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/$(whoami)/.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!

Advertisements