How to run docker on Windows Server 2022 Preview?

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I installed Windows Server 2022 Preview Build 20298, and it does not seem to include the docker command. I would like to run "docker build" and "docker run" from PowerShell, but I get the error: "The term 'docker is not recognized...". 


Does anyone know how to install the docker command on Windows Server 2022 Preview?





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Tony - thanks for the interest!

A few steps here:
1) Set up your environment on that build, following the instructions here:

2) Given it's an Insider build, you may need this step as well:

3) Then you can run a command like this to get your Windows Server 2022 Preview container images:
docker pull

As a reference, these are Docker Hub Windows Server Base OS container image Insider release pages:

I am curious what your use cases will be. What features/technologies are you planning to try out?


@Weijuan Shi Davis Thanks for the response.


I tried following the instructions here:


However, I get an error on the first step (Install-Module -Name DockerMsftProvider -Repository PSGallery -Force):


PS C:\Users\Administrator> Install-Module -Name DockerMsftProvider -Repository PSGallery -Force

Get-PSGalleryApiAvailability : PowerShell Gallery is currently unavailable.  Please try again later.
At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\\PSModule.psm1:1748 char:9
+         Get-PSGalleryApiAvailability -Repository $Repository
+         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Get-PSGalleryApiAvailability], InvalidOperationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PowerShellGalleryUnavailable,Get-PSGalleryApiAvailability
NuGet provider is required to continue
PowerShellGet requires NuGet provider version '' or newer to interact with NuGet-based repositories. The NuGet
 provider must be available in 'C:\Program Files\PackageManagement\ProviderAssemblies' or
'C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\PackageManagement\ProviderAssemblies'. You can also install the NuGet provider by
 running 'Install-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -MinimumVersion -Force'. Do you want PowerShellGet to install
and import the NuGet provider now?

[Y] Yes  [N] No  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"):



BTW, the next step suggested here, installing "NuGet" fails as well, even though the connectivity to this system is fine:


[Y] Yes  [N] No  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"): Y

WARNING: Unable to download from URI '' to ''.
WARNING: Unable to download the list of available providers. Check your internet connection.
PackageManagement\Install-PackageProvider : No match was found for the specified search criteria for the provider
'NuGet'. The package provider requires 'PackageManagement' and 'Provider' tags. Please check if the specified package
has the tags.
At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\\PSModule.psm1:7468 char:21
+ ...     $null = PackageManagement\Install-PackageProvider -Name $script:N ...
+                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (Microsoft.Power...PackageProvider:InstallPackageProvider) [Install-Pac
   kageProvider], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NoMatchFoundForProvider,Microsoft.PowerShell.PackageManagement.Cmdlets.InstallPackagePro
PackageManagement\Import-PackageProvider : No match was found for the specified search criteria and provider name
'NuGet'. Try 'Get-PackageProvider -ListAvailable' to see if the provider exists on the system.
At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\\PSModule.psm1:7474 char:21
+ ...     $null = PackageManagement\Import-PackageProvider -Name $script:Nu ...
+                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (NuGet:String) [Import-PackageProvider], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NoMatchFoundForCriteria,Microsoft.PowerShell.PackageManagement.Cmdlets.ImportPackageProv
WARNING: Unable to download from URI '' to ''.
WARNING: Unable to download the list of available providers. Check your internet connection.
PackageManagement\Get-PackageProvider : Unable to find package provider 'NuGet'. It may not be imported yet. Try
'Get-PackageProvider -ListAvailable'.
At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\\PSModule.psm1:7478 char:30
+ ... tProvider = PackageManagement\Get-PackageProvider -Name $script:NuGet ...
+                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Microsoft.Power...PackageProvider:GetPackageProvider) [Get-PackageProvi
   der], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnknownProviderFromActivatedList,Microsoft.PowerShell.PackageManagement.Cmdlets.GetPacka
Install-Module : NuGet provider is required to interact with NuGet-based repositories. Please ensure that ''
or newer version of NuGet provider is installed.
At line:1 char:1
+ Install-Module PowerShellGet -RequiredVersion 2.2.4 -SkipPublisherChe ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Install-Module], InvalidOperationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CouldNotInstallNuGetProvider,Install-Module

PS C:\Users\Administrator



Any ideas what might be wrong?







Tony - I couldn't tell why this failed for you. Can you try spinning out another VM? I didn't have any trouble running the installation scripts either using a VM on Azure directly or downloading the VHDX file and spinning up a local VM.
Tony - I tried again today and was able to run it successfully.

I identified the problem. It turns out that our corporate Zscaler security was intercepting certificates, blocking Install-Module from connecting with PSGallery. I reconfigured the VM to use a bridged network instead of a NAT (which Zscaler controls), and I was able to install the docker packages. Everything is working correctly now. Thanks for your help!



Glad you figured it out!