Why would you ever use a Path Rule in a software restriction policy if users can simply change the name of the file and circumvent it?
Path rules are great if you want to restrict a certain file extension. In the Software Restriction examples in the book, Jeremy uses the example of disallowing all VBScript files by setting a path rule to disallow files named *.vb*.
The GPanswers.com forum is closed now (thanks, spammers!)
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Jeremy is regular there, and there is a reasonable system to prevent junk posts.
In all, we think it’s the right place to go for Group Policy-specific questions.
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