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Installing Archipelago Drupal 9 on Windows 10/11


  • Windows 11 64-bit: Home or Pro version 21H2 or higher, or Enterprise or Education version 21H2 or higher (see Docker for Windows link below).
  • Windows 10 64-bit: Home or Pro 21H1 (build 19043) or higher, or Enterprise or Education 20H2 (build 19042) or higher (see Docker for Windows link below).
  • Install Ubuntu on WSL 2
  • Install Docker for Windows
  • Install Github for Desktop
  • At least 10 Gbytes of free space (to get started)
  • Some basic Unix/Terminal Skills
  • 2-4 Gbytes of RAM (4 Recommended)


  • Install Github Desktop. Ubuntu comes with Git by default, but for a more full-featured way to work with Github, you can install this application.

Open the Docker Desktop app. The Docker service should start up automatically with a status showing when the service is up and running.

Open an Ubuntu Terminal session (type Ubuntu in the Windows Start menu).

Bring everything up to date: sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y


Follow the steps for deployment in Ubuntu.


Thanks to Corinne Chatnik for documenting these steps!

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Last update: October 5, 2023
Created: August 9, 2022