Windows 10: Turn On or Off Windows Defender Application Guard in Windows 10  

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  1.    04 Jan 2018 #10

    I would *love* to enable this feature and give it a try but I rely on VMware Workstation every single day (and am not willing to use HyperV for my VMs) so will I ever be able to use WDAG with VMware Workstation installed as well?
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       14 Apr 2018 #11

    Another interesting find Shawn.
    In C:\Windows\Containers there are two .wim files of Windows.
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ID:	184790

    Maybe to be mounted as a sandbox pseudo VM`?
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       14 Apr 2018 #12

    Not sure, but it would be interesting to find more official info about "WindowsDefenderApplicationGuard.wim".
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       14 Apr 2018 #13

    Brink said: View Post
    Not sure, but it would be interesting to find more official info about "WindowsDefenderApplicationGuard.wim".
    ,wim's are @Kari's specialty, maybe he could create a VM with both.
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       14 Apr 2018 #14

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Another interesting find Shawn.
    In C:\Windows\Containers there are two .wim files of Windows.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Image 002.png 
Views:	68 
Size:	185.3 KB 
ID:	184790

    Maybe to be mounted as a sandbox pseudo VM`?
    Brink said: View Post
    Not sure, but it would be interesting to find more official info about "WindowsDefenderApplicationGuard.wim".
    This could be for :
    Name:  image.png
Views: 328
Size:  16.7 KB
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       14 Apr 2018 #15

    AndreTen said: View Post
    This could be for :
    Name:  image.png
Views: 328
Size:  16.7 KB

    I bet you're right Andre.
    Windows keeps features compressed until they are turned on, either at OOBE or later by the user.
    And .wim is basically a glorified zip format.
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       06 May 2018 #16

    I enabled it for about a hour or two and mainly watched heating on the cpu as I browsed around. CPU heats up faster and higher when loading a new page and maybe when actively browsing it stays up a slight amount but cools to normal when sitting and just reading a webpage. Didn't notice any added slowness to page loadings - and then finally simply reimaged my system to clean it all out because mainly it wont allow browser extensions and I need my adblocker.

    I didn't enable the Hyper-V in programs & features yet it seems to work as described.
    It built a folder "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\HVSI" showing about 3.5gb containing two .vhx type virtual files, yet my C;\ showed it had increased only about 1gb in total used space.

    Was surprised I had to manually switch to the secured edge, thought it would automatically open everything into it. Didn't take the time to investigate the group policy settings before ending my test drive.
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