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i'd like to install a program in a specific folder that i will create on a linux server and create a shortcut on a windows machine to access the windows program. Is it possible? and how do i do it?  pls help. thnx.
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by:John Hurst
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I am not entirely clear.

If you want an EXE on the Linux machine that a Windows machine will download and execute, put it in any accessible folder.

If you want the Windows program to run on the Linux machine, then you need to implement WINE for Linux which is a Windows Emulator. That will allow the program to run. A Windows machine should then be able to run the program.

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You could 'install' your Windows application on a shared Linux folder, no problem. But remember that typical Windows installers install dll ocx and other files into Windows system folders, create registry entries etc. So your program would only partly be installed on the Linux folder. Or you are talking about a portable application (portableapps.com) that would install just fine in a Linux shared folder.

What application are you trying to install btw? Knowing this would make it easier for us experts go answer your question.

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how do i install wine in a clearos linux environment?  I tried ap-get install wine and it did not work.  Thanks.  It is a membership program.
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The last time I tried WINE it was on RedHat desktop Linux (so a long time ago). Here is a line for WINE for RHEL, Centos, and Fedora. It may not work in your Linux.


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ThomasMcA2 earned 1000 total points
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Yes, you can install an app to a Linux server, and run it from Windows. The Linux server essentially acts as a file server, and you install your application to a mapped drive that lives on the Linux server. To do that, install samba on the Linux server, then mount the samba share on the Windows client (say, as drive M:), then install the app in the Windows client, pointing the installation folder to drive M:.
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@shwelopo - Thanks and I was happy to offer assistance here.

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