NodeJS App Platform - Running a windows OS instead of a Ubuntu

I have a nodejs server currently running, I have a programme on my local system a .exe file that I want to execute from my nodejs application via exec child processes.

Since the app platform runs on docker containers, the nodejs system is using the defacto OS ##### Ubuntu 18.04 stack

Is there anywhere for me to change the OS to a windows OS so I can run my exe, my local is Windows, and I run node server + the exe programme within the same local environment fine.

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May 26, 2023
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Hello @capb994

Unfortunately at this time, we do not have native support for Windows OSs on Droplets. You may be able to achieve this however by creating your own custom Windows ISO image and then using that when creating your Droplet.

Currently, DigitalOcean only allows the deployment of Linux-based OSs.

NOTE: This is not natively supported on the platform (choose a Windows OS when you deploy your droplet).

We’d recommend that you add your vote to the Windows Server idea on our Product Ideas Board as well as comment on your use case there so that our teams can better understand your needs.


Ah I may of already answered my own question ::

seems here DO doesn’t support Windows OS

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