Container cmdlets in powershell do not exitst in Windows Server 2016 TP3 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi 

    I installed Windows Server 2016 TP3 on my local machine to play around with containers. 

    After installing the OS I also enabled the containers feature. I was following the steps mentioned to enable containers as mentioned here ( The script gets stuck at the Install-ContainerOSImage step. I checked the powershell "shell" for container cmdlets and none of them seem to exist in the shell. 

    Has anyone else seen this issue ? Any clues as to how to enable containers in Windows Server 2016 TP3 ?

    Appreciate your help and comments.



    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 11:39 PM

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  • I recently did this and there were no installation failures with the installation script.

    Can you please share the errors?

    That might give better insight into what the trip up is / was.

    Brian Ehlert
    Learn. Apply. Repeat.

    Thursday, September 3, 2015 2:38 PM
  • If you run Get-WindowsFeature -Name "*Container*", does it show as Installed?

    When installed, the Containers PowerShell module should also light up, get-command -module containers

    Not sure how you enabled the feature, but in earlier builds there has been some issues with the GUI experience, so I recommend you to enable container feature using PowerShell. Also, Windows Server Server Core is the supported host OS for containers in this build.


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: )

    Sunday, September 6, 2015 11:30 AM
  • Also, are you running Server Core (as opposed to full server with UI)?
    Friday, September 18, 2015 4:51 PM
  • Looks like it's gone,

    Friday, October 14, 2016 1:32 PM