New Docker Windows images not able to pull with current Windows host

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15 May, 2019 03:53 PM

I'm using the "Visual Studio 2017" host image for my build for use with docker, and came across this error today when pulling the hello-world:nanoserver image with the docker CLI:

Windows version 10.0.17134-based image is incompatible with a 10.0.14393 host

After some reading, and checking the official hello-world docker hub page, they recently updated their build to depend on a newer version of Windows. Unfortunately, I can't seem to use older tags for this image, because it seems the image depends on a library/hello-world image, which also uses the newer Windows version.

Are you planning to upgrade the Windows host version any time soon?

  1. 1 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 15 May, 2019 05:53 PM

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    We actually recently introduced build image called Windows Server 2019which runs on Azure VMs with nested virtualization. It has both Docker CE to run Linux Docker instances, as well as WSL. Also it has various Server Core and Nano Server images. Usage example is here. Check this and this steps regarding Nano server.

    This image is available per request for free. Please let us know what AppVeyor account you need us to enable this image to -- I was not able to guess it by email you use to create this post.

  2. 2 Posted by johnkors on 13 Jun, 2019 09:18 PM

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    Experiencing the same issue. I'd like access to the `Windows Server 2019` image. Can you help out?

  3. 3 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 13 Jun, 2019 09:26 PM

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    Hi John,

    Sure, enabled.

  4. 4 Posted by johnkors on 14 Jun, 2019 12:17 PM

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    Thanks for the swift resolution, Ilya! Works perfectly.

  5. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 14 Jun, 2019 05:14 PM.

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