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The Bremen Senator for Children and Education takes care of the IT for 142 schools in the city state with approx. 80,000 IT users (pupils, teachers and school staff) and 10,500 client systems.

  • Centralised administration of educational IT infrastructures of the schools in the city.
  • Cross-school, centralised provision of IT services such as e-mail, Internet, Intranet and the integration of different end devices such as the pupils’ smartphones and tablets.
  • Easy-to-use software solution for teachers for controlling IT and the pupils’ computers in the classrooms.

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) with Samba 4 and UCS@school 4.3 (August 2018)

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CC Compact Cleaning GmbH, 500 employees in three locations: Graz (Headquarters), Vienna (Branch) und Linz (Branch)

  • Modern and flexible IT infrastructure with central administration in the A1 Austria data center
  • Migration and support provided by a competent IT partner
  • GDPR-compliant data storage in Austria
  • Customizable to new demands

A1 – IT in a Box with Univention Corporate Server (UCS) as central identity management and infrastructure management, including single sign-on for Office365, connecting all locations with the A1 data center and the employees’ notebooks as part of the UCS domain

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Chefarztabrechnung24 GmbH works as a long-standing billing partner for chief physicians, specialists and hospitals.

  • Development of an own IT infrastructure
  • Collaborative applications like email, calendar, address books
  • Access via web frontend
  • Mobile connection of smartphones using ActiveSync protocol
  • Shared access to file structures organized in network drives
  • Use of one of the most modern computer centres in Germany (ISO:27001 controlled and certified computer centre)
  • Univention Corporate Server (UCS)
  • OpenVPN and FileServer
  • Ubuntu Server LTS and the Zimbra groupware
  • Newly purchased business Thinkpad notebooks with mobile connectivity
  • Desktop remains as usual: Windows 7 Professional

This environment supports a distributed team through a traditional collaborative workspace deployed in the cloud.

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The SyS-C team of the city of Chemnitz maintains the IT of 80 schools in Chemnitz with about 30,000 users and about 5,000 end devices. Besides Microsoft Windows, also Linux operating systems are installed on these devices.

Univention corporate Server (UCS) with integrated Samba 4 and UCS@school as well as the software distribution tool opsi by uib GmbH.

  • Active Directory compatible domain services for group policies and domain integration of new Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Deployment of an open source solution if possible
  • Co-existence of Windows and Linux operating systems in schools via a uniform user directory
  • Central software distribution with depot server function at the schools
  • Graphic interfaces for computer room management
  • Easy extension of the solution with central IT services for mobile end devices such as tablets, e.g., data exchange services
  • Fully automated user management
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Educational center PZ.BS, ICT Medien
Maintaining 60 school sites with 25,000 pupils and 2,500 teachers and about 3,000 PCs and notebooks.

Since 2010 UCS@school is used on 13 servers and 13 further, connected virtualized UCS servers as the central identity and access management system for the provision of file sharing, groupware services and virtual desktops based on Citrix.

  • Central solution for the about 60 school sites with minimal overhead for the schools themselves
  • Connection to Windows Active Directory via Univention AD Connection
  • Extensive interface for the complete and automatic import of accounts from pupils and teachers
  • Single sign-on and site-independent access to services via the Internet
  • Integration of further services such as LDAP, mail and web mail, eduBS-Cloud (ownCloud), Plone (eduBS-education server), school websites), eduBS-ILIAS, SoLe
  • Connection of Windows Active Directory via Univention AD Connection for the provision of virtual desktops based on Citrix.
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The objective of a pilot project of the city of Hanover, encompassing six schools and 5,500 users, is to create modernized IT groundworks and infrastructure for the digitization of Hanover’s education system. The pilot project, which is scheduled to run until 2018, works on implementing a centralized IT infrastructure management, among other things.

  • Centralization of IT administration for the school authority
  • A central access, role, and authorization management for the digital identities of students and teachers (user administration) adapted to the requirements of schools
  • Import mechanism for users for automatic administration of users, schools, and classes
  • Integration of the Webweaver learning platform and the Apple School Manager to the central user administration
  • Integration of Microsoft Active Directory into the user administration system
  • Central web portal for access to web services
  • Self-service functions (e.g., password reset) via the web portal

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) with UCS@school provides central access and authorization management for the affiliated schools and web services. Since March 2020, 50 schools in the city with approximately 50,000 users have been in the system. Automatic import mechanisms ensure that the data of users, schools, and classes are synchronized so that all services connected to UCS@school always have the latest user information available. Users can log in to the services themselves with the same access data. The Active Directory connection is made by the AD Connector contained in UCS@school.

In addition, with UCS@school, Hannover provides a web portal with password self-service, through which all users can easily access digital education services.

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City of Aachen, 37 primary schools, about 7,500 pupils as users, 11,800 workplaces in education and administration

  • Standardization of the IT infrastructures
  • Efficient operation with minimal efforts on-site at the schools
  • Educational functions for teachers
  • Virtualization of all servers

UCS@school as the central identity and access management system combined with virtualized UCS@school school servers in the data center. Windows clients in those schools with a stable connection to the data center. The city of Aachen is supported by our partner regio it.

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The city of Beckum has a total of nine schools: six primary schools and three secondary schools. Two employees take care of the network infrastructure, the telephone systems, the servers and NAS systems as well as the end devices (including mobile device management). There are about 5,200 accounts (4,500 pupils and about 650 teachers).

