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Install a Docker image from the online Package repository

The Docker installer for Windows is now available in an online package repository. They can be found and installed using the Docker provider of PackageManagement (a.k.a. OneGet) PowerShell module. The provider needs to be installed before using it. The following PowerShell cmdlets can be used to install the provider.

Step 1: Install the OneGet docker provider
  1. Import-Module -Name DockerMsftProvider -Force
  2. Import-Packageprovider -Name DockerMsftProvider -Force
Step 2: Install Docker

New installation:
Install-Package -Name docker -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider -Verbose

Upgrade to the latest version of docker:
Install-Package -Name docker -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider -Verbose -Update

Once the provider is installed and imported, you can search, download, or install Docker using OneGet PowerShell cmdlets:

  • Find-Package
  • Save-Package
  • Install-Package
  • Uninstall-Package
  • Get-Package

Register a source

Register an URL to be used with DockerMsftProvider
Register-PackageSource -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider -Name AlternateSource -Location
Enlist all the registered sources
Get-PackageSource -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider

Search a Docker installer

Example 1: Find the latest version of all available Docker installers.
Find-Package -providerName DockerMsftProvider
Example 2: Search by version, according to -RequiredVersion, -MinimumVersion, and -MaximumVersion requirements. With -AllVersions parameter, all available versions of Docker installers are returned. Without it, only the latest version is returned.
Find-Package -providerName DockerMsftProvider -AllVersions

Install docker

Example 1: Install the latest version of docker to the local machine.
Install-Package -Name docker -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider -Verbose
Example 2: Install docker with pipeline result from the search cmdlets.
Find-Package -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider | Install-Package -Verbose

Download Docker

You can download and save Docker installer without installation, using Save-Package. This cmdlet accepts pipeline result from the search cmdlets. If you have multiple sources, please provide the source for download.

Example 1: Download and save Docker installer to a directory that matches the wildcard path. The latest version will be saved if you do not specify the version requirements.
Save-Package -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider -Name Docker -Path .\temp -MinimumVersion 1.2.3
Example 2: Download and save Docker installer from the search cmdlets.
Find-package -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider | Save-Package -Path .

Get docker

Example 1: Inventory docker installation on the local machine.
 Get-Package -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider

Uninstall docker

Uninstalls Docker from the local machine.

Example 1: Uninstall docker from the local machine.
Uninstall-Package -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider -Name dOcKeR -Verbose

Update docker

Updates current installation of docker with the requested version

Example 1: Update docker
Install-Package -Name docker -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider -Verbose -Update

Manual Steps

Once docker is installed, you will need to restart the machine
After the machine is restarted, docker service needs to be in the running state

After you have installed the required KB (KB3176936 or higher) you will need to restart the machine 


Version History

Initial release

Bug fixes

Bug fixes

Bug fixes

Public release

Added OS version check instead of KB check

Updated the restart message after install
Update the logging while uninstall

Fixed a bug in how dockerd was being registered as a service

Fixed a bug where system env vars would be mangled when installing/uninstalling Docker on top of another.
Fixed readme instruction formatting for easier copy/paste/execute

Fixed a bug where installation of Docker fails over a slow network connection.
Added more helpful error text towards failed installation attempts on Windows 10 client machines.


    1. Nuget binaries
    1. Update: KB3176936 or later needs to be installed on your machine

Not supported scenarios

    1. We use BITs for downloading purposes. Currently the following scenarios are not supported by BITs:
    • 1.1. Behind a proxy
    • 1.2. Powershell Direct
    • 1.3. SSH remoting
    • Note: Please use WinRM based Powershell Remoting.


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