Docker for Windows Server

Manage and secure containerized Windows applications with Docker Enterprise Edition for Windows Server. Native Windows apps can now be built, shipped and run in containers that work on both Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10, making them more portable, easier to work on and simpler to run. Native Windows apps also have access to the same advanced container management features as Linux-based apps including image scanning, overlay networking, and Secrets management.

Use Docker with Windows Server 2016 to containerize complex legacy apps without re-coding and run them securely and isolated with less infrastructure and impact on other workloads. Or use Docker with Nano Server to modernize existing apps or build new microservices based apps that are more secure and can be deployed with extreme density.

Docker works the same way on Windows as it does on Linux: same Docker CLI, API, image format and Docker registry services support both Windows and Linux images side by side. This standard interface provides a consistent Docker experience across any platform.

Features and Benefits

  • Docker Enterprise Edition Basic for Windows Server is available for all Windows Server 2016 customers at no additional cost
  • Additional subscription tiers give Windows apps the same advanced container management features as Linux-based apps including image scanning, overlay networking, and Secrets management.
  • Eliminate conflicts of different versions of IIS/.NET to coexist on a single system with container isolation.
  • Complimentary with Hyper-V virtualization
  • Take advantage of new base images like Windows Server Core and Nano Server
  • Consistent Docker user experience use the same commands as Docker for Linux environments
  • Added isolation properties with Hyper V containers selected at runtime

Get Started

  • Enterprise Edition (EE)

    Docker EE Basic for Windows Server is available at no additional cost to all Windows Server 2016 customers. Technical support is aligned to the Microsoft support entitlement and provided by Microsoft. Upgrade to additional subscription tiers to get advanced container management features like image scanning and advanced access controls.

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