How to Install Docker on Windows Server

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

Once the installation of DockerMsftProvider is complete, Use the Install-Package cmdlet with the following syntax to install Docker.

Docker Windows Server

Important: The provider enables the containers feature on your Server.

When the installation is complete, reboot the server. Run the following PowerShell command as administrator

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

Docker Version

To check the installed versions of docker, use the docker version command.

docker-version

Docker Properties

And finally, to confirm the Docker client-engine communication is working fine, run the command docker info.

docker-info

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.

Docker Windows Server

If you want to know more about Windows containers, check out this link:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/windowscontainers/about/