  • Central identity management for the administration of around 5,200 accounts
  • Connection of nine schools
  • Externally hosted server with fast Internet connection and support from the service provider
  • Modular and expandable system
  • Problem-free integration of existing Apple devices (incl. MDM)
  • Data protection-compliant integration of MS Office 365
  • Optional integration of a learning management system and a timetable
  • UCS@school operated in the NetCologne data center with central administration of all user accounts
  • Connection to Nextcloud, Open-Xchange and Rocket.Chat, MS Teams for audio and video conferences
  • Optional extension with an LMS and timetable management.
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The School and Pre-Kindergarten IT Services department at the Data Processing Office in Cologne provides services for 261 schools with around 10,000 faculty members and 135,000 students in total with the support of NetCologne.

A UCS-based identity management system managed centrally by the education authority with integration of the groupware Open-Xchange, the mobile device management software Jamf, the learning platform Moodle, and Office 365 via single sign-on

  • Consultancy services, supply and strategic further development of the IT infrastructure in schools
  • Commissioning, responsible operation, and support of the IT infrastructure
  • Standardization and quality optimization
  • User maintenance from the school administration software SchiLDZentral via LDAP
  • Automated software distribution
  • (Centralized) administration of entire IT infrastructure, for example:
  • Different server environments in the schools
  • Centrally provided services
  • Support of bring-your-own-device models
  • Operation of around 5,500 tablets financed by the education authority
  • Provision of a student and teacher mail solution
  • Learning management system, web spaces, and cloud services
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Flensburg, an independent city in the north of Schleswig-Holstein on the border with Denmark, has a total of 37 schools, 23 of which are general education schools (ten primary schools, five community schools, four grammar schools, four special schools) run by the city. The city’s IT department currently employs seven people who provide technical support to approximately 900 teachers and 15,000 pupils. In 2016, the city’s governing bodies decided to replace the very heterogeneous IT infrastructures in the schools and set up an open source-based UCS@school environment in a central data center.

  • Connect internal and external services via LDAP and single sign-on
  • Provide a Radius server for BYOD implementation
  • Centrally manage and deploy Windows clients and tablets
  • Relieve IT faculty from IT tasks
  • Intuitive usability of the new IT solution for different user groups
  • Efficient bundling of support and easy maintenance
  • Enable users to access files from anywhere
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The council of the city of Fulda is responsible for the support and operation of IT for 23 schools with 13,000 students and 1,000 teachers.

  • Uniform identity management for the centrally organized school IT of the schools in Fulda, to which the existing Active Directory can be connected.
  • Controlling access rights for all students, teachers and school administrators of around 1,500 Windows PCs and notebooks and 850 thin clients
  • Automatic and encrypted data import including a user life cycle management from the school administration (LUSD)
  • Connection of further services to the central IDM such as Active Directory, fileservices, Self Service and Office 365.
  • UCS as the basis of identity management
  • UCS Active Directory connection for synchronization to the cross-school Active Directory.
  • UCS Active Directory compatible domain controller for file services on all clients.
  • UCS@school for central identity management and automated import.
  • UCS Microsoft Office 365 Connector for the connection to Office 365.
  • UCS Self-Service which enables students and teachers to reset their passwords independently.
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The Marburg Media Center currently has 12 employees who manage the IT of the 23 schools with approximately 11,500 students and 1,100 teachers. They are responsible for around 4,700 terminals, 80 server systems, 500 access points and 80 switches.

  • Unite networks and users in one system with a contemporary structure
  • Shorten support runtimes
  • Faster provision of new IT services
  • Physical merger of networks (school network and administrative network)
  • More flexible and faster response to sudden problems (e.g. corona pandemic)
  • More time for on-site support in Marburg schools
  • Overcoming shadow IT and meeting the individual needs of schools and students
  • And our main goal: building a sustainable and more user-friendly authentication basis for users with central management of all end devices via mobile device management (MDM)
  • Future-proof and user-friendly authentication based on UCS@school (one UCS Primary Directory Node, one Backup Directory Node, two Replica Directory Nodes for monitoring and one LDAP Connector for future systems)
  • Management of end devices via Mobile Device Management (MDM) incl. Single Sign-on
  • GPG-encrypted import of user data
  • Import from the country directory service LUSD as a customer-specific repository
  • Reverse proxy for LDAP directory and setup of UCS Microsoft 365 Connector
  • Concept for collective authentications in the Windows login of Azure AD planned
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The IT department of Neumünster’s city administration is responsible for the IT infrastructure and IT services for 22 general education schools and three vocational schools in that city. These schools include around 1,100 teachers and 15,000 students.

  • Discharge of schools through central provision of school IT by the school authorities
  • Operation in the data center of the municipal IT department
  • Provision of uniform IT services that are easy to maintain and support via the municipal intranet
  • Preferred use of Open Source solutions
  • UCS@school as identity management with digital identities for all students and teachers
  • RADIUS server for authentication of all users of the school WLAN
  • Use of web content filters, including parental controls
  • Online school portal for centralized provision of all IT services and easy access to those
  • Connection of IT services such as Nextcloud, ONLYOFFICE and Moodle to UCS@school and single sign-on access
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There are 21 schools in Norderstedt (12 elementary schools, 4 high schools, 4 community schools, 1 special needs school) with around 8,000 students and 1,000 teachers. Ten specialists are currently in charge of IT, three of whom are responsible for identity and access management with UCS@school as well as interfaces to the school’s own WLAN or Mobile Device Management (MDM).

