How to use docker Desktop 'docker-users'-group?

This troubleshooting guide explains how to add an user to docker-users group while using Docker Desktop.

For development, it is recommended to use Docker Desktop app. For this, your user needs to be added to the docker-users group.


Docker: you need to be in the docker-users group



  1. Open Windows + R
  2. Type netplwiz and press Enter
  3. Remember your username
  4. Open PowerShell as Administrator
  5. net localgroup docker-users "username" /ADD
  6. Reboot
Last modified October 5, 2022: Historian article (#107) (5f30dc0)