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Docker settings for native windows 7 enterprise

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Question / Problem: 

Docker for windows is actually using virtual box to build a linux VM to run on windows.
For windows 7 it uses the docker toolbox download installer to emulate the system not the normal docker download installer. See the link below for information on docker toolbox:
https://docs.docker.com/toolbox/overview/

Download the lastest docker toolbox from: https://github.com/docker/toolbox/releases
Run the installer and make sure to check the box for installing virtual box.
After the installation is finished then run the Docker Quickstart desktop icon as Administrator.

Answer / Solution: 

If you see this message:
looks like something went wrong in step 'looking for vboxmanage.exe'

Make sure these environment variables are set:

These first four should be set already, if not use your machines settings:
setx DOCKER_CERT_PATH = "C:\Users\[user]\.docker\machine\machines\default
setx DOCKER_HOST = "tcp://[hostip:port]
setx DOCKER_MACHINE = C:\Program Files\Docker Toolbox\docker-machine.exe
setx DOCKER_TLS_VERIFY = 1

These three may need to be set manually:
setx DOCKER_TOOLBOX_INSTALL_PATH = "C:\Program Files\Docker Toolbox\\"   
setx DOCKER_TOOLBOX_INSTALLPATH = "C:\Program Files\Docker Toolbox\\"
setx VBOX_MSI_INSTALL_PATH = C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\\"     

Run the Docker Quickstart desktop icon as Administrator.

If you see this message:
looks like something went wrong in step 'checking status on default'

Make these network setting changes:

Go into network adaptor settings for the Vbox adapter(s) and uncheck VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver
Then go into Oracle virtual box and reboot the default VM. After reboot shut it down.
Go into network adaptor settings for the Vbox adapter(s) and check VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver

Then run the Quick start as Administrator

If it comes up run: docker run hello-world
You should see "Hello from Docker!" in the display.

 

Applies to:  

Product Version Category

Kapow 

RPA

10.3 and above Guide

 

Author:  Dave Marti

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