- Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 5.0, a major new Linux Small Business Server release
January 26th, 2017, Zaragoza – Zentyal, developer of Zentyal Linux Small Business Server, today announced a major new version of the Commercial Zentyal Server Edition. Zentyal Server 5.0 aims at offering an easy-to-use Linux server with native compatibility with Microsoft Active Directory®. Amid the generalized push for cloud, small and medium business continue requiring on-site server solutions and with this release Zentyal responds to their needs.
Zentyal Server 5.0 is based on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and comes with the latest versions of all the integrated software. The single most important improvement Zentyal Server 5.0 introduces is the integration of the latest Samba version (Samba 4.5.1) directly from upstream. Due to the fast development of the Samba project, from this version onwards Zentyal will integrate the latest stable Samba packages available upstream. This allows quicker introduction of new Samba features, fixes and updates to Zentyal Server.
In addition, this version re-introduces the HTTP Proxy module and integrates the latest SOGo webmail version (3.2.1) that comes with new UI and improved ActiveSync implementation. Other important improvements include updates in Zentyal Server core to make it compatible with the changes in Ubuntu 16.04 and the possibility to install packages in Debian systems in the future.
New features and improvements include:
- New base distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 Long Term Support
- Latest upstream version of Samba: Samba 4.5.1, including all the fixes since Samba 4.3
- NSS/PAM is managed with winbind instead of sssd
- Latest version of SOGo webmail: SOGo 3.2.1, including new UI and improved ActiveSync implementation
- New HTTP Proxy module
- Daemon management uses systemd instead of upstart
Free 30-day Trial of the Commercial Zentyal Server Edition 5.0 is available upon request at:
Full list of Zentyal Server 5.0 features is available at:
The Zentyal Server source code is available at:
The detailed Zentyal Server 5.0 release announcement is available at:
The full change log from Zentyal Server 4.2 to 5.0 is available at:
Zentyal designs and develops the Zentyal Linux Small Business Server since 2004. Zentyal Server incorporates all the network services required in a small and medium business environment, most importantly the first-ever native Microsoft Active Directory® implementation on Linux that is easy to use.
With Zentyal Server there is no need to use command line, but system administrators can manage all the network services via graphical user interface. Zentyal-based solutions allow SMBs to reduce and rationalize IT investments, improve the security and minimize system downtime.
Zentyal Linux Small Business Server is widely used by small and medium businesses independently of their activity or location, as well as by public administration or the education sector. The partnership agreements signed with IT support and service providers in more than 20 countries guarantee the distribution of Zentyal-based solutions to customers worldwide.