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Github actions services available on others VMs ?



I've tried to setup a simple action with postgres service, by curiosity, with a matrix strategy to lauch the workflow also on windows VM but I've seen this error : 

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I know services uses Docker container and I'm guessing it's a bit tricky in others VMs. Github actions services will support other virtual machine like Windows later or it's not planned at all ?


Thanks in advance,



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Re: Github actions services available on others VMs ?

Hi @sabderemane ,


Currently, Docker container actions can only execute in the GitHub-hosted Linux environment, and is not supported on other environments (such as Windows and MacOS).

More details please reference here:

We notice that some other users also had reported the same question, we had reported this as a feature request to the appropriate engineering team.