Students from the UNAD Florida (Medellín, Colombia) have published a very detailed tutorial (in Spanish) on configuring Zentyal as a DHCP/DNS, Domain controller, Proxy, Firewall, File server, Printer server and VPN. Check it out:
Zentyal today announced the availability of the official documentation and book for Zentyal 5.1. Both are available in English and Spanish. The official documentation for this latest version of the Zentyal Linux Small Business Server is available at https://doc.zentyal.org/
The official “Zentyal for Network Administrators”-book is available for purchase as an eBook and paperback through Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/zentyal . The book covers all relevant aspects of configuring and managing Zentyal server in SMB environments, together with best practices and large number of practical exercises. You can download a Sample chapter (Virtual Private Network (VPN) service with OpenVPN) in English and Spanish. To purchase the book, follow the links below:
Zentyal Development Team is proud to announce Zentyal Server 5.1, a new release of the Zentyal Linux Small Business Server. Zentyal Server 5.1 is based on the latest Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS and comes with the most recent versions of all the integrated software.
Most important new features and improvements include:
Linux 4.13: Ubuntu HWE Kernel with support for recent hardware and not vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre
New IDS/IPS module
New FTP module
Integration of SOGo 4.0
Integration of ejabberd 17.07
In addition, this version comes with important bugfixes, usability and performance improvements, specially in Network, Samba, DNS and HTTP Proxy modules (see full change log for details).
To migrate from Zentyal 5.0, 4.2 and 4.1 to 5.1, you only need to upgrade your installation to the last available packages once they are released (few days after the release date) and a button will appear on the dashboard.
Zentyal Development Team is glad to announce the publication of a new Zentyal Server installer. The Zentyal Server 5.0.1 installer is the first revision of Zentyal Server 5.0 version and it comes with all the fixes and improvements carried out to the date, including:
Based on the Ubuntu Server 16.04.3 LTS (released in August 2017)
Hybrid ISO with support for legacy BIOS and modern UEFI ones
Integration of the latest stable Samba version (4.6.7)
Integration of the latest SOGo version (3.2.10)
Fixes installation problems on Hyper-V and other virtualization platforms or specific hardware
Zentyal today announced Zentyal Server 5.0, a major new release of the Zentyal Linux Small Business Server. Amid the generalized push for cloud, small and medium business continue requiring on-site server solutions and with this release Zentyal responds to their needs, offering an easy to use all-in-one Linux server with native compatibility with Microsoft Active Directory®.
Zentyal Server 5.0 is based on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and comes with the latest versions of all the integrated software. The single most important improvement Zentyal Server 5.0 introduces is the integration of the latest Samba version (Samba 4.5.1) directly from upstream. Due to the fast development of the Samba project, from this version onwards Zentyal will integrate the latest stable Samba packages available upstream. This allows quicker introduction of new Samba features, fixes and updates to Zentyal.
In addition, this version re-introduces the HTTP Proxy module and integrates the latest SOGo webmail version (3.2.1) that comes with new UI and improved ActiveSync implementation. Other important improvements include updates in Zentyal core to make it compatible with the changes in Ubuntu 16.04 (i.e. Systemd instead of Upstart for daemon management) and the possibility to install packages in Debian systems in the future.
New features and improvements include:
New base distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 Long Term Support
Latest upstream version of Samba: Samba 4.5.1, including all the fixes since Samba 4.3
NSS/PAM is managed with winbind instead of sssd
Latest version of SOGo webmail: SOGo 3.2.1, including new UI and improved ActiveSync implementation
Zentyal Development Team is glad to announce the development roadmap for Zentyal Server 5.0! This will be a new major Zentyal Server version, that will be based on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and it will be released in November 2016. The expected release date is November 29th.
The Zentyal 5.0 version focuses primarly on improved Samba4 integration, with the goal of offering an easy-to-use Linux server that is natively compatible with the Microsoft® Active Directory. Due to the fast Samba4 development, from this version onwards Zentyal will integrate the latest stable Samba4 packages available upstream for Ubuntu/Debian. This allows quicker introduction of new Samba4 features, fixes and updates to Zentyal.
