Create a new user in windows environment

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Create a new user in windows environment

Post by safdari » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:17 pm


I want use a windows application in Linux and wanna to use WINE.

when this application installed, it try to create a new user with specific user name witch can't do that.

how can i create a new user in WINE environment for using by windows applications?

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Re: Create a new user in windows environment

Post by Bob Wya » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:47 am


Wine has some architectural limitations in this area.
E.g. see: WineHQ FAQ: 7.2 Can I install applications to be shared by multiple users?
Wine simply replicates your currently active Linux (/BSD/macOSX) user as your main / sole Windows user, when creating a WINEPREFIX.

So the closest you can have to your original question, is a setup with multiple Linux users, each with their own set of WINEPREFIX's.
They wouldn't however be able to physically share the same WINEPREFIX path.