How to Setup Docker Compose on Windows Server in Azure/AWS/GCP

To run the Docker Compose on Windows Server in Azure, AWS or GCP, the best way is to install the Docker Compose image from the marketplace.  It comes fully configured as per the requirements to run Docker Compose in the cloud. Click on the links below to deploy into your environments

Getting Started


RDP into new server


Once you have deployed Docker Compose on Windows server, the first step is to RDP into the new instance once it has fully booted up.  The following links explain how to connect the VM once it has finished being deployed:



Once logged in, you’re now ready to start setting up your new server as per the following sections.

Using Docker Compose


Test Docker Compose


Open up a command prompt or Powershell session and run the following command from to confirm Docker Compose is installed:


docker-compose -version


The Docker Compose version should be displayed.


Docker Compose Documentation


Please refer to Dockers documentation on how to use Docker Compose



Any questions regarding the installation of this solution, please leave a comment below or contact us and we will assist as much as we can to help you get Docker up and running in your environment.


Disclaimer: Docker is a registred trademark of Docker Inc and is licensed under Apache LicenseV2. No warrantee of any kind, express or implied, is included with this software. Use at your risk, responsibility for damages (if any) to anyone resulting from the use of this software rest entirely with the user. The author is not responsible for any damage that its use could cause.

Andrew Fitzgerald

Cloud Solution Architect. Helping customers transform their business to the cloud. 20 years experience working in complex infrastructure environments and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert on everything Cloud

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