In addition, Zentyal 5.0 will include HTTP Proxy module and important improvements in Zentyal core to make it compatible with the changes in Ubuntu 16.04 (i.e. Systemd instead of Upstart for daemon management) and the possibility to install packages in Debian systems in the future. Due to the issues found recently in the OpenChange (that offers native synchronization with MS Outlook clients via MAPI protocol), this functionality has been dropped until the issues have been fixed and the module has been stabilized. For the time being, Zentyal can be deployed as a IMAP-POP3 mail server.
Zentyal releases a new version of their popular Linux Server with full native Microsoft® Outlook Compatibility.
Zentyal Development Team is proud to announce Zentyal Server 4.2, a new release of the Zentyal Open Source Linux email and groupware solution, natively compatible with Microsoft Outlook® clients.
The Zentyal 4.2 release focuses on providing an improved and stable server edition with native Microsoft® Exchange protocols implementation and Active Directory interoperability, with the goal of providing a complete and easy-to-use Small Business Server, with native support for mixed IT environments that include Windows®, Linux and Mac OS® clients, as well as mobile devices with ActiveSync®. Thanks to this, Zentyal server 4.2 offers full native Microsoft® Outlook Compatibility without plugins or connectors.
Besides focusing primarily on mail and mail-related directory features, additional improvements have also taken place. It will come with all the latest updates from Ubuntu 14.04.3. As a starred feature, it will integrate Samba 4.3.1, with lots of improvements for Active Directory services and support for Windows ® 8.1 and the newest Windows® 10. The installer has been upgraded to support newer network interfaces.
Apart from that, the release is focused on bugfixing and improvements for the Outlook-compatible Mail & Groupware Exchange replacement.
Zentyal Server 4.2. Technical features:
Mail & Groupware
Improved stability and scalability
No plugins or connectors needed client-side
Support for Microsoft® Outlook 2007 and 2010
Server settings autodiscover
Autorefresh and desktop notifications (commercial version only)
Outlook® Anywhere HTTPS access
Global address list
ActiveSync® support for mobile devices
Web access: mail, calendars and contacts
Standard mail protocols: IMAPS, POP3S, SMTPS, CalDav.
Samba 4.3.1 – AD compatible directory
Main and additional Domain Controller operation modes
Ability to join Windows® 2008, 2008R2 and 2012 functional level domains
Windows client support from Windows® XP to Windows® 10
To migrate from Zentyal 4.1 to 4.2, you only need to upgrade your 4.1 installation to the last available packages once they are released (few days after the release date) and a button will appear on the dashboard.
Zentyal Server 4.2 is released under the GPLv2 and is available for download at:
Zentyal Development Team is proud to announce Zentyal Server 4.1, a new release of the Zentyal Server with native Microsoft® Exchange protocol implementation and Active Directory interoperability.
This release is completely focused on improving the stability and set of features delivered by the OpenChange module, based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS to provide the latest stable packages. This edition comes in two different flavors: development version, for bleeding edge testing of the latest available features and a stable commercial version for production environments.
Check out the feature list of Zentyal Server 4.1:
Native compatibility with Microsoft® Exchange Server Protocols
Support for Microsoft Outlook® 2007, 2010, 2013
Native compatibility with Microsoft Active Directory®
Multiple Virtual Mail Domain
Email, calendars, contacts
Synchronization with mobile devices (ActiveSync® support)
Domain & Directory
Central domain directory management
Users, Security Groups, Distribution Lists, Contacts
Multiple Organizational Units (OUs)
Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication
Supported OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
File sharing in Windows® environments (CIFS)
Users & Groups access and modification permissions (ACLs)
Advanced domain management through the RSAT tools
Basic Networking and Firewall
Static and DHCP interfaces
Objects & Services
VPN Server & Client
To migrate from Zentyal 4.0 to 4.1, you only need to upgrade your 4.0 installation to the last available packages once they are released and a button will appear on the dashboard.
Important note: In order to focus on the improvement of the list of features above, we had to remove several packages. These are: antivirus, ha, jabber, l2tp, mailfilter, squid and trafficshaping. If you depend on the functionality of these additional packages, we suggest that you skip this update.