Install Zentyal as an Active Directory Domain Controller

  1. Build the VM
  2. Boot the VM
  3. Language – English (Default) <Enter>
  4. Install Zentyal 4.2-development (delete all disk) <Enter>
  5. Select a language – English / English (Default) <Enter>
  6. Select your location – United States (Default) <Enter>
  7. Select No for the auto detect keyboard. Selecting defaults in the next screens will be quicker <Enter>
  8. Select English (US) for the keyboard – Default <Enter>
  9. Select the default of US for region <Enter>
  10. The system will attempt to grab a DHCP address. If it fails, it will alert you that the DHCP configuration failed and you’ll have to configure the network manually.
  11. Set the Hostname
  12. Configure the network (blank is fine for now)
  13. Setup user and password
  14. Setup the time zone
  15. Install will complete. Reboot
  16. The system will complete setup and bring you to a browser. Login
  17. For this setup, one you login and continue, choose the following:
    • Domain Controller
    • DNS
    • DHCP
  18. Setup Completes. Configure the Interface (Defaults for Internal are OK)
  19. Setup networking for the interface – Static is suggested
  20. Choose ‘Standalone Server’ and set your domain name
  21. Setup will finish configuration
  22. Your web browser will say there is a security exception. Add this to your exception list under “I understand the risk” and you’ll be done with setup
Post setup notes:
  • Installing noted packages does not enable DHCP nor configure it. Configure it and then enable it.
  • I had issues with being able to save or use the product until I forced updates for all packages. It may do this during setup if it has internet access (I didn’t give this as I configured a virtual router while doing this tutorial, but it did appear to reach out to repositories online to get updates)
  • DHCP by default wants to set the Zentyal server as the Gateway

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