Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)
Connecting to remote computers (but only with an invalid or blank username)
After connecting with an incorrect username you can then use the windows login screen to enter a valid username and finally loing. The mstsc.exe program is very unstable and tends to crash.
What does not
Connecting with a correct username
Maintaining long connections and getting work done
What was not tested
Remote App functionality
I copied these files from a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional x32 into a win32 wine prefix:
system32\mstsc.exe -> $PREFIX\system32\mstsc.exe
system32\mstscax.dll -> $PREFIX\system32\mstscax.dll
system32\en-US\mstsc.exe.mui -> $PREFIX\system32\en-US\mstsc.exe.mui
system32\en-US\mstscax.dll.mui -> $PREFIX\system32\en-US\mstscax.dll.mui
The folder called C:\WINDOWS\system32\ you will find in the Windows-System.
The files from the C:\WINDOWS\system32\_locale_ are necessary for a localized GUI, e.g. it talks to you in your language. This files reside in a subfolder of C:\WINDOWS\system32\. The _locale_ is a place marker for your locale language settings.
As an example take this for Argentina: search for C:\WINDOWS\system32\es-ar\
Copy the above four files to some temporary directory on your Linux machine.
On your Linux machine create a new Wine Windows XP Bottle. To choose the right windows version use winecfg from the commandline. There will be a dropdown to set the right windows version. Set it to Windows XP.
Use your linux file manager to Browse to the Wine bottle C: Drive subdirectories that match those above.
Copy all 4 files to their respective matching subdirectory in Wine.
After you have done that I would reboot the bottle.
Finally to start Remote Desktop Client v7 you will need to have wine execute the Windows RDC 7 executable (mstsc.exe).
Open a terminal and at the command prompt execute the following (make sure you are using the same "bottle":
You should then see the RDC 7 client app appear prompting you for Server Address and Login.
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Error when running wine mstsc.exe
by Alex Chapin on Tuesday November 4th 2014, 21:45
I get the following error:
err:process:create_process L"C:\\windows\\system32\\mstsc.exe" not supported on this installation (x86_64 binary)
wine: Bad EXE format for C:\windows\system32\mstsc.exe.
I have Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit and wine 1.7.28. Do I need to change something in the registry, that part wasn't clear to me.
Create XP Bottle?
by Richard Raseley on Thursday July 21st 2011, 22:41
It is unclear from your post what you mean by "create a Windows XP bottle" - can you explain more? When copying the files to the virtual wine C drive (in the specified locations), adding the mstsc.exe application via the Wine interface, the executing "wine mstsc.exe" I get the following error: