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Yeah, you have to roll it back to 2008R2 functional level.  This can be done in PowerShell.

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Import-Module -Name ActiveDirectory
Set-ADForestMode -Identity "MYDOMA.IN" -ForestMode Windows2008R2Forest
Set-ADDomainMode -Identity "MYDOMA.IN" -DomainMode Windows2008R2Domain

I have created a ticket for Let's Encrypt support:

If I could work out how to do that, I would write a module for this.  Annoyingly, the development documentation is extremely fragmented and out of date.

Email and Groupware / Re: Outlook with Zentyal 5
« on: November 12, 2018, 12:04:16 am »
I have the same problem with Zentyal 4.3, 5.0 5.1- none of those versions i tried work with outlook or thunderbird. I tried as domain member, password, ssl, etc. None of them work. WebMail SOGo works perfect! Mobile devices (Android) works perfect too. But desktop clients don't. Any idea?


Mine connected without an issue on Outlook 2016.  What version of Outlook are you using?

I would also like to know - I'm putting together an idea that involves migrating (willing!) Office 365 users to Zentyal via a 2016 Essentials server that will be configured to sync with it, thus pulling in usernames and passwords.  The plan will fall flat if I am unable to then make Zentyal the primary.

If Samba 4 is involved (and I'm quite sure it is) this might be the way forward:

I'll put together a lab on a spare laptop and put this to the test.

Email and Groupware / Re: Outlook with Zentyal 5
« on: October 09, 2018, 05:13:03 am »
Yes.  Update to 5.1.1.  SOGo now supports ActiveSync.  Autodiscover is unavailable, but if you use manual configuration it'll work.  At least it works in Outlook 2016 - can't speak for others.

I can confirm that this issue still exists.

UPDATE 2018-11-12 - remove requirement to restart Apache - doesn't work in that form and isn't needed anyway

Hi there

Not sure if there's a post about this already, but I've come up with a method to automate the creation and installation of Let's Encrypt certificates which I would like to share with you.

Step 1: Install the letsencrypt package, and its prerequisities:

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admin@zentyla:~$ sudo apt-get install letsencrypt
Step 2: Find where the certificates currently live:

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admin@zentyla:~$ grep "^\s*SSLCertificate" /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/default-ssl.conf
Step 3: Assuming the default location, create the script:

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admin@zentyla:~$ cat > <<EOF


letsencrypt certonly --webroot -w /var/www/html/ -d -d -d  --keep
        cp $LIVEKEY $SSLKEY
        # This is both unnecessary and doesn't work anyway
        #service apache2 restart

admin@zentyla:~$ chmod +x

Step 3: Open root's crontab - if this is your first time it will ask you for a choice of editor.  Nano is the simplest.

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admin@zentyla:~$ sudo crontab -e
Step 4: Add the following line to the open editor - replace admin with your admin username - this will set it to run on the 12th of each month at midnight (change the 12 to any number between 1 and 28 to change the day it runs - don't choose 29 to 31 since they don't always occur):

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0 0 12 * * /home/admin/
Step 5: Ensure port 80 on your Zentyal server can be reached from the outside (I'll leave that as an exercise for the reader) and run the script manually:

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admin@zentyla:~$ sudo ./
And, so long as you got a successful outcome of the letsencrypt program, you should be set.

Email and Groupware / Re: how to Change Webmail url on zentyal 4.2?
« on: October 27, 2017, 02:26:19 am »
Can't vouch for this solution, nor promise it won't be clobbered by reset or update/upgrade, but here's something you can try.

Hope this helps.

Other modules / Re: Avast Business Mangament Console on Zentyal
« on: October 27, 2017, 02:13:27 am »
You'd have to forward the ports one by one, though I'd suggest using ports other than 443 and 8080, so you don't clobber SOGo and the web admin.

Probably just as well you posted it here.  It'd likely get lost in the Feature Requests forum along with the spam that festers there.

If I could find up-to-date information about building a dev environment, I'd gladly tackle this myself.  Even just a way to import your own certs would be a step forward.

Contributions / Tips&Tricks / Features Requests / OpenChange replacement?
« on: October 26, 2017, 02:18:35 am »

Since OpenChange has been removed from Zentyal, and its website apparently gone (though the git repo still exists) are there any plans to offer a replacement?  One of the drawcards for Zentyal was a drop-in replacement for Windows SBS, along with full auto configuration for Outlook and ActiveSync.  As such I was rather dismayed (to put it lightly) when I tried to connect Outlook to my newly set up and updated 5.0 installation and it didn't work.  While searching for the reason why, I learned that OpenChange had been removed in version 5.0, with no explanation or plan for replacement.

ActiveSync and Autodiscover were my whole reason to try Zentyal, so you can imagine my disappointment.  Aside from this letdown, my experience has been positive.  There's a few idiosyncrasies in the DNS management I'd like to correct, and once I get a development environment set up I look forward to digging in and doing my bit for the cause.

As for OpenChange's removal, are there any plans to replace it, or is anyone in the community working on such a project?


Since this website has died but has made it into the Internet Archive, is the info still relevant or has the process changed since then?

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