  • Redudant and virtualized server infrastructure
  • Network and security concept
  • Redundant firewalls
  • Nextcloud connection with integrated Collabora Online Office
  • Separate secure WLAN with youth protection filter
  • Automated registration of school-bound end device to the school WLAN
  • Altogether: Preferred use of open source software (OSS)
  • Perspective: A secure video conferencing tool integrated into Nextcloud, a digital class register, and additional teaching and learning software
  • UCS@school as central school platform with hardware incl. storage area network (SAN) and hypervisor in the town hall
  • Connection of the schools via fiber optics with 1GBit/sec. by GmbH
  • Service Set Identifier (SSID) with parental control filter (school WLAN “MobyEdu”)
  • Nextcloud with integrated Collabora Online Office and perspective BigBlueButton rooms
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The school IT department of the City of Nuremberg, with about 25 employees, currently looks after 140 schools with approximately 65,000 pupils and 5,500 teachers. In the pilot project with Univention, two schools (FOS/RS) with around 1,700 pupils and 130 teachers were involved.

  • Redundant directory service
  • School server instant
  • Integration Windows 10/M365 into the UCS domain
  • Import of already existing users
  • Logon with a mobile device
  • Central Wi-Fi authentication for pupils & teachers
  • Connection of external services via single sign-on
  • Convenient operation and reduction of administrative effort through self-service functions
  • Content filter
  • Univention Corporate Server (UCS) & UCS@school with a basic installation of the software distribution tool OPSI. Users can also log on conveniently using a mobile device.
  • Microsoft 365 connection via UCS Microsoft 365 Connector. That makes it possible to provision Office access with a single sign-on for UCS users.
  • RADIUS server for authentication of all users in the school’s wireless local area network.
  • UCS Self Service allows users to manage their data independently without administrative support.

There are 48 general and vocational schools in Oldenburg with about 28,000 students and about 2,300 teachers. 23 school IT specialists (including the head of department and several administrators) take care of the IT infrastructure, which has been upgraded in recent years and consists of approximately 400 network switches, 1,000 WLAN access points, 8,000 mobile devices (mainly iPads) and approximately 2,500 additional local devices at the vocational schools.

  • Establish a reliable, modular and user-friendly overall solution with pedagogical functions
  • In-house on-premise operation and multi-tenancy capability
  • Standardized system for all school locations and standardized user IDs
  • Implement open interfaces and personalized access to the school WLAN
  • User-friendly operation to reduce the need for training for teachers and pupils
  • Meet the individual needs of schools and their users
  • Stable operation and perspective connection of new services
  • UCS@school as central school platform with directory service for IDM, AD functionalities, school portal, school server, educational functions such as exam mode or resetting passwords
  • UCS@school as interface to OPSI for software distribution and to Relution as Mobile Device Management (MDM)
  • IT Service Management (ITSM) including ServiceDesk
  • Use of the Radius software solution from the Univention App Center
  • Perspective: need-oriented internet connection of all schools by the end of 2024 as well as connection to “” and the central school administration software “NEO Niedersachsen”
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District-free city with 18,800 pupils at 37 schools

  • The City of Wolfsburg intends to use the project to create a virtual learning space for the educational landscape in Wolfsburg. Within the framework of a pilot project at 6 schools, initially the central provision of WLAN and web services is to be tested.
  • Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and UCS@school as Identity Management and Portal Solution for Student and Teacher Identities
  • Connection of the school WLAN to UCS for Internet access at the schools
  • Connection of the learning management system itslearning to UCS for the central administration of users in UCS
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Public sector IT service provider for Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Bremen, Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with around 3,500 employees at eight locations.

  • As part of the Phoenix project, Dataport will develop a web-based IT workstation for public administration and educational institutions as an alternative to proprietary solutions such as Microsoft 365. The workplace has to be Open Source software and offer all basic functions for working on the computer: e-mail, calendar, contacts, word processing, chat, video conferencing, collaborative working, and document storage and exchange. The conceptual design and implementation of the project will be supported by partners.
  • Together with a partner consortium consisting of the companies Bechtle GmbH, Capgemini and Frauenhofer, Univention won the tender of Dataport for support in the development of Phoenix. In the project, Univention is supplying the software for the identity management and the end user portal, and is providing consulting services for the technical conception and architecture issues as well as for the selection of Open Source solutions and their integration.
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The Austrian deaconry Eine Welt

  • Replacement of the unsufficient management console
  • Central management of the devices and their users
  • Central identity management in order to easier integrate different services.
  • Future-proof with connection possibilities also to cloud services

Univention Corporate Server: As this infrastructure solution allows the integration of Windows domains on the one hand and because UCS offers the desired Open Source base with a German-speaking community on the other. Last but not least, Univention also has an Austrian service partner in Siedl Networks.

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The Austrian company Eberspächer Tageslichttechnik with several sites and over 70 employees, many of whom work in field sales.

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) incl. Samba 4 and groupware Kopano

  • Sustainable IT infrastructure which is also equipped to deal with future requirements
  • Standardised identity management
  • Groupware solution, with which employees can continue to work with Microsoft Outlook clients
  • An in-house cloud solution
  • Cost-effective
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A federal office with 750 employees, 9 locations and 950 workstations with conventional office software and specialist applications.

UCS incl. Samba 4.

