Windows Sandbox Now Supports Configuration Files

Windows Sandbox

The Windows Sandbox feature in Windows 10 version 2004 just got a massive update. The most notable improvement is support for configuration files in this latest release.

Microsoft is all set to unleash the May 2020 Update in just a few days from now.

And the built-in sandboxing environment in the OS is one of the features that is getting some love from Redmond. The company says that it added this new functionality based on user feedback — mostly from IT pros that want to create more complex scripts to support their virtual machines.

Beginning with Windows 10 version 2004, Windows Sandbox will support configuration files that will allow users to launch it with certain parameters.

Drilling down to the specifics, there are four main settings that can be controlled with scripts:

  • vGPU (virtualized GPU)
  • Network
  • Shared folders
  • Startup script

Pretty standard stuff.

The configuration file is saved in the .WSB format, which means you can easily import the same script on a different Windows 10 installation where Windows Sandbox is enabled. All your settings will be carried to the new environment.

Launching a configuration file will be as easy as double-clicking it, but these files can also be loaded via the command line interface.

Good stuff, all around.

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