Max Melcher

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Azure Policy to black list installed applications - Photo by Adam Griffith on Unsplash

Azure Policies are the new silver bullet for all things governance: Last week (November 10, 2018) a new policy was introduced that can audit installed applications inside virtual machines (see intro post).

I wanted to know wether it is possible to detect software that should not be installed. Imagine you want to discover all servers where a specific version is installed that ran out of support. Or maybe a software that has not been approved yet. There are many of those scenarios.