Error “Docker.ApiServices.WSL2.WslKernelUpdateNotInstalledException”

This is a trouble shooting log.


I downloaded the installer of Docker-Desktop from download page here. And executed the installer and start Docker. Then the error was displayed after starting Docker-Desktop.


Let’s see the window behind the exception window by Microsoft .NET Framework.

The WSL 2 Linux kernel is now installed using a separate MSI update package.
Please click the link and follow the instructions to install the kernel update:

Press Restart after installing the Linux kernel.

That’s the cause of the error. We should install “WSL 2” by ourselves now.


Install WSL 2 Linux kernel whose installer is in

from wsl_update_x64.msi

After installing WSL 2, restart the Docker-Desktop.

The window displayed when started successfully