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Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

In this blog, we will show you the Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core using Powershell commands.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows 2016 Server Core VM
  • Docker Setup Files

 

ENABLE REMOTE DESKTOP

 

INSTALLING WINDOWS UPDATE

  • Login to the Server Core VM through RDP.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

  • To install the windows update, type sconfig command.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

Note: Make sure that Internet Connection is enabled for this VM

 

  • It will display the list of server configuration option. Type number 6 and press Enter.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

  • From the pop-up window, type A to install all the updates then press Enter.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

  • It will show the list of updates that need to be installed in the VM. We have already installed all the updates in that VM for this demo. Make sure the VM is up to date.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

  • Press Enter to return to the main window and type 15 to exit this configuration page.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

INSTALLING NUGET PROVIDER

  • Change the command prompt window to Powershell.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

  • Also, make sure that the PowerShell window is running as administrator.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

  • Install the NuGet PowerShell module using the below command.

Install-Module -Name DockerMsftProvider -Repository PSGallery –Force

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

  • Type Y and press enter to install the NuGet Provider.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

  • It will take few minutes to complete the installation process.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

  • It will display the PowerShell prompt once the installation is completed.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

INSTALLING DOCKER SERVICE

  • Execute the below command to install the Docker Service.

Install-Package -Name docker -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider –verbose

 

  • Type A and press Enter to trust the Docker Package.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

  • It will install the windows containers feature along with docker service in the server. We need to reboot the server to complete the installation.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

  • Reboot the server core machine using the below command.

shutdown -r -t 0

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

ENABLING DOCKER SERVICE

  • Once the server is back to online, type the below command from the PowerShell window to get the status of docker service.

get-service docker

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

  • Start the docker service using the below command.

start-service docker

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

VERIFICATION

  • The default location of docker.exe  is c:\program files\docker folder.

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

  • Check the docker version using the below command.

docker version

Steps to Install Docker on Windows 2016 Server Core

 

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Thanks for reading this blog. We hope it was useful for you to learn to install the docker service on windows 2016 server core edition.

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