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Calculating the metro app hash values using roll your own mechanism in Endpoint Application Control (TMEAC) 1.0

    • Updated:
    • 20 Aug 2014
    • Product/Version:
    • Endpoint Application Control 1.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise
    • Windows 2003 Enterprise 64-bit
    • Windows 2003 Server R2
    • Windows 2003 Standard
    • Windows 2003 Standard 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Enterprise 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Server Core
    • Windows 2008 Server R2
    • Windows 2008 Server R2 Enterprise
    • Windows 2008 Standard
    • Windows 2008 Standard 64-bit
    • Windows 2012 Enterprise
    • Windows 2012 Standard
    • Windows 2012 Standard R2
    • Windows 7 32-bit
    • Windows 7 64-bit
    • Windows 8 32-bit
    • Windows 8 64-bit
    • Windows 8.1 32-bit
    • Windows 8.1 64-bit
    • Windows Vista 32-bit
    • Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Windows XP Professional 64-bit
    • Windows XP SP3 32-bit
Summary
You want to know how the required metro app hash values are computed using roll your own mechanism through rule creation.
Details
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Adding the %install_path%\AppxManifest.xml file in Create Rule will generate the metro app hash list into an xml file.
Note: In this scenario, the created rule is for blocking an application.
  1. Go to Management > Rule | Create to create a new rule.
  2. Tick Block as the type of rule.
    Select rule type
  3. In the Name field, enter unique name.
    For example, Block metro apps.
    Enter unique name
  4. On the Method drop-down menu,  select File signatures (SHA-1).
    Select File signatures (SHA-1) as Method
  5. Click the Browse button.
    Click the Browse button
    Open the Metro App folder then select the relevant application folder.
    Note:  The default path of the Metro App folder is %PROGRAMFILES\WindowsApps\* . Make sure the administrator has the privileges to access the WindowsApps folder.
    Choose the relevant app folder
    In the relevant application folder:
    1. If  %install_path%\AppxManifest.xml  file exists, choose this file.
    2. If  the xml file in step 1 does not exist then choose %install_path%\AppxBundleManifest.xml .
     Select %install_path%\AppxManifest.xml
  6. Click Add. The required metro app hashes are then generated into an xml file.
    Click Add to generate the metro app hashes
  7. Click Save to finish the rule creation. 
After the rule has been created, the rule can be added to another policy as default.
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Category:
Configure; Troubleshoot; Deploy
Solution Id:
1104101
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