After seeing a Docker presentation recently I decided to finally figure out how to get Docker working correctly on Windows. Luckily it worked out of the box fairly well but I did run into issues with Windows file path lengths and proxy issues. This series of article will documented how I got Docker working and overcame those issues.
To get started, you will need the docker toolkit. I followed the instructions on the Docker website to get the Docker Toolkit with Virtualbox installed. The instructions for Windows are at https://docs.docker.com/windows/. The instructions also have links to the Linux and Mac instructions. As I am a Windows user, I can only verify that this tutorial all worked under Windows.
Once you get the Docker toolkit installed you are probably wondering now what do I do. On the desktop, it installed a shortcut to the “Docker Quickstart Terminal”. This terminal will ensure that you have the base image that Docker uses for Virtualbox on Windows and you can run all of the Docker commands from this terminal.
Lets take a look at a few examples to get us started.
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