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Instructions for Server 2019 Installation

If you happen to have a Server 2019 box up and running, here are the instructions to install Docker Enterprise and Docker-compose.

All commands are run from PowerShell.


Need to have both Hyper-V and Containers features installed on the server.

Install-WindowsFeature -Name Hyper-V,Containers -IncludeAllSubFeature -IncludeManagementTools

Once installed, reboot.

Restart-Computer -Force

Install Docker Enterprise

Install-Module DockerMSFTProvider

Import-Module -Name DockerMSFTProvider -Force
Import-Packageprovider -Name DockerMSFTProvider -Force

Install-Package -Name Docker -Source DockerDefault

Enable Linux Containers

[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("LCOW_SUPPORTED", "1", "Machine")

Create Daemon Config File

This creates a new daemon.json file. If you already have one, then just edit it to add the "experimental": true value

$configfile = @"
"experimental": true
$configfile | Out-File -FilePath C:\ProgramData\docker\config\daemon.json -Encoding ascii -Force

Install Linux Kernel

Invoke-WebRequest -Uri "" -UseBasicParsing -OutFile
Expand-Archive -DestinationPath "$Env:ProgramFiles\Linux Containers\."

Install Docker-compose

$dockerComposeVersion = "1.26.2"
Invoke-WebRequest "$dockerComposeVersion/docker-compose-Windows-x86_64.exe" -UseBasicParsing -OutFile $Env:ProgramFiles\docker\docker-compose.exe

Get the code and start the server