  • Easy administration and great flexibility at the same time
  • Consistent adminsitration of decentralised it infrastructures
  • Georedundancy and high availability of all services
  • Comprehensive support of all Microsoft Windows workstations and specialist applications
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The Federal Police Aviation Group (BPOLFLG) is responsible for the commissioning and maintenance of currently 94 helicopters, including 18 for rescue services and 10 for training purposes, at five main locations and an additional 24 bases or rescue stations. Approximately 1,000 employees work at BPOLFLG, including 13 in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)/Specialist IT. The latter currently oversee 750 users with 190 laptops, 55 WLAN access points, and 90 specialized applications.

  • Central and modern management system for flight instructors to support apprentices in flight service
  • Structuring the rollout and installation of hardware
  • Possible deployment in the educational sector (data protection, transparency, functionality)
  • High degree of automation and usability
  • Preferential use of open-source software
  • Univention Corporate Server (UCS) in the school edition (UCS@school) for the digitization of the Aviation School for Police Service (LFSfdPD) of the Federal Police
  • Management of multiple specialized applications for aviation-specific processes in UCS@school
  • OPSI as the core application for rolling out and implementing
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Nearly 500 employees* located in Berlin

  • Complete replacement of the Microsoft server infrastructure
  • Connection of the Windows clients to the central user administration
  • UCS as Domain Controller and Backup Controller of the Windows clients
  • Connection of UCS to the self-programmed management tool
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Research institute with 800 employees at 6 sites located across Germany currently working on over 180 different research projects.

  • New operating system allowing central administration of all resources
  • Takeover of all users and rights
  • Complete migration of entire 15-year e-mail archive
  • Problem-free communication among staff
  • Simple options for updating the system

Set-up of four virtual servers with vSphere (VMware),UCS for central identity management and IT infrastructure management, Active Directory Connector for synchronisation of all existing directory services, Open-Xchange as new e-mail and groupware solution and Oxtender for mobile device access.

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Gradient Effects is a special effects company with currently two IT professionals, headquartered in Los Angeles, USA with secondary offices in Montréal, Canada.

  • Support of Linux operating system and various Linux distributions
  • Possibility to import legacy idap files
  • Minimum downtime of the system
  • Stability and possible connection of further services
  • Preferred use of open source software (OSS)
  • UCS as domain controller and file server
  • Integrated management of DNS and users with UCS
  • Replacement of LDAP and DNS and replacement of an old file server with UCS
  • In the future: Groupware introduction
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HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH based in Hanover with over 400 employees, develops apps and web-based solutions in the area of travel planning, mobile ticketing or fleet management. The company is a member of the Siemens “Combined Power for Mobility” family since 2017.

  • Development of a central identity management for more than 400 users
  • Connection of the groupware Zimbra to the IDM
  • Integration and easy login to company-wide cloud services
  • UCS for central IDM and administration of users, groups and computers for approx. 500 clients in a heterogeneous environment
  • Provision of DNS and DHCP server services via UCS
  • Connection of the email and groupware solution Zimbra using a UCS connector
  • Single sign-on with SAML authentication for internal and external (cloud) services
  • Print Server with CUPS
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In order to encourage the media competence of the students, the Vocational School Handelslehranstalt Hameln is using an internet-supported learning environment since 2010, which is actively used by approx. 1,700 pupils and about 80 teachers.
The development of a media educational concept has made it necessary to adapt the IT infrastructure within the school.

  • User-friendly single sign-on
  • Integration of the cooperation platform EduPlaza, which among other things provides individual mail accounts for students and teachers
  • Flexible extension of further software tools for collaborative use within a portal solution
  • Centrally administrable IT infrastructure with which additional school locations can be later integrated across the school district
  • Secure internet access
  • Integration of mobile end devices using central ID switching service

Central administration of the complete school IT including a centrally managed identity management of all participants with UCS@school. Creation of a portal page (, with which teachers and students get a single sign-on access to the school-wide, powerful WiFi as well as to all applications, such as EduPlaza, WebUntis, the Messenger Rocket.Chat, the software distribution opsi and the complete PC room control.

The Jena Media Center currently has ten IT employees who are responsible for 27 school locations (elementary schools, community colleges, high schools, vocational schools and a support center). The employees manage the accounts of about 12,500 students and 1,700 teachers and take care of about 4,000 PCs, 1,500 notebooks, 1,500 iPads and a large number of servers, switches and access points.

  • Open Source Software (OSS) instead of proprietary solutions
  • Standardized system at all locations
  • Minimal training requirements for teachers and students
  • ID management and LDAP functionality for all devices
  • Stability and possibility of connecting additional services
  • Coverage of needs for school server functionality, cloud, groupware, Radius, Microsoft 365, Apple ID, etc.
  • UCS@school as technical basis for the complete IT infrastructure
  • School server domain for the Jena School Portal (JSP) hosted at “”
  • Master server in the central office of the Jena Media Center and Replica Directory Nodes in the schools with decentralized DHCP and DNS management
  • Use of UCS identity management for connections to Moodle, helpdesk, portal and end devices
  • Management of printers, clients and active components incl. central software distribution at all school sites via UCS Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Connection to Open-Xchange (OX) as mail solution for all students and teachers
  • Integration of Nextcloud with connection to the school server for all users
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The media center maintains 72 schools in the district of Kassel with about 25,000 pupils. It also manages the use of around 6,000 end devices.

  • Central administration of the school IT in spite of the wide-spread area structure
  • Functional IT despite partially poor Internet connection at schools in rural areas
  • Centralized provision of services from the data center Hofgeismar, combined with local school servers

Full extension of UCS@school with central services and school servers.
Partial use of UCS@school administration servers in networks which are separated from the educational network.

