Installing Docker for Windows 10 Enterprise edition

This article helps you to install docker on window 10 enterprise edition. So first check which Windows edition you are using, for this right click on “This PC” and select properties. Refer below screenshot.

To download the docker for windows navigate to https://docker.com/ site and click on “Get Started” on top right. In the next page you can see 3 button to download the package for different OS.

Once you click on Download for Windows button, it navigate to next page and ask you to login. I recommend you to create an account because it helps you to access docker hub. Docker hub is a repository for docker images and it contains lot of official images and you can upload your own images.

After logged in click on blue “Get Docker” button and you can see download has started. Click on executable file and you can see a window like below.

Here we will use Linux containers so we do not tick on second box. Click ok to start installation.

Once the installation is completed it will ask you to logout and login.

After loged in, you can see a windows desktop icon for Docker is created. Double click on it, then below pop up window will open. Click “Ok” to proceed with the restart

After windows restart you can see a new pop up window saying “Docker Desktop is now up and running!”.

Login with your Docker hub username and password. To confirm docker service is started click on windows taskbar right side Show hidden icons. There you can see a docker icon. Right click on that icon helps you to get more information.

Now open windows command prompt to work with docker. Enter below command to display Docker version

docker version 

Download and run a docker image.

We have installed Docker service successfully on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition. Now we are ready to run a container. For this we use “hello-world” docker image. Execute below command to run “hello-world” container. This command pull docker image from docker hub and run in the terminal.

docker run hello-world

Yes, now we have installed Docker on windows 10 and ran a simple docker container.

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