Docker for Windows Server Containters - Demo with Teamspeak Server 3
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Install the Docker-Microsoft PackageManagement Provider from the PowerShell Gallery.

Install-Module -Name DockerMsftProvider -Repository PSGallery -Force

Install the latest version of Docker.

Install-Package -Name docker -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider

Restart the computer

Restart-Computer -Force

Running a container

Running the .net Demo image

docker run microsoft/dotnet-samples:dotnetapp-nanoserver

Running the IIS Demo image with a port forward

docker run -d --name test-iis -p 80:80 microsoft/iis

Creating a container manually

Run the Windows Server Core image and install TS3

docker run -it --name test-container -p 9987:9987/udp microsoft/windowsservercore powershell.exe

Open an additional command prompt

docker cp C:\Temp\ test-container:c:\

Back in the container session

Extract-Archive C:\temp\ C:\
Set-Location C:\teamspeak3-server
Get-Childitem C:\teamspeak3-server\logs | % {Get-Content $_.FullName}

Connect to your teamspeak server! If you're in Azure you will need to open up 9987/udp in your network security group.

Save the image for redeployment

docker commit test-container manual-ts3

Building a container with Dockerfile

Create and save a file called Dockerfile in C:\DockerTS3 folder

Dockerfile content:


FROM microsoft/windowsservercore


RUN powershell.exe -Command `
    Write-Host "Running as user: $($ENV:UserName)"; `
    Expand-Archive .\ C:\

EXPOSE 9987/udp

ENTRYPOINT powershell.exe -Command `
    Write-Host "Starting TS3" ; `
    Set-Location "C:\teamspeak3-server_win64"; `
    .\ts3server.exe ; `
    Start-Sleep 1 ; `
    $Logs = Get-ChildItem "C:\teamspeak3-server_win64\logs" ; `
    foreach ($Log in $Logs) {Get-Content $Log.fullname} ; `
    $Proc = Get-Process ts3server ; `
    $Proc ; `
    While ($Proc) { Start-Sleep 60 ; $Proc = Get-Process ts3server}

The above Dockerfile does the following:

  • FROM uses microsoft/windowsservercore as a base image.
  • COPY copies the installation file from the host to the image.
  • RUN unpacks the teamspeak server files
  • EXPOSE sets the default teamspeak server port as a default port. This means using the -P switch in docker run will open the port from the host.
  • ENTRYPOINT this sets the default command to run when a container is built from the image. This is not run when building the image, only at runtime. The powershell code starts ts3 server and then outputs the log files containing server keys to the docker log. Once running, the script goes into a loop and will automatically end (and stop the container) if the ts3server process dies.

Build Instructions

Copy your teamspeak3 server zip file to the C:\DockerTS3 folder

Build the image

cd C:\DockerTS3
docker build -t dninjadave/ts3server .

Run a container based on the new image

docker run -d -p 9987:9987/udp --name newtest-ts3 dninjadave/ts3server

Output the logs to grab the teamspeak server keys

docker logs newtest-ts3

Upload your new container image to Docker Hub

Login to docker hub

docker login

Push your image

docker push dninjadave/ts3server

Remove the local copy of your image

docker rmi dninjadave/ts3server

Remove any old containers

docker ps -a
docker rm <Container ID>

Run your cloud image from anywhere

List current images and containers

docker images
docker ps -a

Run the image from docker hub

docker run -d -p 9987:9987/udp --name superts3 dninjadave/ts3server

Cache the image locally without running

docker pull dninjadave/ts3server

List current images and containers

docker images
docker ps -a

Additional options

Environment Variables

Kitematic General Tab


Kitematic Volumes Tab

Other network options

Kitematic Network Tab