Application Manager

What precisely does Application Manager do? It is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated products in the AppSense portfolio. The application management part of this is often referred to by myself as "AppLocker on steroids", providing a highly granular application whitelisting solution that allows you to customize your application control to cover huge amounts of eventualities. But this also ties in with the excellent User Rights Management piece that allows users to elevate or de-elevate their privileges and rights on-the-fly, allowing them to perform tasks that would normally be outside of their scope or necessitate use of secondary accounts and RunAs commands. Add to this the potential for device control, software inventory and licensing management it provides, and you have a product that delivers a massive amount of value across a whole breadth of situations.

Aggregated below are the posts detailing what you can do with Application Manager, and how to deal with problems you may find when using it.

Using AppSense Application Manager to override traditional AV?
Managing licensing using AppSense Application Manager device control
Setting application time limits using Application Manager
Working with the Terminal Services %temp% variable in Application Manager
How to replace your antivirus with AppSense Application Manager greylisting
Problems with non-English Adobe Reader X and Application Manager
AppSense Application Manager Rules Analyzer
Self-Elevation of Start Menu Pinned Items
Using Application Manager Process Rules
Using Application Manager Device Rules to restrict locally-installed apps
User Rights Management and Web Installations 
Using AppSense Application Manager to de-elevate administrative rights 
Using AppSense Application Manager to allow non-admin users to install software
Deploying AppSense Application Manager configurations into Active Directory Group Policy
Mitigating against CryptoLocker using AppSense Application Manager


  1. Hi James,

    I am very new to appsense,
    What is the difference between application manager, environment manager and profile manager. ?

    1. Hi Vijay

      The tabs at the top for the three main DesktopNow areas (EM, AM and PM) should give you some useful information.