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Unable to install Docker 3.0.0 onto new Windows Server 2019 Datacenter VM

Expected behavior

Installation of Docker Desktop onto Windows Server 2019 completes without issue.

Actual behavior

Towards the end of the install process, the docker service “fails to start in a timely fashion” and the entire install process is rolled back (except for the windows service which is not removed)

Information

Below is the contents of install-log.txt (it does not give any useful information):

Started on: 2020/12/18 13:20:52.776
File: C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Docker\install-log.txt
CommandLine: “C:\Users\user\Desktop\Docker Desktop Installer.exe”
[13:20:52.792][ManifestAndExistingInstallationLoader] No install path specified, looking for default installation registry key
[13:20:52.792][Program] No installation found
[13:20:52.886][InstallWorkflow] Using package: res:DockerDesktop
[13:20:52.886][InstallWorkflow] Downloading
[13:21:02.214][InstallWorkflow] Extracting manifest
[13:21:04.132][InstallWorkflow] Manifest found: version=50684, displayVersion=3.0.0, channelUrl=https://desktop.docker.com/win/stable/appcast.xml
[13:21:04.133][InstallWorkflow] Checking prerequisites
[13:21:05.110][InstallWorkflow] Prompting for optional features
[13:21:11.067][InstallWorkflow] Unpacking artifacts
[13:23:27.010][InstallWorkflow] Deploying component CommunityInstaller.CreateGroupAction
[13:23:27.121][InstallWorkflow] Deploying component CommunityInstaller.AddToGroupAction
[13:23:27.130][InstallWorkflow] Deploying component CommunityInstaller.EnableFeaturesAction
[13:23:29.224][InstallWorkflow] Deploying component CommunityInstaller.ServiceAction
[13:23:29.228][InstallWorkflow-ServiceAction] Removing service
[13:23:29.234][InstallWorkflow-ServiceAction] Creating service
[13:23:59.288][InstallWorkflow] Installation failed
Exception type: System.Exception, Exception message: Component CommunityInstaller.ServiceAction failed: Failed to start service: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion, StackTrace:
at CommunityInstaller.InstallWorkflow.d__29.MoveNext()
— End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown —
at System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw()
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at CommunityInstaller.InstallWorkflow.d__23.MoveNext()
[13:23:59.292][InstallWorkflow] Rollbacking component CommunityInstaller.EnableFeaturesAction
[13:23:59.294][InstallWorkflow] Rollbacking component CommunityInstaller.AddToGroupAction
[13:23:59.296][InstallWorkflow] Rollbacking component CommunityInstaller.CreateGroupAction
[13:23:59.298][InstallWorkflow] Rollbacking component CommunityInstaller.UnpackArtifactsStep
[13:23:59.307][FileSystem] Deleting C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker
[13:23:59.703][FileSystem] Deleted C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker successfully
[13:23:59.704][InstallWorkflow] Rollbacking component CommunityInstaller.ExtractManifestStep
[13:23:59.705][InstallWorkflow] Rollbacking component CommunityInstaller.DownloadStep

I cannot find any useful information in event viewer either, and as far as I am aware all prerequisites for Docker Desktop have been installed. I have also tried using an earlier version of Docker Desktop (2.5.0.0) which failed at the same step. I am running the .exe as an administrator.

Steps to reproduce the behavior

Attempt and installation of Docker Desktop 3.0.0 onto a new Windows Server 2019 VM