Installation Guide

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Installation Guide

Zentyal Installer ISO

The preferred way to install Zentyal on a new machine from scratch is using our tailored CD installer. This CD contains Zentyal and all its dependencies. The 7.0 version is based on Ubuntu Server 20.04 64bit and is available at:

- http://www.zentyal.org/server/

Note: If you want to define the partition layout manually or you need to specify a proxy to get Internet access, make sure you install using the "expert mode".

Once the installation process is done, you can access the web interface using a web browser (usually from another machine in the same network):


To log in, a user name and password is asked, this data is asked during the first stage of the installation. But any other user belonging to the "sudo" group could be used to log in as well.

Note: The installers are generated from time to time, so maybe some packages contained on them are outdated. If you have Internet connection during the installation, the latest version of the packages will be installed from our repositories.

For a complete step-by-step installation guide, please refer to http://doc.zentyal.org

Zentyal Installer script

If you already have a server with Ubuntu 20.04, to install Zentyal automagically you just need to run the following commands and follow the instructions:

wget https://zentyal.com/zentyal_installer.sh
sudo chmod u+x zentyal_installer.sh
sudo ./zentyal_installer.sh

Or alternatively, if you prefer to do a manual installation, just skip to next section.

Zentyal 7.0 packages

You can also install Zentyal as a "package set" to an already installed version of Ubuntu. This was developed and tested with Ubuntu version 20.04.

For Ubuntu 20.04 (Bionic). You should install the server edition of Ubuntu for 64-bit architectures.

Add to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://packages.zentyal.org/zentyal 7.0 main extra

In order to authenticate the packages in the Zentyal repository you can import its public key with the following command:

wget -q http://keys.zentyal.org/zentyal-7.0-packages-org.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Read the Zentyal_7.0_Announcement for more info.

Installing packages

Zentyal has a modular design that allows you to install or remove modules depending on your needs.

After editing your sources.list, make sure that your package database is up to date by running the following command:

sudo apt-get update

After that, you just need to run:

sudo apt-get install zentyal

And then point your browser to the Zentyal IP address and follow the instructions on screen:


If you want to install the full graphical environment you can install zenbuntu-desktop instead of just zentyal:

sudo apt-get install zenbuntu-desktop

After installing zenbuntu-desktop your Ubuntu will be in almost the same state as if you were used the the official Zentyal Installer, you just need to reboot your server (simulating the finish of the first stage of the installation) and on the next boot the Zentyal core packages will be installed and you will be able to continue the installation from the desktop environment.

You can also use the command line to install the packages.


sudo apt-get install zentyal-mail

You can also install all the Zentyal packages:

sudo apt-get install zentyal-all

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