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Discussion on: How To Run Airflow on Windows (with Docker)

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Addendum: Running in Production

I had someone ask me today about using this process to run Airflow in production. It should be noted that Docker doesn't work on all Windows installs. In particular, this reportedly won't work with server instances on Azure.

That said, if you're trying to run Airflow in production, you should probably deploy to Linux - or, if using Docker, to a managed Kubernetes product such as AKS on Azure or GKE on Google Cloud. Luckily, the only Windows-specific aspects of the procedure laid out here are the PowerShell snippets, and even PowerShell can run on Linux/MacOS if you install it.