Part 1: How To Install Docker On Windows Nano Server 2016

In this Windows Nano Server 2016 article, I’ll show you how to Install the Docker Container Engine and run Windows Containers on Nano Server.

Running Docker on Windows Nano Server 2016 Is very difference than running it on regular Installation of Windows simply because you can’t manage the containers from the Nano Server PowerShell Session because Nano Server can’t redirect TTY terminal output.

As a result, In order to manage Docker on Nano Server, we need to use a remote client to communicate with the Docker Engine.

The first step below Will show you how to Install Docker on Windows Nano Server 2016, In part two of the article, I’ll show you how to Manage and deploy containers.

To get started, I’ll connect to my Nano Server using PowerShell Remote.

Please make, sure you have update 1607 for Nano Server Installed.

Once connected, I’ll run the two cmdlets, to Install Docker.

Install-Module -Name DockerMsftProvider -Repository PSGallery -Force
Install-Package -Name docker -ProviderName DockerMsftProvider

In the next, I’ll show you how to Install the remote Docker Client and manage the Docker host.

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