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Can't run an ubuntu container on windows server 2019


I want to run an ubuntu container on a windows 2019 server

Below is the configuration for the VM.

I followed the instructions here:

When I try to run ubuntu I get:

PS C:\Users***> docker run -it ubuntu
Unable to find image ‘ubuntu:latest’ locally
latest: Pulling from library/ubuntu
C:\Program Files\Docker\docker.exe: no matching manifest for windows/amd64 10.0.17763 in the manifest list entries.
See ‘C:\Program Files\Docker\docker.exe run --help’.

Now I’ve seen some issues on github about this and they suggested to run dockerd with in experimental mode.

I tried to run this: dockerd.exe -D --experimental -H “npipe:////./pipe//docker_lcow” --data-root c:\lcow but it doesn’t make any difference.

What do I need to do to make this work:


OS Name Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter
Version 10.0.17763 Build 17763
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU None
Processor Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2673 v4 @ 2.30GHz, 2295 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Microsoft Corporation Hyper-V UEFI Release v2.0, 8/26/2016
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BaseBoard Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
BaseBoard Product Virtual Machine
BaseBoard Version Hyper-V UEFI Release v2.0