Set up application control alerts and messages

If you use role-based administration:

  • You must have the Policy setting - application control right to configure an application control policy.
  • You cannot edit a policy if it is applied outside your active sub-estate.

For more information, see Managing roles and sub-estates.

You can send messages to particular users when a controlled application is found.

  1. In the Policies pane, double-click the application control policy you want to change.
  2. In the Application control policy dialog box, go to the Messaging tab.

    In the Messaging panel, the Enable desktop messaging check box is enabled by default. When an unauthorized controlled application is detected by on-access scan and blocked, a desktop message will be displayed to the user informing them that the application has been blocked.

  3. In the Message text box, type a message that will be added to the end of the standard desktop message.
    Note User-defined desktop messages are not displayed on computers running Windows 8 or later.
  4. If you want to send email alerts about detected controlled applications, select the Enable email alerting check box.
  5. Select the Enable SNMP messaging check box, if you want to send SNMP messages.
    Warning Your anti-virus and HIPS policy settings determine email and SNMP messaging configuration and recipients. For more information, see Set up anti-virus and HIPS SNMP messaging.