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Founded in 1999, KiKxxl is a communication server provider with its headquarters in Osnabrück and which operates call centres in Bochum, Bremen and Dortmund. The company boasts 1,900 employees and 1,600 computer-based workplaces.

  • Automation of granting of user rights
  • Reduction of administration efforts for user and group administration
  • Integration of important services (mail, chat, office license management, telephony) into the central resource management

Univention Corporate Server runs on one Primary Directory Node, four Replica Directory Nodes and nine Backup Directory Nodes. The UCS management system is used for the assignment, adjustment and control of the rights assignment. KiKxxl has expanded the UDM module in the UCS management system to automate the control processes in such a way that it is no longer necessary for the IT specialists to intervene.

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Over 550 Baden-Württemberg schools, whose school networks and IT services for lessons are supported by the LMZ.

The new version of paedML Linux 6.0, which is based on UCS@school and the Open Source server operating system Univention Corporate Server.

  • Flexible firewall solution for expanded network infrastructures
  • Multi-server operation and multi-school capability
  • Support of current Windows desktops in the schools
  • Control options for teachers such as screen monitoring and transfer or automatic distribution and collection of student data
  • Integration of student smartphones
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The district of Rotenburg (Wümme) has nine schools, including three vocational schools, three academic high schools and three special schools. Currently, about 5,750 students and 370 teachers at the vocational schools use UCS@school. A team of four IT employees is responsible for maintaining the approximately 1,200 PCs and 350 notebooks.

  • Interface between school management system and school server with semi-automatic user transfer
  • Easy connection to external pedagogical systems
  • Integration of various school management services
  • Networked work for all users
  • Reliable and intuitive class work mode for teachers
  • UCS@school as central school platform with directory service for Identity Management System (IDM), AD functionalities and school portal
  • Introduction of various pedagogical functions (e.g. class work mode, collection and distribution of files, access to files at school and at home)
  • Direct connection to Nextcloud
  • Perspective: Single sign-on for external services such as learning management systems (LMS)
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In Landkreis Ludwigslust-Parchim there are currently 19 schools at 21 school locations with around 7,200 students, 670 teachers and around 25 clerks.

The district pursue following goals by using UCS@school:

  • Expansion of the fibre-optic network, which provides 30 Mbit/s in every classroom and an area-wide wifi network in all buildings (temporary solution: exploitation of already existing providers)
  • Provision of mobile terminals, especially at secondary and vocational schools, based on pedagogical concepts
  • Relocation of services to the cloud or to Schwerin‘s computer centre, e.g. data storage, document management, applications, learning applications, e-mail, (school administration software)


  • Definition of a unified IT strategy at the district‘s schools on the basis of the media development plan
  • Central concept for operation and support including necessary know-how build-up and correspondingly efficient organisation
  • Practical privacy policy for all school areas
  • IT security for all computer networks, especially for the pedagogical and administrative network
  • Youth protection via policies and central firewall
  • Backup solution for all data
  • Using UCS@school for a central administration of all users‘ identities as well as a central user-friendly access to all applications
  • itslearning as a learning platform for lesson preparation, provision of learning material and tasks, promotion of group work, communication between teachers, students and parents
  • Integration of the district‘s media centre online media library with learning material
  • Microsoft Outlook for e-mail communication (via MS Office package licence)
  • Central software distribution, support, technical maintenance and supervision by the IT service provider KSM, which is not only supported by Ludwigslust-Parchim district but also by others
  • Various Microsoft Office products (local installation on private terminals via Office 365), including applications such as interactive maps, video editing, etc.
  • File sharing and file storage via cloud solutions including the connection to the the user administration of UCS@school
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Lux Bau GmbH in Hainfeld (Austria) with 120 employees at 3 sites

Conversion of the existing Windows server to Univention Corporate Server and conversion of Cyrus mail server to Kopano

  • Conversion of the existing Windows server and conversion of Cyrus mail server
  • Sustainable IT infrastructure, which is also equipped for future requirements with its standardised identity management
  • New groupware solution for e-mails, appointments and contacts including an automatic data exchange between groupware and the central MIS system

Due to the high interest of several Max Planck Institutes in using Univention Corporate Server (UCS) as a central identity management and platform for connecting various other services, a maintenance and support agreement between Univention and the Max Planck Society (MPG) was made last year. This agreement defines the scope of the use of UCS Enterprise Subscriptions including maintenance and support. All institutes of the Max Planck Society can thus use a UCS standard subscription with an unlimited number of users and servers quickly and easily within the framework agreed in the contract.

Since the end of August this year, the UCS contract has also been part of the MPG’s basic software package agreement. Institutes or institutions interested in a subscription can obtain it promptly from the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL). A local purchase becomes superfluous.

This contract extension gives all institutes easy access to a centrally designed Open Source IT solution that is maintained and supported by a manufacturer.

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Maynard Steel Casting Company is a full-service foundry based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with around 300 employees.

