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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Docker Engine, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Docker Engine, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Docker Engine, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade docker-engine -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade docker-engine -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install docker-engine
    name: docker-engine
    version: '26.0.1'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'docker-engine' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '26.0.1'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller docker-engine
    Name     = "docker-engine"
    Version  = "26.0.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'docker-engine':
  ensure   => '26.0.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 19 Apr 2024.


Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. This package contains the docker engine for Windows to run Windows containers on Windows hosts.

NOTE: Docker engine for Windows is is simply the service to run containers. You might want to have a look at the "docker-desktop" package for better usability.

From v23 docker engine is installed into $env:ProgramFiles\docker (the default docker location). A shim is still generated for the docker cli.

Package Specific

This package by default creates the group docker-users and adds the installing user to it, you can customise this with package parameters. In order to communicate with docker you will need to log out and back in.

Please Note: The docker engine requires the Windows Features: Containers and Microsoft-Hyper-V to be installed in order to function correctly. You can install these with the chocolatey command:
choco install Containers Microsoft-Hyper-V --source windowsfeatures

Package Parameters

The following package parameters can be set:

  • /DockerGroup: - Name of the user group for using docker - defaults to "docker-users"
  • /noAddGroupUser - Prevent adding the current user to the DockerGroup
  • /StartService - Automatically start (or restart) the docker service after install (or upgrade)

To pass parameters, use --params "''" (e.g. choco install docker-engine [other options] --params="'/DockerGroup:my-docker-group /noAddGroupUser'").
To have choco remember parameters on upgrade, be sure to set choco feature enable -n=useRememberedArgumentsForUpgrades.

Please Note: If you change the DockerGroup having previously installed docker-engine, the daemon.json config file will not be overwritten, you will need to manually update it.

# This runs in 0.9.10+ before upgrade and uninstall.
# Use this file to do things like stop services prior to upgrade or uninstall.
# NOTE: It is an anti-pattern to call chocolateyUninstall.ps1 from here. If you
#  need to uninstall an MSI prior to upgrade, put the functionality in this
#  file without calling the uninstall script. Make it idempotent in the
#  uninstall script so that it doesn't fail when it is already uninstalled.
# NOTE: For upgrades - like the uninstall script, this script always runs from
#  the currently installed version, not from the new upgraded package version.

$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
. "$toolsDir\helper.ps1"

If ((Test-OurDockerd) -AND (Test-DockerdRunning))
  #Shutdown and unregister service for upgrade
  Write-output "Stopping docker service..."
  Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -Statements "stop docker" "C:\Windows\System32\sc.exe"
  Start-Sleep -seconds 3
  If (-not (Test-DockerdStopped))
    Throw "Could not stop the docker service, please stop manually and retry this package."

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
. "$toolsDir\helper.ps1"

$url = "https://download.docker.com/win/static/stable/x86_64/docker-26.0.1.zip" # download url, HTTPS preferred

$pp = Get-PackageParameters

If ( !$pp.DockerGroup ) {
    $pp.DockerGroup = "docker-users"

$dockerdPath = Join-Path $env:ProgramFiles "docker\dockerd.exe"
$groupUser = $env:USER_NAME

$packageArgs = @{
    PackageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    UnzipLocation = $env:ProgramFiles
    Url           = $url

    # You can also use checksum.exe (choco install checksum) and use it
    # e.g. checksum -t sha256 -f path\to\file
    Checksum      = '4CCCB5FF24D2C8AA8F4D26E23215FF8A5AC29273FB4CD35F800F51B9DEE2F5A9'
    ChecksumType  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs # https://chocolatey.org/docs/helpers-install-chocolatey-zip-package

Install-BinFile -Name "docker" -Path "$env:ProgramFiles\docker\docker.exe"

# Set up user group for non admin usage
If (net localgroup | Select-String $($pp.DockerGroup) -Quiet) {
    Write-Host "$($pp.DockerGroup) group already exists"
Else {
    net localgroup $($pp.DockerGroup) /add /comment:"Users of Docker"
If ( !$pp.noAddGroupUser ) {
    If (net localgroup $($pp.DockerGroup) | Select-String $groupUser -Quiet) {
        Write-Host "$groupUser already in $($pp.DockerGroup) group"
    Else {
        Write-Host "Adding $groupUser to $($pp.DockerGroup) group, you will need to log out and in to take effect"
        net localgroup $($pp.DockerGroup) $groupUser /add

# Write config
$daemonConfig = @{"group" = $($pp.DockerGroup) }
$daemonFolder = "$env:ProgramData\docker\config\"
$daemonFile = Join-Path $daemonFolder "daemon.json"
If (Test-Path $daemonFile) {
    Write-Host "Config file '$daemonFile' already exists, not overwriting"
Else {
    If (-not (Test-Path $daemonFolder)) {
        New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path $daemonFolder
    $jsonContent = $daemonConfig | ConvertTo-Json -Depth 10
    $Utf8NoBomEncoding = New-Object System.Text.UTF8Encoding $False
    [IO.File]::WriteAllLines($daemonFile, $jsonContent, $Utf8NoBomEncoding)

