Enable or Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Windows 10  

    Enable or Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Windows 10

    Published by Category: Virtualization
    02 Jul 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Enable or Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Windows 10


    Windows Sandbox provides a lightweight desktop environment to safely run applications in isolation. Software installed inside the Windows Sandbox environment remains "sandboxed" and runs separately from the host machine.

    A sandbox is temporary. When it's closed, all the software and files and the state are deleted. You get a brand-new instance of the sandbox every time you open the application.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 20161, a new group policy setting was added that enables or disables clipboard sharing with the sandbox.

    If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, copy and paste between the host and Windows Sandbox are permitted.

    If you disable this policy setting, copy and paste in and out of Sandbox will be restricted.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable clipboard sharing with Windows Sandbox to copy and paste between the host Windows 10 and Windows Sandbox for all users.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable clipboard sharing with Windows Sandbox.

    Windows Sandbox is only available for the Windows 10 Pro and Windows Enterprise editions build 18305 and higher.



    Contents

    • Option One: Enable or Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox using a REG file






    OPTION ONE

    Enable or Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Local Group Policy Editor


    1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Sandbox

    Enable or Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Windows 10-windows_sandbox_clipboard_sharing_gpedit-1.png

    3 In the right pane of Windows Sandbox in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Allow clipboard sharing with Windows Sandbox policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    5 To Enable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox

    A) Select (dot) Enabled or Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.


    6 To Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox

    A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox in Windows 10-windows_sandbox_clipboard_sharing_gpedit-2.png


    7 Close the Local Group Policy Editor.







    OPTION TWO

    Enable or Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Sandbox

    AllowClipboardRedirection DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    0 = Disable


    1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Enable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_clipboard_sharing_with_Windows_Sandbox.reg

    Download


    3 To Disable Clipboard Sharing with Windows Sandbox

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_clipboard_sharing_with_Windows_Sandbox.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    I wanted to implement this using a wsb configuration file containing <ClipboardRedirection>Disable</ClipboardRedirection> but it seems that Windows Sandbox ignores this. So I decided to go & look for the policy but there is no policy Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Sandbox , even more strange no registry key either... I tested this on W10 Enterprise 1909 & W10 enterprise 2004. What am I doing wrong here?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 61,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    clipper87 said:
    I wanted to implement this using a wsb configuration file containing <ClipboardRedirection>Disable</ClipboardRedirection> but it seems that Windows Sandbox ignores this. So I decided to go & look for the policy but there is no policy Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Sandbox , even more strange no registry key either... I tested this on W10 Enterprise 1909 & W10 enterprise 2004. What am I doing wrong here?
    Hello clipper87,

    I'm afraid this policy is still only available in the Windows Insiders build 20161 and higher. It's not yet available in the public release of Windows 10.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Thank you; hat explains...

    It's a shame that clipboard sharing with the host is not disabled by default; after all this is a sandbox I'd say...

    Do you think this policy setting will be made available to 1909 users or will it only show up in 20H2 or later versions of W10 ?

    Thank you!

    I'm afraid this policy is still only available in the Windows Insiders build 20161 and higher. It's not yet available in the public release of Windows 10.[/QUOTE]
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 61,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    clipper87 said:
    Thank you; hat explains...

    It's a shame that clipboard sharing with the host is not disabled by default; after all this is a sandbox I'd say...

    Do you think this policy setting will be made available to 1909 users or will it only show up in 20H2 or later versions of W10 ?

    Thank you!
    Currently,, it appears it will only show up in 20H2 and later.
      My Computers


 

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