The latest stable version of the Edge browser allows administrators to configure certain browser capabilities via Administrative Templates. It includes new policies that IT admins can use to enable or disable certain features. For example, there’s a new policy that allows the Audio to run in a sandbox. So, let’s see how to enable Audio Sandbox in the Edge browser.
Audio Sandbox capability in Edge Browser is also intended to give enterprises flexibility to disable the audio sandbox if they use security software setups that interfere with the sandbox.
Enable Audio Sandbox in Edge browser
If you enable this policy, the audio process will run sandboxed. Conversely, if you choose to disable this policy, the audio process will run unsandboxed and the WebRTC audio-processing module will run in the renderer process. This may leave users open to security risks related to running the audio subsystem unsandboxed. There are 2 ways through which you can enable Audio Sandbox in the Edge browser.
- Enable Audio Sandbox via Group Policy Management Console
- Enable Audio Sandbox via Registry Editor
If you don’t configure this policy, the default configuration for the audio sandbox will be used, which might differ based on the platform.
1] Enable Audio Sandbox via Registry Editor
Open Registry Editor. For this, press Win+R in combination to bring up the Run dialog box. Type ‘regedit‘ in the empty field of the box and pres ‘Enter’.
When the Registry Editor window opens, navigate to the following path address –
Look for the following entry in the right-pane – AudioSandboxEnabled.
Double-click on the key and enter the Value data as 1.
That’s it! This way you can enable Audio Sandbox in Edge browser
2] Enable Audio Sandbox via Group Policy Management Console
Open Group Policy Management console.
Navigate to ‘Policies’ > ‘Administrative Templates’ folder.
The administrative templates are available on the Microsoft Edge Enterprise landing page and can be enabled on Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise only. Visit this link and click on the Get Policy Files link.
After downloading and installing them, open Group Policy Editor and expand the folder and select ‘Microsoft Edge’ folder.
In the right-pane, double-click ‘Allow the audio sandbox to run’.
Click Enabled, and then click OK.
Windows 10 Home lacks the Group Policy Editor so, this policy cannot be configured on such systems.
Related read: How to enable Windows Sandbox in Windows 10.