# From v23 the package is now installed in Program Files. So clean up old files/service from tools
If (Test-Path "$toolsDir\docker") {
    Write-output "Cleaning up old docker files..."
    Remove-Item "$toolsDir\docker" -Recurse -Force
If (Test-OurOldDockerd) {
    Write-output "Unregistering old docker service..."
    Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -Statements "delete docker" "C:\Windows\System32\sc.exe"

# Install service if not already there, conflict check at start also means no others.
If (-not (Test-OurDockerd)) {
    $scArgs = "create docker binpath= `"$dockerdPath --run-service`" start= auto displayname= `"$($env:ChocolateyPackageTitle)`""
    Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -Statements "$scArgs" "C:\Windows\System32\sc.exe"

If (!$pp.StartService) {
    Write-Host "$($env:ChocolateyPackageTitle) service created, start with: `sc start docker` "
Else {
    Write-output "Starting docker service..."
    Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -Statements "start docker" "C:\Windows\System32\sc.exe"

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
. "$toolsDir\helper.ps1"

If (Test-OurDockerd)
  Write-output "Unregistering docker service..."
  Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -Statements "delete docker" "C:\Windows\System32\sc.exe"

Uninstall-BinFile -Name "docker"
Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage $env:ChocolateyPackageName "docker-$($env:ChocolateyPackageVersion).zip"

$EditionId = (Get-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion' -Name 'EditionID').EditionId
$RunningOnNano = $False
If ($EditionId -ilike '*Nano*') {
  $RunningOnNano = $True

Function Test-ServicePath ($ServiceEXE, $FolderToCheck)
  if ($RunningOnNano) {
    #The NANO TP5 Compatible Way:
    Return ([bool](@(wmic service | Where-Object {$_ -ilike "*$ServiceEXE*"}) -ilike "*$FolderToCheck*"))
    #The modern way:
    Return ([bool]((Get-WmiObject win32_service | Where-Object {$_.PathName -ilike "*$ServiceEXE*"} | Select-Object -expand PathName) -ilike "*$FolderToCheck*"))

Function Test-OurDockerd
  return (Test-ServicePath 'dockerd.exe' "$env:ProgramFiles") -Or (Test-ServicePath 'dockerd.exe' "$toolsDir")

Function Test-OurOldDockerd
  return Test-ServicePath 'dockerd.exe' "$toolsDir"

Function Test-DockerdConflict
  If (-not (Test-OurDockerd) -AND (sc.exe query docker | Select-String 'SERVICE_NAME: docker' -Quiet))
    $ExistingDockerInstancePath = Get-ItemProperty hklm:\system\currentcontrolset\services\* | Where-Object {($_.ImagePath -ilike '*dockerd.exe*')} | Select-Object -expand ImagePath
    Throw "You have requested that the docker service be installed, but this system appears to have an instance of an docker service configured for another folder ($ExistingDockerInstancePath). You will need to remove that instance of Docker to use the one that comes with this package."

Function Test-DockerdRunning
  return [bool](C:\Windows\System32\sc.exe query docker | Select-String 'RUNNING' -Quiet)

Function Test-DockerdStopped
  return [bool](C:\Windows\System32\sc.exe query docker | Select-String 'STOPPED' -Quiet)

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Docker Engine 648 Friday, March 1, 2024 Approved
Docker Engine 25.0.3 2210 Wednesday, February 7, 2024 Approved
Docker Engine 25.0.2 1027 Thursday, February 1, 2024 Approved
Docker Engine 25.0.1 735 Wednesday, January 24, 2024 Approved
Docker Engine 25.0.0 292 Monday, January 22, 2024 Approved
Docker Engine 3181 Friday, December 1, 2023 Approved
Docker Engine 24.0.7 1326 Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Approved
Docker Engine 24.0.6 5985 Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Approved
Docker Engine 24.0.4 10116 Friday, July 14, 2023 Approved
Docker Engine 24.0.1 2778 Monday, May 22, 2023 Approved
Docker Engine 24.0.0 295 Wednesday, May 17, 2023 Approved
Docker Engine 23.0.6 261 Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Approved
Docker Engine 23.0.5 734 Tuesday, May 2, 2023 Approved
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Docker Engine 23.0.3 824 Wednesday, April 5, 2023 Approved
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Docker Engine 23.0.1 2103 Friday, February 10, 2023 Approved
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Docker Engine 20.10.24 168 Wednesday, April 5, 2023 Approved
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Docker Engine 20.10.20 2133 Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Approved
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Docker Engine 20.10.10 497 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Approved
Docker Engine 20.10.9 444 Thursday, October 21, 2021 Approved
Docker Engine 20.10.8 739 Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Approved

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