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Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« on: November 07, 2010, 07:49:37 pm »
As I understand it, to get a true exchange type replacement, for up to 3 Outlook/Exchange type users, it needs to be converted from the OSS edition of Zarafa to the Community edition.

What I would like is someone who has experience with this to post a how-to.  I have Zarafa set up, and I can kind of/sort of get some parts of it working through thunderbird.  It would be a completely useless set up for anything but an IT professional such as myself.

I'd love some sort of choice when installing it to choose the ability to install the Community edition right from the Zentyal packages, but at the very least, I'd like the confidence that I can install this and have it work for people with much less effort than what I've had to put into it to just get basic functionality out of it.

I'd be happy to be the guinea pig to help test that out.  Also, there needs to be an easy method to go from Community to a fully licensed version for people with more than 3 outlook users.
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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 08:21:29 pm »
You can only download Zarafa Community Edition (inc 3 Outlook users support) from their website. That's why is not integrated directly in Zentyal. The included version is completely OSS but you can just download the Debian packages from their website, install on top and will work:

dpkg -P --force-depends zarafa-*
dpkg -i zarafa-xxx/*.deb
/etc/init.d/ebox zarafa restart

and should work.

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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 08:38:27 pm »
Hi FutureTechsys, if you test this, please report it here  :)
I am also interested.

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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 03:54:09 pm »
You can only download Zarafa Community Edition (inc 3 Outlook users support) from their website. That's why is not integrated directly in Zentyal. The included version is completely OSS but you can just download the Debian packages from their website, install on top and will work:

dpkg -P --force-depends zarafa-*
dpkg -i zarafa-xxx/*.deb
/etc/init.d/ebox zarafa restart

and should work.

Do I need to have Zentyal be an AD controller?  Right now I am running it domainless.
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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 09:39:04 am »
No.

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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 03:47:04 pm »
You can only download Zarafa Community Edition (inc 3 Outlook users support) from their website. That's why is not integrated directly in Zentyal. The included version is completely OSS but you can just download the Debian packages from their website, install on top and will work:

dpkg -P --force-depends zarafa-*
dpkg -i zarafa-xxx/*.deb
/etc/init.d/ebox zarafa restart

and should work.

dpkg: warning: ignoring request to remove zarafa-* which isn't installed.
user@zen:~$ sudo dpkg -i zarafa-xxx/*.deb
dpkg: error processing zarafa-xxx/*.deb (--install):
 cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
 zarafa-xxx/*.deb
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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 04:06:21 pm »
With zarafa-xxx I mean the extracted folder from Zarafa community version software.I highly suggest to get professional support if you don't have the enough basic knowledge to install that.

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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2010, 04:44:31 pm »
Sorry, thought your instructions were complete and meant to be cut and pasted.
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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2010, 11:21:58 am »
I've written down some easy to follow steps here: http://trac.zentyal.org/wiki/Document/FAQ

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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2011, 07:43:55 pm »
Hi Jsalamero,

Does this procedure delete mail storages?

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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2011, 12:09:00 pm »
I have tested it in a test server and it work.
It is necesary to unistall also ebox-zarafa module (dependencies) and reinstall after installing zarafa packages.
The mail storage is preserved.
I have tested the outlook connector and it works for mail, but not for calendars, notes etc...

BTW, In zarafa website, there is no longer Open source, and comunity editions. They are unified in an Comunity open source edition. When licensing module is installed, this edition also support 3 outlook clients.

It woukd be nice if Zential update the groupware module to install this new edition with support for 3 outlook clients....

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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2011, 04:49:19 pm »
Hi acon,

that information was outdated, we have updated the FAQ accordingly: http://trac.zentyal.org/wiki/Document/FAQ.

Zentyal Zarafa version supports up to 3 Outlook users, for more users you need to buy licenses in our store.

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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2011, 08:58:35 pm »
To get it working, you need to:
Edit  /usr/share/ebox/stubs/zarafa/server.cfg.mas with:
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server_bind             = 0.0.0.0
Install license server:
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sudo aptitude install zarafa-licensed
Now you can install outlook connector and configure it.

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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2011, 07:15:09 pm »
Hi,

you wrote that the Zentyal Zarafa Version supports 3 Outlook Users. I tried connecting my Outlook 2010 Client with my Zentyal Server. But I dont get a connection. I tried the Zarafa Outlook Client, with the same error. Maybe I missunderstood something. I want connection my Outlook Client to use Mail, Calendar, Contacts. Is it possible?

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Re: Need to get Zarafa working with Outlook
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2011, 11:22:15 am »
Follow acon steps and add a firewall rule for port 236/TCP.