Who Uses This Software?

UCS serves any company, organization and institution of any size that want to centrally manage their complete IT infrastructures across locations and heterogeneous IT environments.


Average Ratings

7 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $382.00/year
  • Pricing Details
    Only subscription services are extra, see Univention's website.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Univention
  • www.univention.com/
  • Founded 2002
  • Germany

About Univention Corporate Server

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is a complete solution to provide standard IT services (like domain management, identity & access management or file server management) on-premises, hybrid, and in the cloud. Use it to run and operate corporate IT environments with Windows-, Mac OS X- and Linux-based clients, no matter how many locations, users and devices. Via the integrated App Center it is easy to extend those environments with proven enterprise software, also on the cloud or on-premises.


Univention Corporate Server Features

  • Capacity Monitoring
  • Compliance Management
  • Event Logs
  • Hardware Inventory
  • IT Budgeting
  • License Management
  • Patch Management
  • Remote Access
  • Scheduling
  • Software Inventory
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • Access Control
  • Billing & Provisioning
  • Capacity Analytics
  • Cost Management
  • Demand Monitoring
  • Multi-Cloud Management
  • Performance Analytics
  • SLA Management
  • Supply Monitoring
  • Workflow Approval
  • Access Request Management
  • Account Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Multifactor Authentication
  • Password Management
  • Role Management
  • Single Sign On
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • User Provisioning
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Credential Management
  • Database Servers
  • Email Monitoring
  • Event Logs
  • History Tracking
  • Patch Management
  • Scheduling
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring

Univention Corporate Server Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Modern easy to administrate Linux Server Solution

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: One of the great advantages in UCS is the UCS Domain concept (Master - Backup -Slave Server roles) where the LDAP and AD (Samba4) Domain is replicated from Master to Backup role servers and in fact of loosing the Master Server you are easily able to promote a Backup Role Server to the new Master Role Server.

Also very impressive is the Management over the UCS WebFrontend - where you are able to administrate your whole Infrastructure (DHCP, DNS, SAMBA, LDAP, USERS, GROUPS, MACHINES,etc)

Cons: we are using UCS on 5 installations on 5 independent customers (from 5 to 50 Users) since about 3 years - and till today I can't tell any cons as there are nothing that did not work or made problems in the last 3 years

Overall: As Microsoft discontinued SBS2011 Server with no AD/Mailserver combo available - myself and all my small Customers searched for a valid replacement - and there we tested some Linux Distributions but non of them had the possibilities that UCS Server gave us.

A nice part of UCS is the AD-Takeover APP which allowed us to migrate the SBS2011 AD Domain to UCS without changing anything on the joined clients (no rejoin was needed) and to take over allaccounts

Univention UCS - A real world alternative to M$ Active Directory

Sep 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Robustness & reliability. Having used UCS for over 5 years in my own business I am now integrating it into my customers IT infrastructure. It is obvious from the rock solid stability of the platform it's the product of an organisation who employs the highest levels of stringent software development & engineering.

Cons: There is very little I don't like about UCS. Occasionally, the web management interface (UMC) will not accomplish some tasks & some command line admin is required. So from that perspective less technically inclined folk might find it lacking. But for anyone with basic linux admin skills it's a breeze to work with.

Overall: As an IT service provider in the SMB space I've found the demise of Microsoft SBS is posing many issues for customers. Univention UCS is a perfect fit for SBS replacement & requires much less in the way of hardware resource overhead for any given environment. Univention's approach of partnering with a wide range of software vendors to integrate their products into the UCS platform provides a wide range of easy to implement solutions for all sorts of needs.

Allin Software, Integrated Services, Flexible and Professional

Oct 01, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Univention UCS is a very good solution for IT-Infrastructure Services. All used services are integrated in that way to easy manage heterogen structures, especially User- and Computer-Accounts as also basic it-services like DNS and DHCP

The Management-UI is web-based, well-designed and with every version they fix failures quickly and developt the UI further.

Cons: The technology they try to manage is complex and full of features. With teh UCS-Registry they use a Configuration Database which is ease of use but not very well documented. Theres is no central document or tool which decribes all keys an possible values. Means, there are lot of keys, which you can create but there are only described in the relevant chapter in the documentation or support database etc.

Overall: Univention with UCS has got an impressive development. With each new version they get better and better.

For me the best thing is, they live opensource every day and during a long period of time.

The swiss army knife in IT

Oct 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Univention Corporate Server is a very flexible but robust enterprise software. It runs very stable, scales with your needs, and is easily extensible by various apps.

We are using it for almost 10 years now for ourselves as well as on dozens of customers, from single server instances to hosting clusters or backups on various locations with many servers.

Cons: Its versatility is also a "con": If you extended your UCS by apps from the appstore you are dependend from the app vendor.

Overall: There are so many use cases:

- Use it as virtualization host with the UVMM (Univention virtual machine manager)

- Use it as identity management system (LDAP, Samba)

- Use it as Active Directory replacement or addition

- Use it as a web-UI for managing identities (users, groups, etc) for other application like Kopano

- Use it as centralized printer management

- Have a backup system on every location as a fallback and to keep latencies low

- ...

The complete solution that can replace Windows Servers entirely or works in combination

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Central Management of all features, even if multi server environments

Included virtualisation plattform

Included Windows ActiveDirectory support

Included SAML2-Support

Included Docker Support

Cons: The Systemd deamon may cause challenges after upgrades or power outages without UPS.

Overall: This is an excellent product for everyone who wants to setup his own network infrastructure with Windows, MAC or Linux clients and servers. It makes it easy to connect on-premise ressources with cloud ressources like Office365 or Google Docs.

Perfect for use in SMB

Sep 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Complete solution for your SMB (directory service, DNS, DHCP, mailserver, fileserver and much much more. Easy to manage with very intuitive web interface.

Cons: Although the basic manual which comes with Univention is really good, some features should be documented better.

Capterra loader

Great IT infrastructure management tool

Nov 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Makes it easy to centrally manage your full IT infrastructure across multiple locations.

Cons: No major cons, however certain features should be outlined in greater detail.

Overall: Overall very happy with the product, which offers a complete solution for your SMB. The solution makes it easy to manage all aspects and comes with an intuitive user interface.