With a total of over 300000 downloads, NavContainerHelper is no more. As of this weekend, NavContainerHelper cannot be used to create containers anymore. There has been a lot of blog posts here on my blog and others that indicated that this day would come and now it is here… – all specific images are gone and with those all the “old” generic images, which was used by NavContainerHelper.

I will contact PowerShell Gallery to get the entry removed.

RIP NavContainerHelper, Long Live BcContainerHelper.

Shift to BcContainerHelper

The recipe for changing from NavContainerHelper to BcContainerHelper goes here:

  1. Remove all containers (Get-NavContainers | Remove-NavContainer)
  2. Uninstall all versions of NavContainerHelper (UnInstall-Module NavContainerHelper -allversions)
  3. Restart PowerShell and check that NavContainerHelper is gone (else repeat step 2)
  4. Reset Docker to factory settings (to remove all images)
  5. Remove c:\ProgramData\NavContainerHelper
  6. Install BcContainerHelper (Install-Module BcContainerHelper -force)

Hope this helps

Freddy Kristiansen
Technical Evangelist