1. Windows Server 2016 Docker Install Offline
  2. Install Docker On Windows Server 2016
  3. Windows Server 2016 Docker Install

For Windows developers and IT-pros, the most exciting new Windows feature is containers, and containers on Windows Server 2016 are powered by Docker. This blog post details the technical innovations that went into making Docker containers run natively on Windows and attempts to explain the significance of the achievement. Before you can get started with the SQL Server 2016 Express Edition image, you’ll need a Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 host with the latest updates, the Windows Container feature enabled, and the Docker engine. Please find the details for each of these requirements below. Get a Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10 host.

This multi-part blog series will show how to configure, build, and run Docker containers on Windows. The first part showed how to setup Windows Server 2016 on Virtual Box for Docker Containers. This part will install the operating system images and configure Docker. Instructions are available at msdn.microsoft.com/virtualization/windowscontainers/deployment/deployment.

Install Windows Server 2016 Container Feature

Start PowerShell:

Install the container feature:

Windows Server 2016 Docker Install Offline


Restart the Virtual Machine:

Install Windows Server 2016 Base Docker Image

Base operating system can be installed using ContainerImage PowerShell module. Install the module as:

See the list of operating system images that are available:

Install Docker On Windows Server 2016

Install the Windows Server Core base OS image:

Install Docker on Windows Server 2016

Download the script to install Docker:

Windows Server 2016 Docker Install

Windows server 2016 install docker desktop

Run the script:
Boot camp assistant stuck downloading windows support software.

Check Docker version:


Check the list of images and tag the base OS image to latest:
Check docker --help command:


Subsequent blogs will show how other fun things with Docker on Windows Server 2016!

Some further topics to read …

  • Windows Server Containers – Quick Start
  • Getting Started with Docker for Java developers
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