I have cloned the Sitecore docker examples repository and used docker-compose up to start up the containers. Solr, Sql and Id containers are running successfully, however CM and XConnect are showing this error in the log files and failing to start:

The term 'C:toolsentrypointsiisDevelopment.ps1' is not recognized as the 
name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the 
spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is 
correct and try again.
At line:1 char:3
+ & C:toolsentrypointsiisDevelopment.ps1
+   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (C:toolsentrypointsiisDevelopmen 
   t.ps1:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

I have also run the sitecore-containers-prerequisites.ps1 previous to starting the containers and didn't see any issues. Based on the answer provided Deploying files to Identity Server Container I've checked the CM and XConnect dockerfile and they contain the copy development tools and entrypoint command. I also have the SitecoreDockerTools module installed. Not sure what else to check, thanks in advance.

  • Did you define the entrypoint command in the default docker-compose.yml file? Or are you using the overwrite compose file (that already defines the entrypoint command) when executing the docker-compose up command (ie. docker-compose -f .\docker-compose.yml -f .\docker-compose.override.yml up)? Commented Dec 12, 2021 at 22:34
  • I haven't changed the docker-compose files at all, left them as the ones from the repo. Commented Dec 13, 2021 at 9:35

1 Answer 1


I fixed this by escaping the file path with double backslashes in docker-compose.override.yml i.e.

entrypoint: powershell -Command "& C:\\tools\\entrypoints\\iis\\Development.ps1"

Running on Windows 11, the latest Docker desktop

  • If possible, please share how you are executing it. I am trying to follow the steps mentioned in the repository. So my change gets overridden. So, I get the same error. Commented Jul 12, 2023 at 4:51
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    After making the change described by @Bruce, rebuild the container from scratch with docker compose build --no-cache and the error will go away. Commented Oct 12, 2023 at 22:05
  • We had long time not updated Windows Docker Desktop because these errors showed up in the newer versions. Thanks to the solution, we can now use the most recent Docker Desktop.
    – Tillito
    Commented Dec 1, 2023 at 13:48

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