[Wine] Configure Wine to run only one application

Gert van den Berg wine-users at mohag.net
Sat Jun 12 08:14:44 CDT 2010

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 12:49, Martin Gregorie <martin at gregorie.org> wrote:
> There are almost no Windows apps that can handle multiple simultaneous
> users. Those that can are designed to be installed on a server or
> written explicitly as desktop servers.
Most apps can handle it by using separate HKCU registry and
configuration in a per-user directory.... (And not allowing limited
users write access to shared spaces...)

> Since a Windows desktop box can't be used by more than one user at a
> time it follows that the OS will lack file access locks (only Windows
> Server has those) and there's no requirement for a normal Windows app to
> support more than one user at a time either. All those that can
> apparently do so are either servers (e.g. SQL Anywhere) or operate as a
> single program with multiple windows (e.g. text editors, Word).

Since Windows XP, Fast user switching allow you exactly that....

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279765 and
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q294737/ gives some details..

It is not implemented in Wine though... And some old applications
break when used this way (usually those applications are broken under
non-administrator accounts and does things like saving configuration
in INI files under Program Files)


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