Installing Docker

Plate Recognizer on-premise software runs on a Docker container.  Follow the steps below to install Docker on your machine.

Thereafter, you can use our Plate Recognizer Installer to easily install, uninstall and update Plate Recognizer software.

System Requirements

  • Windows 10 64bit: Pro, Enterprise or Education (Build 15063 or later).
  • Virtualization is enabled in BIOS. Typically, virtualization is enabled by default.
  • At least 4GB of RAM.
  • Internet connection during installation.

Have questions? Check out our FAQ on SDK via Docker on Windows

How to Install Docker

Step 1.1  Download Installer for Docker.

Step 1.2.  Click on Get Docker.

ALPR ANPR Docker Installation

Step 1.3.  To start the installation process, please double click to execute the Docker Installer.

Step 1.4  You will be prompted with this message: “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?” Go ahead and click “Yes” to continue.

ALPR ANPR Docker Install Download File

Step 1.5  Ensure the checkbox next to “Enable WSL 2 Windows Features” is checked then click on “OK” at the bottom to start the installation.

Docker for ALPR ANPR installation

Step 1.6.  The installer will start unpacking files. 

Wait for it to finish. When the installer completes, you will need to restart your computer to finish the installation.

Docker will be installed to automatically start on boot.

ALPR ANPR software done Docker install

Step 1.7.  If you get this error after the restart, you will need to manually install WSL 2 then restart Docker.

Stuck?  Get immediate assistance in our Help Center.

How to Install WSL2

Step 2.1.  Visit the URL in the warning notification (see screenshot in Step 1.7). 

At the time of writing, it redirects to the screenshot on your right or  docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/wsl/install-win10#step-4—download-the-linux-kernel-update-package

ALPR software WSL 2 install

Step 2.2.  Click on Download the latest package “WSL2 Linux kernel update package for x64 machines“.   

Note: If you’re using an ARM64 machine, please download the ARM64 package instead. If you’re not sure what kind of machine you have, open Command Prompt or PowerShell and enter: systeminfo | find “System Type”.

ALPR ANPR software WSL 2 download

Step 2.3.  After downloading the file, double-click on the Installer file to run it. 

Step 2.4.  Click on Next. You will be prompted with this message like earlier: “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?” Go ahead and click Yes to continue.

ALPR software WSL 2 setup

Step 2.5.  Click on Finish when done.

Step 2.6.  After the installation process is done, right-click in the bottom right corner of the screen and then select Restart.  See screenshot on the left. 

Docker is now installed!

Please use Plate Recognizer Installer to install our software on your machine!

Stuck?  Get immediate assistance in our Help Center.