In this post, I want to show you how to install Docker on Windows Server 2016/2019. The process to install Docker in Windows Server is easy with the help of the PowerShell module of the OneGet provider.
Install Docker #
To install the Docker-Microsoft PackageManagement Provider from the PowerShell Gallery. Run the following PowerShell commands as administrator.
Install-Module ` -Name DockerMsftProvider ` -Repository PSGallery ` -Force
Install-Package ` -Name docker ` -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider
Restart-Computer ` -Force
Verify the Docker installation #
After installing the Docker package, you can run the following commands to verify that the installation was successful.
Windows Feature #
To verify that the container feature is enabled, we will use the cmdlet Get-WindowsFeature with the following syntax:
Get-WindowsFeature ` -Name Containers
Docker Version #
Docker Properties #
Deploy a Test Container #
Now that we have completed the installation and verified that everything is working correctly, we can run the first Windows container on Docker. Use the docker run command with the following syntax to download a sample image from the Docker Hub and deploy a container that runs a .Net “Hello World” application.
### Host version: Windows Server 2016 docker run microsoft/dotnet-samples:dotnetapp-nanoserver-sac2016 ### Host version: Windows Server 2019 docker run microsoft/dotnet-samples:dotnetapp-nanoserver-1809
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