a question came up today at one of the it pro windows 7 sessions today about applocker - whether you can setup an applocker policy on windows 7 professional. here's the answer - straight from the windows 7 professional help for applocker (you can setup applocker from the local computer policy on windows 7 professional)
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.
<p>Do you mean to say... You can create AppLocker Rules on a Windows 7 Professional Box, but they wont work on Windows 7 Professional Box? </p>
<p>@Techie: YEP! Sucks, huh? Now my Win 7 Pro-based network is SOL on software install customization control.</p>
<p>You can still leverage software restriction policies in Windows 7 Professional</p>