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HOW TO switch between Linux and Windows containers in Docker Enterprise Edition

This post describes the steps to switch between Linux and Windows containers in Docker Enterprise Edition

Out of the box, when you install Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) will run Windows containers. To switch between Windows and Linux containers you need to run the below PowerShell commands with elevated privileges:

To switch to Linux containers

[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("LCOW_SUPPORTED", "1", "Machine")

and then Restart docker service

Restart-Service docker

To switch to Windows containers

[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("LCOW_SUPPORTED", $null, "Machine")

and then Restart docker service

Restart-Service docker

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