How do you add Visual Studio Code to WIP app exemption list?

Andrew George 26 Reputation points
2021-03-08T08:11:47.433+00:00

I've followed the usual guides for adding a Windows Executable (code.exe in this case, along with the correct publisher string, etc), but VSCode just won't become an exempt app, and therefore cannot open encrypted files in our protected directories. Any help would be appreciated!

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  1. Crystal-MSFT 46,086 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-03-09T01:43:11.177+00:00

    @Andrew George , Try to create an WIP-exempt AppLocker policy file to configure Visual Studio code as a WIP-exempt app, Here is an article for the reference:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/ide/exempt-visual-studio-from-wip?view=vs-2019

    Hope it can help.


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  1. Rahul Jindal [MVP] 9,556 Reputation points MVP
    2021-03-08T16:05:12.537+00:00

    How have you extracted the details of the publisher? I normally do it using secpol.msc. Maybe this can get you going..how-to-whitelist-apps-using-applocker.html