Windows container providers

Containers are a new feature in Windows 2016. I was preparing for my talk at the WinOps conference next week – http://winops.org/ – and realised I needed the container OS image for nano server

I discovered that there are 2 container image providers available through the PowerShell gallery.

In TP4 I used the ContainerProvider provider. That still exists BUT only supplies the TP4 images

PS>  ContainerProvider\Find-ContainerImage | ft -a

Name              Version      Source Description
—-              ——-      —— ———–
NanoServer        10.0.10586.0        Container OS Image of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 : Nano Server Installation
WindowsServerCore 10.0.10586.0        Container OS Image of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview : Windows Server Core Installation

If you want the TP5 images you have to use the ContainerImage provider

PS>  ContainerImage\Find-ContainerImage | ft -a

Name              Version         Source                Summary
—-              ——-         ——                ——-
NanoServer        10.0.14300.1010 ContainerImageGallery Container OS Image of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 : Nano Server I…
WindowsServerCore 10.0.14300.1000 ContainerImageGallery Container OS Image of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 : Windows Serve…

This isn’t very satisfactory and will cause lots of confusion in the long term. I just hope we’re not getting a new provider with every new version of Windows 2016

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