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Univention Corporate Server

Last Update: 2019-09-24 16:50 UTC

Univention Corporate Server is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. It features an integrated management system for central administration of servers, Microsoft Active Directory-compatible domain services, and functions for parallel operation of virtualised server and desktop operating systems.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 146 (66), 6 months: 139 (69), 3 months: 128 (83), 4 weeks: 253 (29), 1 week: 255 (28)

Average visitor rating: 7/10 from 3 review(s).

Univention Summary
Distribution Univention Corporate Server
Home Page https://www.univention.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://help.univention.com/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://docs.univention.de/en.html
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors http://www.univention.com/downloads/
Bug Tracker https://forge.univention.org/bugzilla/index.cgi
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 4.x: TecChannel.de (German)
3.x: computerwoche.de (German) computerwoche.de (German)
Where To Buy https://www.univention.com/products/prices/

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-09-24: Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-2
 • 2019-07-16: Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-1
 • 2019-03-12: Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-0
 • 2018-12-12: Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.3-3
 • 2018-09-04: Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.3-2
 • 2018-06-12: Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.3-1
 • 2018-03-14: Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.3-0
 • 2017-11-30: Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.2-3
 • 2017-09-11: Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.2-2
 • 2017-06-21: Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.2-1
 • 2017-04-05: Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.2-0
 • 2017-02-07: Development Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.2 Milestone 1
 • More Univention releases...

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Feature 4.4-2 4.0-5 3.3-1
Release Date 2019-09-24 2016-04-05 2016-12-21
End Of Life     2016-12
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1200-1300 2200-2300 1900-2000
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Text mode
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE KDE
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- LibreOffice OO.o*
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems      
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 4.4-2 4.0-5 3.3-1
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Version: 4.4-0
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-03-13
Votes: 0

UCS is the easiest way to have both an OpenLDAP for Linux/Unix clients and software and a Windows / Mac OS X focussed Active Directory based on Samba. To manage users and groups for various services and desktops UCS is a very good choice. In contrast to other preconfigured server distros, UCS has the ability to scale to several instances (like in a Microsoft Domain). The different additional software packages are also helpful, for example the good integration of OwnCloud/Nextcloud with Collabora or free groupware solutions like Kopano.

Regarding the licensing mentioned by other reviews: UCS itself is free and open source. There is a good community on help.univention.com, and as long as you are willing to discuss with the community or read the documentation (mostly HTML/PDF), you aren't forced to have a contract. On the other hand, there are some software packages in the addons / "App Center", that are not directly from Univention and not free.

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Version: 4.3-1
Rating: 2
Date: 2018-06-24
Votes: 14

UCS is not really free, you are mostly forced to purchase their expensive support plans...it's not a standard distro...furthermore is has some kind of obscure registry (yep like Microsoft) and a mix max of clustered config files....many bigger packages need optimization and the basic man pages do not help just because UCS uses their above mentioned system...

The standard documentation from UCS is written poorly and the offered youtube videos sound like something for non techs.

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Version: 4.2-2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-10-04
Votes: 0

Like RedHat...just with an actual debian as foundation.

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