Hash Rule vs. Path Rule

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Brandon, May 17, 2006.

  1. Brandon

    Brandon Guest

    Can someone explain to me in plain language (code samples would be helpful)
    the difference between a Hash Rule and a Path Rule Software restriction
    policy in Group Policy?
    Brandon, May 17, 2006
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  2. Hi Brandon,

    PKI Enhancements in Windows XP Professional and Windows Server 2003

    How To Use Software Restriction Policies in Windows Server 2003

    See the Notes under:
    How to Create a Hash Rule
    How to Create a Path Rule

    Basically, a Path Rule can be overcome by copying or moving the target
    software to a different location. A Hash is a digital fingerprint that
    uniquely identifies a program or file. A file can be renamed or moved to
    another folder or computer and it will still have the same hash.
    Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], May 18, 2006
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