Launch Windows Sandbox with Winget Enabled

WinGet is not available in the sandbox by default, but you can do that by creating your own .wsb file:

<Configuration>
	<MappedFolders>
		<MappedFolder>
			<HostFolder>c:\software\sandbox</HostFolder>
			<SandboxFolder>c:\software</SandboxFolder>
		</MappedFolder>
		<MappedFolder>
			<HostFolder>C:\Users\alone\Downloads</HostFolder>
			<SandboxFolder>C:\Users\WDAGUtilityAccount\Downloads</SandboxFolder>
			<ReadOnly>true</ReadOnly>
		</MappedFolder>
	</MappedFolders>
	<LogonCommand>
		<Command>powershell -executionpolicy unrestricted -command "start powershell {-noexit -file C:\software\boot.ps1}"</Command>
	</LogonCommand>
</Configuration>

This file will execute boot.ps1 on sandbox login, which is placed into c:\software\sandbox on the host machine and here is the content:

cd ~

Write-Host "installing winget..."
$ProgressPreference='Silent'
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri https://github.com/microsoft/winget-cli/releases/download/v1.3.2691/Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle -OutFile .\Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri https://aka.ms/Microsoft.VCLibs.x64.14.00.Desktop.appx -OutFile Microsoft.VCLibs.x64.14.00.Desktop.appx
Add-AppxPackage Microsoft.VCLibs.x64.14.00.Desktop.appx
Add-AppxPackage Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_8wekyb3d8bbwe.msixbundle

sandbox

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