Latest Windows Insider 19H1 build, new Windows Sandbox feature not working.

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by AshrafT, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. AshrafT

    AshrafT Bit Poster

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    Hi

    Not sure if this a Parallels or Microsoft issue. In the latest Windows Insider build 18305 there is a new feature called 'Windows Sandbox' which need to be enabled using the 'Turn windows features on and off' option.

    When trying to enabling it I get the attached error.
    How-come my Windows VM can use the Hyper-V feature that uses the CPU virtualisation and this feature is not working.

    Any info would be helpful to understand.

    Thanks
     

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  2. CarlosR10

    CarlosR10 Bit Poster

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    Seems like Sandbox is incompatible with Parallels due to presence of hypervisor, Windows Sandbox itself is a virtual machine, I suppose cannot run inside another virtual machine like Parallels.

    My question to Parallels's team is if can be a way of run Windows Sandbox or your software offers an alternative to Windows Sandbox (that is, a lightweight virtual machine, with no installation, and takes the same version of running Windows)
     
  3. CarlosR10

    CarlosR10 Bit Poster

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    PS:
    systeminfo.exe display me:
    Hyper-V Requirements: A hypervisor has been detected. Features required for Hyper-V will not be displayed.
     
  4. Ajith@Parallels

    Ajith@Parallels Parallels Support

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    If you have Parallels Desktop Pro or Business, you will have a nested virtualization option if it is enabled you can use VM's inside Parallels Desktop VM's.
     
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  5. CarlosR10

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    Thanks very much. Yes, I have Pro. I will try this option to test Windows Sandbox. Warm regards!
     
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