  • Replacement of outdated Microsoft Windows Active Directory Services
  • Implementation of a new groupware
  • Possibility to operate IT in the own data centre
  • Reduction of administration effort and more scalability
  • Unified and simple management of IT services and users
  • Univention Corporate Server (UCS) for operation and management of the entire IT infrastructure
  • The groupware Kopano for mail and calendar
  • Integration of the already in use solutions Fuse Mail, VMWare, Solidworks and Magma-soft into the management of UCS.
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Car dealership with affiliated workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, USA with 150 employees and 75 end devices that need to be serviced

  • Replacement of the obsolete and maintenance-intensive MS Active Directory
  • Reduction of administrative overhead
  • Easy to use central identity and access management
  • Integration of Mercedes specialist applications into the IDM
  • More security through domain-wide password policies
  • File sharing and roaming profiles
  • Replacement of MS Active Directory through UCS with Samba 4
  • Joining all virtual and physical desktops into the UCS domain
  • Migration of all users to UCS
  • Central management of WLAN and VPN user access via UCS
  • Connection of virtual desktop systems and thin clients in UCS
  • Connection of Mercedes specialist applications e.g. sales processing, scheduling and maintenance
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The Minister of Education and Child Day Care is responsible for school and education matters in addition to science and culture. She is in charge of creating favorable conditions for education, the acquisition of knowledge, and lifelong learning in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

A state-wide directory service based on UCS@school enables the central provision of digital education services in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The directory service manages the digital identities of pupils and teachers.

  • Nationwide directory service that can record different user groups with various requirements and distributed responsibilities
  • Central identity management for the administration of over 200,000 accounts
  • Connection of 285 school authorities, 614 general and vocational schools, 187,600 pupils, and around 14,700 teachers
  • Single Sign-on for the applications provided (state-wide and municipal), except for applications that are particularly relevant to data protection.
  • UCS@school on several servers in the data center of the Ministry of Education for the central administration of user accounts.
  • The user data is imported from a Microsoft Active Directory using the UCS AD connection into UCS or OpenLDAP. In the future the UCS@school ID Connector will be used as a central component, to replicate identities to the municipal data centers and service providers.
  • Connection of the learning management solution itslearning to the identity management of UCS@school
  • School portal, which currently provides access to itslearning via single sign-on for around 150,000 users from over 370 schools.
  • Self-service functions with which users can manage their accounts and reset passwords.
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Molitor Zahntechnik (Dental laboratory technology company) in Berlin

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) on server hardware from Thomas-Krenn.

  • Complete overhaul of the IT for a modern, low-maintenance IT environment protected against viruses.
  • Use of the familiar, Microsoft Windows-based specialist applications
  • Integration of Mac workstations
  • Scalability of the new IT environment so as to be able to mount additional sites by means of a private cloud in the future if and as required
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Startup company with about 50 employees, located in Santa Clara, USA. The company provides transportation services for satellites in space.

  • Identity management system for employee account management
  • Connection of local Windows and macOS computers to UCS
  • Connection of other services (file server, build system, Google cloud services

Setup of UCS as a central identity management system with the connection of Google Cloud services via the UCS G Suite Connector and instruction of Momentus’ employees.

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The Oldenburgisch-Ostfriesischer Wasserverband with about 820 employees is responsible for the drinking water supply and wastewater disposal for 20 cities, 56 municipalities and 9 districts in an area of 7.832 km², which extends from the East Frisian islands to the district of Vechta in Lower Saxony.

  • Development of a central identity management for all locations of the water board
  • Simple administration of the Windows and other systems based workstations and clients of the employees at the various branches
  • Connection of further IT services such as an e-mail system to the central IT management
  • Domain administration based on Univention Corporate Server (UCS)
  • Central management of all users and part of the IT services via the Univention Management Console (UMC)
  • Login of employees with one password and user name at various services
  • Use of Samba 4, DNS and DHCP functionalities
  • Connection of Citrix via the UCS Active Directory Connector to the UCS IDM
  • Connection of the Groupware Open-Xchange to the IDM of UCS
  • Simple provision of various services for employees via the browser-based Univention portal
  • Connection of the Citrix environment via synchronization of LDAP via the UCS AD Connector as well as the use of the network services DNS and DHCP and the integration of Samba 4

The Oldenburgische Landesbank (OLB) is the leading regional bank in the Weser-Ems region. With around 170 branches and 2150 employees, the universal bank offers the entire range of services for private and commercial customers.

  • Management of a heterogeneous IT infrastructure consisting of Windows clients, Windows servers, terminal servers, Unix servers, and Oracle database servers.
  • Provision of a redundant virtualization infrastructure in the data center
  • Centralized authentication and user administration for employees at headquarters and at the around 170 branch offices
  • Central UCS domain for user management and authentication on various internal services
  • Decentralized UCS servers in the branches as print and file servers
  • UCS-KVM with UVMM in the data center as a virtualization platform
  • Top-down synchronization of the login data of a UCS domain into 4 additional, independent domains
  • Bidirectional synchronization of UCS and Active Directory Domain (AD Connector)
  • UCS as a platform for various web and software applications within the bank
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With 170,000 employees, Orange S.A. is the largest telecommunications company in France with headquarters in Paris.

  • Ability to manage 30 million user identities
  • The directory service must handle more than a hundred thousand simultaneous requests
  • Delegated administration and scalable notifications
  • API compatibility to existing systems
  • Highly scalable for gradual user data migration
  • UCS utilizing an integrated OpenLDAP as an identity management for 30 million users
  • Creating a stable LDAP cluster capable of handling numerous simultaneous requests
  • Implementing SOAP interfaces and provisioning and notification plugins for external APIs
  • Integrating Open-Xchange, Dovecot, a provisioning router and broker by Tarent and many Orange specific services
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The Österreichische Bundesverlag (öbv), based in Vienna, is one of the largest and best-known educational publishers in Austria. Altogether it has 70 employees inside and outside the office.

