Controlled folder access - Configure allowed applications GPO

UT_JR 0 Reputation points

We have configured the GPO and now want to release various programmes, but the path is not always the same. How must placeholders be entered here?




Does a separate entry have to be created for each possible folder level?




GPO (Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Defender Antivirus/Windows Defender Exploit Guard/Controlled Folder Access/Configure allowed applications)

Many thanks in advance for any relevant information.

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  1. Limitless Technology 26,246 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    You have to specify each folder that you want to protect at Windows components > Microsoft Defender Antivirus > Windows Defender Exploit Guard > Controlled folder access.

    Controlled folder access applies to many system folders and default locations, including folders such as Documents, Pictures, and Movies. You can add other folders to be protected, but you cannot remove the default folders in the default list.

    Adding other folders to controlled folder access can be helpful for cases when you don't store files in the default Windows libraries, or you've changed the default location of your libraries.

    Detailed information here

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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