Part 3: Download Windows Images For Docker

In this article, I’ll show you how to download Windows Sever Container Images and use them with Docker Container.

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In this article I’ll download two Windows Images:

  • Windows Server Core 2016
  • Windows Nano Server 2016

Please see the table below for supported Base Images and container hosts (taken from MS Website)

To download the Images, Open PowerShell or ISE with Docker and run the cmdlets below to Download the two Windows Images (make sure you have enough disk space)

docker pull microsoft/windowsservercore
docker pull microsoft/nanoserver

At this stage, Windows will download and extract the Images

When done you can type the line below to check all available Images

Docker Images

Next, I’ll download the Nano Server Image

docker pull microsoft/nanoserver