Univention Corporate Server - Easy administration of your IT infrastructure
Univention Corporate Server is a preconfigured, 100% open source Linux server and IT management system. It is free of charge and perfect for providing Microsoft Server-like services on the cloud or on the premises, to run and operate corporate IT environments with Windows- and Linux-based clients and to extend those environments with proven enterprise software, also either on the cloud or on the premises.
UCS most important characteristics are:
Active Directory-like domain services compatible with Microsoft Active Directory; a mature and easy-to-use web-based management system for user, rights and infrastructure management; a scalable underlying concept suited for single server scenarios as well as to run and manage thousands of clients and servers for thousands of users within one single UCS domain; an App Center providing single-click installation and integration of many business applications from third parties and Univention; management capabilities to manage Linux- and UNIX-based clients; command line, scripting interfaces and APIs for automatization and extension.
Its features include:
User, group and rights administration, an integrated IP management (DNS, WINS, DHCP), file and printer services. AD Takeover allows the migration of a Microsoft AD to UCS via Samba. AD Connection either integrates UCS in an AD domain or allows automatic sync of the AD and UCS. UCS has an integrated virtual machine manager (UCS Virtual Machine Manager, in short UVMM). The App Center provides further UCS components and numerous Open Source products from popular third-parties applications such as ownCloud, Kopano etc., an increasing number of them are Docker-based and integrated in UCS' central identity management. Hybrid cloud management for OpenStack and Amazon EC2 and is based on Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie).