Docker - Installation Docker for Windows on Windows 10

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1 - About

In Windows 10, you install docker with Docker for Windows.

The installation provides:


3 - Steps

3.1 - Host

In the settings change the resource of the host

Docker for Windows requires Microsoft Hyper-V to run. The Docker for Windows installer enables Hyper-V for you and VirtualBox no longer works. These VMs cannot be used side-by-side with Docker for Windows.

I have learned that there is:

The host:

  • use named MobyLinuxVM
  • use the iso (C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Resources\docker-for-win.iso)
  • store its disk of 60Gb at (C:\Users\Public\Documents\Hyper-V\Virtual Hard Disks\MobyLinuxVM.vhdx)

  • is accessible through localhost because of the DockerNat Network adapter

3.2 - Security

All Windows accounts use the same VM to build and run containers. Containers and images created with Docker for Windows are then shared between all user accounts.

3.3 - Shared drive

3.4 - Kitematic

Kitematic Installation:

  • Choose Kitematic, on the Docker for windows menu
  • Download the zip file and unzip it at C:\Program Files\Docker\Kitematic

3.5 - Credential

Docker use external credential helper that are by default installed with windows (at C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\bin)

They follows the same file pattern: docker-credential-xxxxx.exe

You set the xxxxx in the configuration file located at C:\Users\username\.docker\config.json in the property credsStore


More see Credentials Store


4 - Support

4.1 - Mount denied: The source path doesn't exist and is not known to Docker

On Windows 10

docker: Error response from daemon: Mount denied:
The source path "D:/tmp"
doesn't exist and is not known to Docker.
See 'docker run --help'.


  • A Firewall was added
  • or The credentials for the mount have expired, reset them

5 - Documentation / Reference