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I have purchased a ubuntu certified hardware (ibm x3400 m3), i have been asked to install and configure the following:
samba domain controller (pdc),dhcp,dns,ftp and squid and also install windows 2003/2008 as a guest OS due to this i think installing zentyal on a new machine is not possible because i have to run atleast two guests on this server (windows and centos) hence planning to install the ubuntu server edtion 10.4 LTS and then install the zentyal please provide me the how to docs or step by step guide , Iam looking for the how to doc or step by step guide for installing the zentyal on an existing Ubuntu Server Edition( ubuntu server is already installed ). Please help me in this
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by:expert_tanmay
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I assume you are looking at installing virtual box. Pls refer the following page on how to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox

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Sir, Thanks for the reply. Iam looking for the zentyal to be installed on existing ubuntu server. My doubt is ; Is it possible to install the zentyal on the already installed ubuntu server or please suggest me is it recommended to install the zentyal as a guest on virtual box.
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Sir, Iam aware zentyal can be installed on vitrual box but is it possible to install and configure the zentyal on the host system itself i,e on the existing ubuntu server. Please suggest.






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Why do you want to install zentyal as guest? why don't you configure Ubuntu itself for samba domain controller (pdc),dhcp,dns,ftp, squid etc and also install windows 2003/2008 as a guest OS...Please read the review of Zentyal http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/18/zentyal_review/page3.html

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Thanks for the reply, Yes sir will install the zentyal as guest but please suggest me will it be fine in the production environment. Please suggest.
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What I meant in my earlier post was I don't recommend Zentyal as guest on Ubuntu. Ubuntu itself can be configured for Samba, dhcp, dns, ftp, Squid etc..

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Thanks for the reply, Iam looking for how to docs or step by step guide to configure ubuntu server as a samba domain controller using ldap/fds as  password backend but most importantly i need the mappings of windows groups to unix groups like Domain admins, Domain users and Domain guests and also few more groups to the unix groups , please help me in providing me a good how to to achieve this.
Thanks in advance.
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