Univention Corporate Server
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is the innovative basis for the cost-efficient operation and easy administration of server applications and entire IT infrastructures. UCS is optimally suited to the management of distributed heterogeneous and virtualized IT environments, regardless of whether you employ Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X or Linux systems.
The integrated identity and infrastructure management system makes it easy to administrate applications, users and resources. Server and desktop solutions can be administrated centrally and across different locations and platforms via an easy-to-use web interface.
Thanks to its standardized interfaces, UCS can be integrated easily into existing environments. The integrated App Center offers a multitude of enterprise solutions, which can be run or operated virtually with just a few clicks. Extensive Active Directory functions allow integration in Microsoft Windows environments or their replacement.
Installing UCS couldn’t be easier
UCS can be installed as an ISO or virtual machine image or started in the cloud. A graphic wizard makes installing UCS and joining existing domains particularly easy. UCS is then immediately ready for use.
Individually configurable online portal for administrators and users
Each user is provided with a quick, easy access to all available resources including web services within a UCS environment, via the online portal.
As an administrator, you can even configure this page individually. This means that you can not only adjust the design of the online portal to your taste but also define which web services are displayed to the users. This is in particular important and beneficial in larger, heterogeneous environments.
Active Directory Connection
The Active Directory Connection makes it possible for UCS to join an existing Active Directory domain or synchronize it so that all the UCS functions are available in the AD domain. Applications from the Univention App Center can be mounted in the domain and users can access them from an Active Directory domain.
Active Directory Migration
The Active Directory Takeover Assistant enables the automatic migration of Active Directory domains to Univention Corporate Server. When the address of the AD domain is entered, the wizard detects all the users, computers and groups within the AD domain and copies them to the new UCS domain. No changes are required on the clients.
Scaling and Virtualization
UCS is perfectly suited to the administration of IT infrastructures of all shapes and sizes, from small companies with just a few employees right up to organizations with several million users. UCS allows simple server virtualization, horizontal and vertical replication of the LDAP directory service, problem-free administration of heterogeneous client structures and bring-your-own-device policies. Centralized and automatable update processes – including for all the installed apps – reduce the administrative efforts required.
Easy and centralised administration of domains with UCS
UCS is administrated via the Univention Management Console (UMC). This graphic web interface forms the single point of administration for the entire IT infrastructure and all the servers in the domain. All the functions of UCS such as identity and infrastructure management, the administration of virtualized servers, system settings for servers, clients and desktops and the installation of third-party solutions are effected via the UMC.
Univention App Center and Univention Apps
The Univention App Center is the platform for the installation and administration of business applications in a UCS domain. After installation, all the apps are preconfigured ready for use and integrated in the existing IT infrastructure. The centralized UCS management system renders manual maintenance of user information and rights in the apps unnecessary. Update mechanisms ensure that all running apps are completely up to date. In addition, all the applications are also available prepackaged as ready-to-use Univention apps for all popular virtual environments.