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Docker Toolbox


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/5/2019.

Docker Toolbox is an installer for quick setup and launch of a Docker environment on older Mac and Windows systems that do not meet the requirements of the new Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows apps.

Toolbox includes these Docker tools:

  • Docker Machine for running docker-machine commands
  • Docker Engine for running the docker commands
  • Docker Compose for running the docker-compose commands
  • Kitematic, the Docker GUI (deselected)
  • a shell preconfigured for a Docker command-line environment
  • Oracle VirtualBox (deselected)

Maintainers note:

Docker Client for Windows and Docker Machine for Windows are 'fixed' components.
Docker Compose for Windows is 'optional' but selected by me.
VirtualBox and Kitematic for Windows (Alpha) are deselected by me.
You can override this by specifying -ia /COMPONENTS="kitematic,virtualbox,dockercompose".

Git for Windows should be optional but I could not deselect it.

The following tasks can be selected/deselected:

desktopicon = Create a desktop shortcut
modifypath  = Add docker binaries to PATH
upgradevm   = Upgrade Boot2Docker VM

You can specify this with -ia /TASKS="desktopicon,modifypath,upgradevm".

To install Docker Toolbox, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install docker-toolbox

To upgrade Docker Toolbox, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade docker-toolbox


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName= 'docker-toolbox'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = ''
    $checksum  =  'bf39c167f1c2bfc18651c5ebcbc2deb044119dc527f49f3b0c1012c4fe8e9768'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'EXE'
      url           = $url
      softwareName  = 'docker-toolbox*'
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
      silentArgs    = "/COMPONENTS=`"docker,dockermachine,dockercompose`" /TASKS=`"modifypath,upgradevm`" /silent /norestart /log=`"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).log`""
      validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'docker-toolbox'
    $softwareName = 'Docker Toolbox*'
    $installerType = 'EXE' 
    $silentArgs = '/silent /norestart'
    $validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
    if ($installerType -ne 'MSI') {
      $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $uninstalled = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % { 
        $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        if ($installerType -eq 'MSI') {
          $silentArgs = "$($_.PSChildName) $silentArgs"
          $file = ''
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                    -FileType $installerType `
                                    -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                    -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                    -File "$file"
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Docker Inc.


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Docker Toolbox 18.09.3 4136 Monday, March 4, 2019 approved
Docker Toolbox 18.09.2 768 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 approved
Docker Toolbox 18.09.1 1098 Monday, January 14, 2019 approved
Docker Toolbox 18.09.0 1323 Tuesday, November 20, 2018 approved
Docker Toolbox 18.03.0 4764 Friday, March 23, 2018 approved
Docker Toolbox 18.02.0 1003 Tuesday, February 13, 2018 approved
Docker Toolbox 18.01.0 834 Friday, January 12, 2018 approved
Docker Toolbox 17.12.0 526 Thursday, December 28, 2017 approved
Docker Toolbox 17.10.0 1256 Thursday, October 19, 2017 approved
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