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Locate and select Windows Sandbox on the Start menu to run it for the first time. Usage. Copy an executable file (and any other files needed to run the application) from the host and paste them into the Windows Sandbox window. Run the executable file or installer inside the sandbox. When you're finished experimenting, close the sandbox.

Windows Sandbox supports simple configuration files, which provide a minimal set of customization parameters for Sandbox. This feature can be used with Windows 10 build 18342 or later. Windows Sandbox configuration files are formatted as XML and are associated with Sandbox via the .wsb file extension.

Windows Sandbox employs a unique policy that allows the virtual processors of the Sandbox to be scheduled like host threads. Under this scheme, high-priority tasks on the host can preempt less important work in the Sandbox. This means that the most important work will be prioritized, whether it's on the host or in the container.

Windows Sandbox respects the host diagnostic data settings. All other privacy settings are set to their default values. Windows Sandbox internals. Since this is the Windows Kernel Internals blog, let’s go under the hood. Windows Sandbox builds on the technologies used within Windows Containers. Windows containers were designed to run in the ...