What's new in Application Control?

Version 2020.2

In addition to code enhancements and bug fixes the following features are included:

UAC Replacement

The UAC Replacement feature complements existing Self-Elevation functionality within Application Control. With UAC Replacement turned on, the standard Windows UAC elevation prompt is replaced with a configurable Application Control consent dialog. This applies if the application is launched from the Start Menu, Explorer, the Desktop, or the command prompt.

See UAC Replacement for further information.

2020.2 Global Style update

The 2020.2 release introduces a design update for default global styles. The new style uses a larger message box format to accommodate more detailed information; and the default messages no longer use a logo, instead they feature a color-coded banner.

The update is backwards-compatible, enabling you to continue using the previous classic styling, or to apply the style update to your existing configurations as required.

See Message Settings for further information.

New Trusted Owner blocked event

Two additional event IDs have been added: 9060 and 9061. By default, both events are disabled. If required, they can enable organizations to differentiate execution requests blocked by Trusted Ownership from those blocked explicitly by a Rule Policy.

See Auditing for further information.

New Admin process started event

A further event has been added to identify processes started using full admin rights. ID 9062 can be valuable in identifying (and then assessing) the elevated rights required.

See Auditing for further information.

Edge support in URL Redirection

The new Microsoft Edge (Chromium) browser is now supported.

See for Browser Control for further information.

Launch Windows 10 Apps and Features

Assigned permissions apply within the Windows 10 Settings Apps and Features view.

See System Controls for further information.

Easier Access to Further Information

In addition to this online help system, Ivanti provides a wealth of supporting information in the form of online documents, help videos and curated community articles. In the 2020.2 release we have collated these resources into a summary table and made this available via the Release Notes and from the online Help landing page.