Omnis App Server running in Windows Docker Container

Alan Davey david.a.davey at
Tue Nov 22 21:41:52 UTC 2022

Hi $all,

I’m trying to create a windows container (Server 2019) with IIS and Omnis
App Server and test on my Windows 10 development environment.  I’ve created
the container, but for some reason the OMNISServerx64 service refuses to
start.  IIS is running fine and I’m able to connect to it and see my web
pages.  I’m just curious if anyone has been successful in getting this type
of container working on windows 10.

My Dockerfile:


RUN powershell -NoProfile -Command Remove-Item -Recurse C:\inetpub\wwwroot\*

WORKDIR /inetpub/wwwroot

COPY content/ .

RUN mkdir c:\Studio


COPY Studio/ .

RUN cmd /c Omnis-App-Server-10.22-x64.exe --mode unattended --installscope
allusers --serialno "XXX XXX XXX" --serverport 5912

RUN cmd /c net start OMNISServerx64

After building the container and running it, I then shell into the
container to check the Omnis service, but it is not running.  When I
execute the service manually, I get:

C:\Studio>net start OMNISServerx64

The OMNIS Server x64 service is starting.

The OMNIS Server x64 service could not be started.

The service did not report an error.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 3534.

Unfortunately there are no error messages or logs that point to what the
problem is.

As a workaround I can spin up a virtualbox with Windows Server 2019
running, build the container and then see that the service is running
fine.  So I know everything in the docker file is fine.  It just seems that
something is missing from my Windows 10 environment.

Any thoughts on how to resolve this would be greatly appreciated.



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