Windows Containers Documentation

Windows Containers provide operating system level virtualization that allows multiple isolated applications to be run on a single system. Two different types of container runtime are included with the feature, each with a different degree of application isolation. Windows Server Containers achieve isolation through namespace and process isolation. Hyper-V Containers encapsulates each container in a light weight virtual machine. This documentation set provides quick start guides, deployment guides, and technical details on management operations.

Quick Start

Windows Server Quick Start

Windows 10 Quick Start


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