Install Amazon WorkSpaces on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64-bit)

Happy Friday the 13th…

1. Download the Windows .MSI installer from: https://clients.amazonworkspaces.com/
At time of this post, the Amazon WorkSpaces Client was:
Version: 2.4.7.804
Updated: 6/7/2018

Information about the Ubuntu release:

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic

Perform a quick package update check:

$ sudo apt update

Install wine:

$ sudo apt install wine64
$ wine64 --version
wine-3.0 (Ubuntu 3.0-1ubuntu1)

Install the Amazon WorkSpaces MSI file into the default .wine prefix:

$ wine64 msiexec /i ~/Downloads/Amazon+WorkSpaces.msi

Afterwards, remove a file that causes an application crash. (Replacing “username” with your account’s username and “.wine” if you used a different prefix):

$ rm /home/username/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Amazon\ Web\ Services\,\ Inc/Amazon\ WorkSpaces/vchan_plugins/pcoip_vchan_remoteprintclient.dll

Start the Amazon WorkSpaces client and enjoy that sweet AWS cloud WorkSpace!

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8 responses to “Install Amazon WorkSpaces on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64-bit)

  1. Hey thank you man !!! But I have an issue… My keyboard layout is an US International, and the keyboard layout doesn’t works the quote and double quote ” and ‘ keys does’t work… Anyone have the same issue ?

  2. Thank you! This is AMAZING. I ran into issue during installation as I partitioned my hard drive to stall Ubuntu, so selected “Install Only for this User” and now it works great!! You are a life saver.

  3. Thanks a ton for providing the instructions! It is working on Ubuntu (gnome) 19.04! My AWS runs windows 10. I am not having any issue with copy/paste however my issue is that alt+tab switches between Ubuntu Desktop and AWS instead of between windows inside AWS. Please let me know if this can be resolved.

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