Kopano as a replacement for MS Exchange and Outlook, can be used through browser and external apps (desktop and mobile devices). Univention Corporate Server as central identity management and IT infrastructure management.

  • Flexible mail and groupware solution (e-mail, calendar, web meetings, chat, file storage)
  • Communication tools for online meetings with external partners
  • Access via desktop (Windows, macOS, Linux) and smartphones/tablets
  • Improvement of overall performance and stability
  • Central IT infrastructure with a central user administration
  • Easy maintenance of the existing server landscape
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Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners Inc. is a merger of 14 dermatology clinics in Pennsylvania/USA.

  • Replacement of Windows Active Directory
  • Mail solution for secure exchange of confidential patient information
  • Collaborative working of files via filesync solution
  • Easy administration and maintenance by non-IT professionals
  • UCS as Primary Directory and Backup Directory Node in the headquarters and UCS Replica Directory Node in the branches
  • Integrated IDM with Univention Management System
  • Integration of OX Documents and OX Guard
  • Connection of Nextcloud with integrated Collabora
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Security service provider POWER PERSONEN-OBJEKT-WERKSCHUTZ GMBH with 1,000 employers and 10 subsidiaries located throughout Germany


  • Cost-effective solution also offering high security and stability
  • Greater use of server virtualization
  • No interruption or restriction of productive operation during migration
  • Simple connection of 10 subsidiaries
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ucloud@school is the secure and privacy-compliant cloud offer for schools and school authorities offered by regio iT, which is already being used by 100 schools in North Rhine Westphalia.

  • Multi-client capability during operation
  • Self-management functions for schools
  • Single sign-on using Shibboleth/SAML interfaces to provide user accounts and groups in identity and access management
  • High compatibility between UCS@school and services of other manufacturers

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and the integrated LDAP directory service is used as the identity and access management system of regio iT for ucloud@school. Connected to this are file exchange and groupware services which can be purchased by schools and school authorities.

Reisebüro Fahrenkrog Touristik & Business Travel GmbH & Co KG has eight branches in Schleswig-Holstein and Bremen with around 80 employees in total.

  • An adaptable, open IT infrastructure at an acceptable cost
  • UCS with two servers in Kiel and Bremen
  • NAS with user profiles and file system in the other branches without servers
  • Kopano groupware, Bareos backup, Nextcloud private cloud storage
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Founded in 2014 and rapidly increasing, REWE digital can be defined as the core of the digital transformation of the REWE Group. All strategic and operative online activities of the REWE Group are concentrated on the premises of the Carlswerk in Cologne. One of the most important tasks of REWE digital is to digitize the food trade in Germany. In addition to the premises in Carlsberg with more than 500 staff members REWE digital runs six Food Fulfillment Centers with 1,800 staff members.

  • Central and consistent identity management
  • Connection and easy administration of the users of Google G Suite and other services
  • Connection and authentification of services against a central identity management / LDAP
  • Single Sign-on respectively SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language)
  • UCS as the central identity management
  • Connection of Google G Suite via UCS Google Connector
  • Connection of Atlassian Stack to UCS
  • DNS server & DHCP with UCS
  • Integration of parts of the clients, especially of Apple OS X into the domain

In Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, the IT department manages about 500 Linux-based client computers. One of the team’s tasks is to ensure that the approximately 900 employees in the public sector have access to their e-mails, calendars, contacts and files anytime, anywhere. To this end, Schwäbisch Hall has been using Linux and open source software to the greatest possible extent for 20 years now. In 2021, the decision was made to replace the identity management system developed specifically for Schwäbisch Hall with an open source solution professionally maintained by a manufacturer and introduced Univention Corporate Server (UCS).

  • Migrate the self-developed Linux user management to a standardized product that is continuously maintained and supported by a manufacturer
  • Centralized management of employee and system identities and access rights
  • Centralized provision of information such as password changes, user details, group memberships
  • Perform migration to the new solution within a few days without disrupting employee workflows
  • Comply with the no-spy clause of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI)
  • UCS as the technical basis for a heterogeneous IT landscape (open source & Windows) and as identity management for the central administration of users and their access rights
  • Redundant design of central services such as LDAP, DNS and DHCP as well as the Samba-based Active Directory Windows services
  • Replication of user data to the services with the notifier listener mechanism used in UCS
  • Provisioning of the OX App Suite via the UCS OX Connector
  • Transfer of information about users, groups and devices from Samba AD to UCS with UCS Active Directory Takeover
  • Connecting the existing 500 Linux clients to the new system without manual adjustments
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The Berlin based cultural event company “SchwuZ Kulturveranstaltungs GmbH” is responsible for the IT infrastructure of their office as well as of the joined event center, called “SchwuZ”.

  • Merging of the hitherto separate IT of the club and the headquarters
  • Desire to have a simple, central administration of the complete IT resources such as servers desktops, tablets, VoIP phones, smartphones, cash systems, netzwork devices incl. DHCP and DNS zones.
  • Central user administration across locations and collaboration software for sharing files, calendars, address books, chat and virtual meeting rooms.
  • Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and Ubuntu
  • Two new, identical Supermicro Silent Server by Thomas-Krenn
  • KVM hypervisor, OpenVPN server and groupware Zimbra
  • Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 LTS for all desktops, equipped with LibreOffice, rdesktop, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.
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The Sea-Watch Legal Assistance Fund helps supporters of refugees in protecting and enforcing their rights. That way, they ensure that the humanitarian duty of sea rescue under international law will continue in the future.

