How to enable / disable video input in Windows Sandbox on Windows 10

How to enable / disable video input in Windows Sandbox on Windows 10

Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment for running applications securely. The software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment is sandboxed and run separately from the server.

A few things about Windows Sandbox

Sandbox is temporary. When it closes, all software, files, and status are deleted. You get a whole new version of the sandbox every time you open the app.

Starting with Windows 10 build 20161, a new group policy setting has been added, to enable or disable video input to the Sandbox (video input is the server’s webcam input to the Sandbox).

If you enable this policy setting, video input will be enabled in the Windows Sandbox.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, video input will be disabled in the Windows Sandbox. Apps that use video input may not work properly in Windows Sandbox.

This guide will show you how to enable or disable video input in Windows Sandbox for all users in Windows 10.

Note:

  • You must be logged in as admin to enable or disable video input in Windows Sandbox.
  • Windows Sandbox is only available for Windows 10 Pro and Windows Enterprise build 18305 or higher.

Enable / disable video input in Windows Sandbox using Local Group Policy Editor

1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.

2. Navigate to the key below in the left panel of the Local Group Policy Editor.

Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsWindows Sandbox
Navigate to this key

3. In the right panel of Windows Sandbox in Local Group Policy Editor, double-click the Allow video input in Windows Sandbox policy to edit.

4. Do step 5 (to turn on) or step 6 (to turn off) below, depending on what you want to do.

5. To enable video input in Windows Sandbox, select Enabled , click OK and go to step 7 below.

6. To disable video input in Windows Sandbox, select Disabled or Not Configured , click OK and go to step 7 below.

( Not Configured is the default setting).

To disable video input in Windows Sandbox, select Disabled or Not Configured

7. Close Local Group Policy Editor.

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