Sandboxing Zoom

Since Covid hit last year, Zoom has become a verb for video chats. Some of their questionable security practices and their ties to China have made some people wary of using it.

Fortunately, if you didn’t want to install something you can always join from a browser, if you’re willing to give up the very useful Gallery view.

Since Windows 10 19H1, there has been a Windows Sandbox feature which creates a Windows virtual machine that only persists for that session.

To ensure the virtual session has access to everything it needs, create a .wsb file with the following parameters.

<Configuration>
<AudioInput>Enable</AudioInput>
<VideoInput>Enable</VideoInput>
<ClipboardRedirection>Default</ClipboardRedirection>
<vGPU>Enable</vGPU>
</Configuration>

This allows a microphone, camera, and a GPU to be passed through and give you the ability to copy and paste links. The microphone and speakers used in the virtual machine are the system defaults.

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