#Getting and configuring Docker binaries
In order to issue commands against remote Docker hosts (running the Docker daemon/engine) you will need to have a Docker client locally. This is a single executable file, which doesn't contain the Docker engine, it only acts as a client.
The Windows Docker binaries can be downloaded using the following URL pattern:
If you want a specific version of the Docker client for Windows you can insert the version number instead of "-latest" like so:
Version 1.8.1: https://get.docker.com/builds/Windows/i386/docker-1.8.1.exe 64bit version of 1.8.1 https://get.docker.com/builds/Windows/x86_64/docker-1.8.1.exe
Also download Docker Machine, which will be used some of the exercises. You can find the Docker Machine binaries on the github page for Machine https://github.com/docker/machine/releases.
Once downloaded check that the file isn't Blocked, then rename it to Docker.exe (rename the Docker Machine binary to docker-machine.exe) and place it in a known location like
Then add it to the Windows PATH by adding
;C:\Docker to the existing PATH, which you can find by going to Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings
Advanced (tab) > Environment Variables (button) > System Variables
Alternatively, run the following command from your Command Line Prompt (cmd.exe):