Zentyal Alternatives

    Zentyal is described as 'native Microsoft Active Directory implementation on Linux incorporating all the network services required in a small and medium business environment: Directory & Domain Server, Mail Server, Gateway and Infrastructure Server' and is a popular app in the Online Services category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Zentyal for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is NethServer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zentyal are ClearOS (Free, Open Source), Ubuntu Server (Free, Open Source), Univention Corporate Server (Free, Open Source) and Turnkey Linux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 25, 2021

    1. NethServer is a CentOS-based Linux distribution for servers. The product's main feature is a modular design which makes it simple to turn the distribution into a mail server and filter, web server, groupware, firewall, web filter, IPS/IDS or VPN server.
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      NethServer vs Zentyal opinions
      Almost everyone thinks NethServer is a great alternative to Zentyal.
      better alternative than zentyal
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      pfinardi I used for my personal mail server e nextcloud. Moreover I used it with BgLUG (http://bglug.it/scuole) in our project "Linux in the schools" as Primary Domain Controller on the servers of the IT Lab of the schools. Very nice distribution: efficient and easy to use.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      very very simple to configure
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

    2. ClearOS is a family of operating systems for the enterprise, small business, and home. There are three editions to choose from depending on your needs and suitable to your abilities. They are: ClearOS Enterprise, ClearOS Home, and ClearOS Core.
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      ClearOS vs Zentyal opinions
      Most users think ClearOS is a great alternative to Zentyal.
      They both provide the same functions...I use them both
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      rbosma it is more robust than zentyal
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      The web interface is more intuitive and easier. and it has more features. Although it has not the option as Exchange server. But that is to me a minor thing. You can add that separately afterwards.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago


    3. The leading platform for scale-out computing, Ubuntu Server helps you make the most of your infrastructure. Whether you want to deploy an OpenStack cloud, a Hadoop cluster or a 50,000-node render farm, Ubuntu Server delivers the best value scale-out performance available.
    4. Univention Corporate Server is a pre-configured platform to operate and manage server applications and complete IT infrastructures free of charge.
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      Univention Corporate Server vs Zentyal opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Univention Corporate Server is a great alternative to Zentyal.
      Easy management of multiple servers from one central console. For example easy setup of mail-backup servers. And more.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    5. Save time and money with 100+ ready-to-use solutions that include a Debian based OS, and the relevant open source software and all dependencies pre-installed. Discover and leverage the best free open source software.

    6. Active Directory (AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed for Windows domain networks and included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services.
    7. SambaBox is an integrated enterprise domain appliance which works flawlessly with Windows AD environment. SambaBox offers, Integrated DNS, DHCP, CA and SaltStack with web based management on hight secure environment.
      SambaBox vs Zentyal opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It has more tuning settings
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

    8. Microsoft Exchange Server is a messaging and collaborative software product developed by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Servers line of server products and is widely used by enterprises using Microsoft infrastructure solutions.
      Microsoft Exchange Server vs Zentyal opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Exchange is only for email and calendar.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      OpenLDAP Software is an open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. The suite includes: slapd - stand-alone LDAP daemon (server) libraries implementing the LDAP protocol, and utilities, tools, and sample clients.
    9. Windows Server 2012, codenamed "Windows Server 8", is the sixth release of Windows Server. It is the server version of Windows 8 and succeeds Windows Server 2008 R2. Two pre-release versions, a developer preview and a beta version, were released during development.
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      Windows Server 2012 vs Zentyal opinions
      Some users think Windows Server 2012 is a great alternative to Zentyal, some don't.
      the only thing different: it is full windows
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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