Category: How-tos

3 Password Management Utilities That Help to Improve System Security

Three good password management utilities

When securing any system, the basic advice is to use “strong passwords” and change them periodically. This also applies to system and domain users. In this post we will briefly go through what can be considered a good password and what Linux tools can help system administrators to improve system security related with users and […]

Video tutorial on joining Windows 10 to a Samba 4 Domain on Zentyal Server

How to join Windows 10 client to Samba4 domain on Zentyal Linux Server

Zentyal Linux Server provides an alternative to Windows Server®. Thanks to the integration of the Samba and Kerberos technologies, Zentyal allows you to join Windows® clients natively to the domain and manage them as you are used to with Windows Server. The Windows operative systems supported by Zentyal include Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10. The process of joining […]

Tips for Monitoring and Maintaining Your Zentyal Server

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In the past few weeks, many of us are working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. In this post we want to remind you of some useful Zentyal Server monitoring and maintenance tasks. These tips help you to continue guaranteeing the security and correct operation of your server at all times. Track successful / failed […]

11 Points for Sysadmins to Keep in Mind with a High Number of VPN Users

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Due to restrictions imposed on free movement during the coronavirus pandemic, the use of the OpenVPN module is increasing to facilitate remote working. That is why we would like to point out some aspects about its use for Zentyal Server administrators. Analyse the situation and the needs The first step would be to analyse the […]

Server Admin ToDo List When Going Remote

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In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak many businesses are going remote. Suddenly having to support an entirely remote staff and remotely manage all the systems, is putting a lots of pressure on system administrators and IT departments. If you are in charge of managing your organization’s server, we would recommend you to take into […]

How-to: Add Zentyal Linux Server to EVE-NG (Video tutorial)

Wisdom Pond has published an easy to follow video tutorial on how to add Zentyal Linux Server to EVE-NG. EVE-NG is a clientless network emulation software, similar to GNS3. It is managed via graphical user interface on a browser and it allows to emulate complex network scenarios: Easy way to add a DC, DHCP, Proxy, […]

How-to: Create a Zentyal Server VM for macOS with VirtualBox (Video tutorial)

Want to test Zentyal on Mac? Or would you like your fellow Mac sysadmin to take a look at Zentyal? Lately the Zentyal Team is seeing a growing interest in deploying Zentyal in Mac environments. As you need to keep in mind few tricks when creating Zentyal VM for macOS, we have prepared this step-by-step […]

How-to: Zentyal as an Additional Domain Controller of a Windows Domain (Video tutorial)

A common Zentyal use case is to deploy Zentyal as an additional domain controller of an existing Windows® Server. This can be a long-term decision or a necessary step before fully migrating an existing Windows Server deployment to Zentyal. Want to have a quick look on how this is done? Zentyal Team has published a […]