  • Extension of existing services with web-based solutions
  • File Sharing & Collaborative Working
  • Groupware with S/MIME support, calendars, address books & ActiveSync for mobile devices
  • Implementation of a ticket system
  • Central identity management system
  • Univention Corporate Server as a dedicated identity management system
  • Single sign-on for provided applications
  • Installation & provision of apps for file sharing, collaborative work conveniently via Univention App Center
  • Self-service function for users to manage their accounts
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The Saarländische Investitionskreditbank AG (SIKB) is the Saarland Regional Development Institute (Saarland).

  • Central user administration including group guidelines
  • Setup and operation of a sustainable and future-proof IT infrastructure with an integral identity management
  • Easy connection of Windows and Linux clients

UCS as a domain controller in a master / slave environment with Samba 4 and integration of Open-Xchange as a groupware solution


SOLARKIOSK offers clean energy services, quality products and sustainable solutions worldwide. Over 250 people work and collaborate for the organization across Ethiopia, Kenya, Ruanda, Tanzania and Germany.

  • Collaborative workspace allowing all team members to work and communicate with each other independently, efficiently, and securely.
  • Central management of all Windows, Apple and Linux desktops in a domain
  • Central identity management
  • Groupware
  • Filesharing via cloud
  • Project management solution
  • Intranet solution for the knowledge management

Setup of a virtualized Open Source on-premises infrastructure consisting of:

  • Univention Corporate Server (UCS)
  • Hypervisor UCS Virtual Machine Manager for the provision of the required servers and services via virtual machines
  • Integrated OpenVPN and RoadWarrior Bridge Server
  • Firewall
  • Integration of Zimbra as the groupware, filesharing solution ownCloud, project management solution OpenProject and CRM solution Odoo
  • Additional server for storing the virtual machines
  • Hardware Server from Thomas-Krenn.AG
  • Additional cloud infrastructure with UCS as the core component slave for the provision of the IdM
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  • Number of schools: 15 schools (18 locations)
  • Number of users (pupils/teachers/employees): about 7,000
  • Clients/server systems: about 1,600/50
  • Printer/interactive whiteboards: 160/120

Univention Corporate Server 4.0-4 with Samba 4 and UCS@school 4.0 R2 v6
Master (hosted) / slave (for each location)

  • Centralised administration of educational IT infrastructures of the schools
  • Cross-school, centralized provision of IT services such as e-mail, Internet, Intranet and the integration of different end devices such as the pupils’ smart phones and tablets
  • Cross-school, centralized user management
  • Centralized data backup
  • Easy-to-use software solution for teachers for controlling IT and the pupils’ computers in the classrooms
  • Preferred application of open source and free software

The media center Bremerhaven supports schools in the implementation of IT-based classes.

The aim here was to provide the 17,500 teachers and pupils in this town with an easy and safe access to the learning platform itslearning.

UCS with UCS@school as the central identity and rights management for the learning platform itslearning. The integration of further IT services into UCS was planned for the future.

  • Automatic, low-maintenance user administration for thousands of users
  • Intuitive and easily manageable solution as no IT experts were available
  • Fast integration of the learning platform itslearning
  • Possibility to integrate further IT services such as email, Active Directory or WLAN authentication later on
  • Central administration with the possibility to delegate certain single tasks to schools
  • The continuous import of user data from different data bases allows consistent and up-to-date user accounts
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The State Audit Office of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, based in Schwerin, is the authority responsible for monitoring the budgetary and economic management of the state as well as the budgetary and economic management of the municipal corporations. The IT department of the State Audit Office of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the IT applications for its 90 employees.

  • Replacement of the Suse Linux Enterprise Server
  • Central user management
  • Uniform authentication of employees on Linux services and specialized procedures
  • Stable operation and professional support
  • Univention Corporate Server for central user management and authentication
  • Connection of the IT services to the Identity Management of UCS
  • Use of the Univention Corporate Server as central DNS server
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SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH is the largest independent Open Source company in the world with over 2,000 employees, 17,000 customers and 5,000 partners. It develops and operates the Open Build Service (OBS) for internal and external developers, who can maintain and “build” their software there. The OBS hosts about 26,000 projects, about 190,000 packages in 36,000 repositories. About 25,000 users have an account in the OBS and the associated community and partner services.

  • Migration and management of user accounts to a new Identity Management System (IDM) with the ability to connect additional services
  • Implementation in productive operation with little to no downtime
  • No transfer of password hashes
  • Possibility for certification according to Common Criteria
  • Meet 6-week deadline for migration with hard deadline
  • Extend the existing IT stack and implement UCS as an Identity Management System (IDM) for SUSEs user accounts.
  • UCS Replica Directory Node pair in on-site data centers to create a high availability system (Primary Directory Node as well as Backup Directory Node in Nuremberg, additional Backup Directory Node in Prague as well as Replica Directory Node pair in Prague, Nuremberg, Provo and Beijing)
  • Additional implementation of a self-service as a new feature of UCS for independent account creation and deletion by the user
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Wick Machinery

Wick Machinery, a manufacturer of filling and closing machines with 15 employees and two sites in Austria.

  • Modernisation of the Windows 2003 server
  • Implementation of a central user and group management system
  • New, cost-efficient mail client
  • Secure external access to data and the ERP system
  • Central security solution

Active Directory migration with AD Takeover function, UCS as new domain management system with central identity management. Use of the UCS-certified Open Source groupware solution Zarafa with Outlook. Integration of the UCS-certified backup solution SEP Sesam.

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