InPrivate Desktop Sandboxing Technology coming to RS6


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Aug 30, 2012
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Microsoft Working on InPrivate Desktop Security Feature for Windows 10

Microsoft is working on a new Windows 10 feature called InPrivate Desktop and specifically supposed to let users in an enterprise network run apps in a sandboxed environment.

The new feature would work similarly to a virtual machine that automatically resets every time it’s closed, without letting content from untrusted sources to alter system files in any way.

This means InPrivate Desktop could become a testing platform for applications coming from third-party sources that could harm the system, all without risking any damage. For example, running software that may be infected wouldn’t have any impact on a target computer, all because its files would be stored in a sandboxed environment without access to system files.

Recent findings have shown that Microsoft plans to introduce this feature in Windows 10 Enterprise, and a report claims that there’s a good chance it would debut with Windows 10 Redstone 6 in the spring of 2019.


Level 35
Content Creator
Nov 19, 2014
Assuming it's easy to use and not annoying then it might be an option for a lot to separate each application. Doubt it will be the case though.
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Level 17
Content Creator
Nov 15, 2016
Would be cool indeed. Trying to convince my department over to Enterprise edition so we could possibly use this to our advantage in the future.


Level 24
Jan 31, 2018
Looks cool indeed. I still a bit confused as to how it will work. Will the pc be sandboxed all the time or just whatever app you are running?