22382

116,736

12-Jul-2013

11:01

IA-64

Appidcertstorecheck.exe

6.1.7601.22382

39,424

12-Jul-2013

09:46

IA-64

Appidpolicyconverter.exe

6.1.7601.22382

282,624

12-Jul-2013

09:46

IA-64

Appidsvc.dll

6.1.7601.22382

74,240

12-Jul-2013

11:01

IA-64

Csrsrv.dll

6.1.7601.22382

94,720

12-Jul-2013

11:02

IA-64

Ntoskrnl.exe

6.1.7601.22382

11,125,696

12-Jul-2013

11:09

IA-64

Apisetschema.dll

6.1.7601.22382

6,656

12-Jul-2013

11:01

IA-64

Smss.exe

6.1.7601.22382

207,872

12-Jul-2013

09:03

IA-64

Appidapi.dll

6.1.7601.22382

50,688

12-Jul-2013

11:01

x86

Apisetschema.dll

6.1.7601.22382

6,656

12-Jul-2013

11:01

x86

Ntkrnlpa.exe

6.1.7601.22382

3,973,056

12-Jul-2013

11:12

Not applicable

Ntoskrnl.exe

6.1.7601.22382

3,917,760

12-Jul-2013

11:12

Not applicable


Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2393659 A DHCP client computer that has multiple network adapters and that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 cannot renew a DHCP lease when the computer wakes

Additional file information

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

File name

X86_a85517db085d7e0160de4527953f69ac_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_a002d4b24763031b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,371

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

17:57

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_db34bfe1b9ed65c605081ab9a41cf0e4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_20566ae144045c30.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,371

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

17:57

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_f72ecdbe89b4b8b71020ec805874dd44_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_56c3a1c5ece9367e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

693

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

17:57

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_f9aaf4699f5c880149f5410b573be240_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_9f29d4ed00adcadc.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,708

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

17:57

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-appid_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_598f4a8029c1b7f0.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

15,313

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:35

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-csrsrv_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_cbca713a1cf80db3.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,513

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:42

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-os-kernel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_6e739bd52bbd7e52.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

16,151

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:43

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-smss_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_ae7de23190cc0ba4.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

26,386

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:43

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-smss_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.22382_none_9fee5e771bb2b473.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

26,420

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:40

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

File name

Amd64_3f341f1cecf6bacc07f28cc34d8ae3e8_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_abb31ca052fe7577.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,398

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

17:57

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_4c4bca4fef87de6da096460893dfefdf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_dff78deaeb841302.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

698

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

17:57

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_7186cfc56eadcab0599b2bbf66a2af51_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_0340f223d5f23fc9.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,379

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

17:57

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_8203ee238aa12df69d3cb117538ba8e9_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_04c073991fa9d735.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,377

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

17:57

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_9bda798937d564259435a6b8d79213bf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_f8a8a99b4ff205ac.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,036

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

17:57

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_b42b7248a3416da9e7df88092f7db54d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_62b059cf7803febe.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,717

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

17:57

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-appid_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_b5ade603e21f2926.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

15,317

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

12:29

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-csrsrv_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_27e90cbdd5557ee9.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,515

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

12:34

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-os-kernel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_ca923758e41aef88.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

15,291

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

12:37

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-smss_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_0a9c7db549297cda.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

26,679

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

12:36

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-smss_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.22382_none_fc0cf9fad41025a9.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

26,713

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

12:30

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-appid_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_c0029056167feb21.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,356

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:21

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-csrsrv_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_323db71009b640e4.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,136

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:20

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-smss_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_14f128077d8a3ed5.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

8,429

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:21

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-smss_31bf3856ad364e35_7.1.7601.22382_none_0661a44d0870e7a4.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

8,429

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:21

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-os-kernel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_6e739bd52bbd7e52.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

16,151

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:43

Platform

Not applicable

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

File name

Ia64_a1203830cffff57adbbb9de8561128e6_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_a0143c08321a5211.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,071

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

17:57

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-appid_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_5990ee7629bfc0ec.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

15,315

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:33

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-csrsrv_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_cbcc15301cf616af.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

2,514

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:36

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-os-kernel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_6e753fcb2bbb874e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

15,289

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:37

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-smss_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_ae7f862790ca14a0.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

26,675

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:37

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-appid_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_c0029056167feb21.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

3,356

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:21

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-csrsrv_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_323db71009b640e4.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,136

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:20

Platform

Not applicable

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-smss_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_14f128077d8a3ed5.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

8,429

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:21

Platform

Not applicable

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-os-kernel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22382_none_6e739bd52bbd7e52.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

16,151

Date (UTC)

12-Jul-2013

Time (UTC)

11:43

Platform

Not applicable


References

For more information about how to use AppLocker, go to the following TechNet website:

How to use AppLockerThe following groups are considered to be high privileged groups:

  • Built-In Administrators

  • Power Users

  • Account Operators

  • Server Operators

  • Printer Operators

  • Backup Operators

  • RAS Servers Group

  • Windows NT 4.0 App Compat Group

  • Network Configuration Operators

  • Domain Administrators

  • Domain Controllers

  • Certificate Publishers

  • Schema Administrators

  • Enterprise Administrators

  • Group Policy Administrators

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