Windows Sandbox is a lightweight desktop environment that ensures that you can run applications in isolation. The arrangement ensures that the application does not have access to the main Windows files or other system files. That said, it's not easy to set up and manage a sandbox. This is where the Sandbox Configuration Manager can help you.
Sandbox Configuration Manager
Sandbox Configuration Manager allows you to build, edit, and manage Windows Sandbox with the help of the configuration file, also known as the WSB file. The tool offers four tabs:
- Basic Info: It will allow you to set the name, access path, activation / deactivation of networking,
- Mapped folders: It can share a new folder from the host computer, modify existing files and delete them.
- Command: Add / Remove / Edit existing startup commands.
- Overview: View the current configuration file.
To learn how to use it, follow this link where it is explained how to load a sandbox, manage mapped folders, use the command, and so on.
The configuration manager generates XML at the end, as Windows would have done.
Here's how to change the basic information and edit an existing folder; the rest you can check on their home page.
Change basic information
- Go to the first tab> Type the name of the sandbox to create
- Select the path to the new sandbox and use the Networking status drop-down list box to set the network tag.
- Use the VPGU status ComboBox to set the VGpu tag
If the configuration is complete, click the Create Sandbox button.
Edit an existing folder
- Go to the second tab
- In the DataGrid, click the pencil button in the folder to change
- A dialog box will be displayed> Edit what you want> Click Save
Your changes will be applied in the data grid. If the configuration is complete, click the Create Sandbox button.
It's so good to see someone come out with an easy-to-use Sandbox configuration manager that anyone can use. The instructions are easy to follow and creating Sandbox is as easy as eating a pie. You can download Sandbox Configuration Manager from TechNet Gallery.