Installing owncloud on server 2012 r2


#1

hello everyone
I know that installing on windows server 2012 r2 is not supported, I have a domain all our servers are windows I don't know if installing owncloud on linux will allow the users in windows domain access own cloud with their existing accounts I don't need to create a new users for them is it possible or I have to search for alternative software that support integration with Active Directory

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#2

You can configure an ownCloud installation running on Linux to use your AD to authenticate your users. This is explained here:

https://doc.owncloud.org/server/latest/admin_manual/configuration_user/user_auth_ldap.html


#3

thanks for your clarification. but if I went for ubuntu should I install it in ubuntu desktop or server ?


#4

The choose of the used linux distro is up to you. There should be some webpages / wikis out there explaining you the differences between ubuntu desktop or server.


#5

Desktop version often already include a GUI which is not needed on a server. If you don't want to update your Ubuntu system very often, rather go for the LTS version.