Zentyal Team is glad to inform all Zentyal 2.2 users that a migration guide to ease the migration from Zentyal 2.2 to Zentyal 3.0 has now been published! The guide sums up information regarding how to prepare and carry out the migration, provides access to helpful scripts, list of current limitations and known issues.

It is important to note that due to the mayor changes introduced in Zentyal 3.0 (new distribution base, Kerberos, big changes in some modules like HTTP Proxy, etc.), migrating everything is not possible. However, the migration guide provides some helpers to ease the migration process and helps to avoid manual configuration from the scratch.

If you are missing some specific information, please do request it through the Forum and we will do our best to include it. When additional migration information is available, it will be documented on the above mentioned Migration Guide page.

Enjoy your new Zentyal 3.0!

Zentyal Development Team is glad to let you know that the first part of additional documentation to deploy Samba4/Kerberos is now available. This documentation includes all the hints, warnings, dos and don’ts of deploying Zentyal 3.0 with Samba in the following scenarios:

This documentation is currently in wiki state, because some implementation changes are still expected, but we wanted to make it available as soon as possible to save you from any additional trouble. When changes will take place, they will be documented here and when fully ready, this documentation will become part of the Official Zentyal Documentation.

Second part of the additional documentation including more complex deployments (Total migration of an existing Windows Domain-scenario and Combining Windows, Zentyal and Master/slave-scenario) will be published in mid-January. Check this post about the current status of Samba4 in Zentyal 3.0 and stay tuned for further updates.

Zentyal Team is glad to announce that a new Zentyal 3.0-1 installer is now available! This installer includes a new compilation of packages with all the bugfixes and Ubuntu system updates since the release of the first 3.0 installer. Moreover, we would like to highlight the following changes:

  • This installer already includes the final Samba 4.0.0 package. Please read this post about the current status of Samba4 in Zentyal server 3.0.
  • It comes with improved UTF-8 support. This is specially useful for those who are not using Zentyal in English. Please note that if you are already experiencing issues with UTF-8, upgrading may not be enough and probably you need to reinstall the server in order to resolve the issues.
  • This installer also allows to introduce your Zentyal account credentials since the beginning of the installation to automatically register your server.

You can download the ISOs as usual from: www.zentyal.org/downloads If you already have Zentyal 3.0 installed and you are not affected by UTF-8 issues, you can simply upgrade your server through the web interface (Software Management module) or with apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade.

Remember to spread the word! And as always, feedback and suggestions through the Forum are much appreciated!

Much success and prosperity in 2013!

Zentyal Team wishes happy holidays and much success and prosperity for everybody in 2013!

And while waiting for Santa, digesting those splendid meals or recovering from the best New Year’s Eve party ever, we have prepared a small update to assemble a little Christmas-themed Fluffy for your desk – Happy Holidays!