I’m trying to get Docker Desktop to start up on a virtual server running Windows Server 2019.
Unfortunately, it won’t start and reports this error in the log file:
[09:45:28.822][LifecycleClient ][Info ] Waiting for lifecycle-server for up to 00:03:00
and then this over and over:
[09:47:13.030][LifecycleClient ][Info ] Lifecycle-server is still down, will retry in 1s
[09:47:14.083][LifecycleClient ][Error ] HttpOS Client: Exception:The semaphore timeout period has expired.
I tried updating the “lifecycleTimeoutSeconds” in my C:\Users<user>\AppData\Roaming\Docker directory. I changed it to from 180 to a higher value and that still doesn’t fix the issue.
Does Docker Desktop even work on Windows Server 2019 standard edition? I can’t find any documentation that clearly says yes or no. Everything seems to indicate that I need Docker Engine - Enterprise.
If it’s supposed to work, what could be causing the timeout?