Solution / Technology: Univention Corporate Server

Key Facts

Univention Corporate Server
Free / Open Source
Commercial support available
Commercial support on open source version


Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is the innovative basis for the cost-efficient operation and easy administration of server applications and entire IT infrastructures.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,on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X or Linux systems

Success Cases

CC Compact Cleanring: "Compact Cleaning"

CC Compact Cleaning GmbH, with locations all over Austria and over 500 employees, is a leading provider in the fields of cleaning, special cleaning, washroom and property services. The company is looking for a new IT infrastructure – location-independent, failsafe, easy to expand and easy to adapt.

Chefarztabrechnung 24 GmbH: "Chefarztabrechnung24 GmbH"

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

Diakonie: "Diakonie - Eine Welt"

Diakonie Eine Welt, Austria The Austrian deaconry Eine Welt Requirements 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

Federal office for Radiation Protection: "Federal office for Radiation Protection"

A federal office with 750 employees, 9 locations and 950 workstations with conventional office software and specialist applications. The core task of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS – Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz) is protecting people and the environment from damage caused by ionising and non-ionising radiation. The work carried out by the BfS involves many areas of life: medical andoccupational radiation protection, the monitoring of environmental radioactivity, nuclear safety, the disposal of radioactive waste and research into electromagnetic fields and ultraviolet radiation are just a few examples.

Fritz-Haber-Institut: "Fritz-Haber-Institut"

Complete replacement of the Microsoft server infrastructure Connection of the Windows clients to the central user administration

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz: "Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz"

The experts at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) are always in demand when it comes to matters of intelligent systems like SmartFactory, SmartService and SmartCity. The cutting edge research at the DFKI with its 800 employees working at 6 sites is now safeguarded by the use of the latest Open Source systems and thanks to the support of the IKU Systems & Services IT system house.

HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH: "HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH"

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. Requirements 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

KiKxxl GmbH: "KiKxxl GmbH"

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. Requirements 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

Maynard Steel Casting: "Maynard Steel Casting"

Maynard Steel Casting Company is a full-service foundry with around 300 employees. Our partner Solution Simplified in close cooperation with Univention’s Professional Service, migrated the existing infrastructure to Univention Corporate Server for the about 50 workstations. Further, all users in Maynard Steels office now enjoy Kopano as their Groupware solution.

Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead: "Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead"

Car dealership with affiliated workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, USA with 150 employees and 75 end devices that need to be serviced Requirements 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

Molitor Zahntechnik, Berlin: "Molitor Zahntechnik, Berlin"

Molitor Zahntechnik (Dental laboratory technology company) in Berlin Solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS) on server hardware from Thomas-Krenn.

Momentus: "Momentus"

Startup company with about 50 employees, located in Santa Clara, USA. The company provides transportation services for satellites in space.

Oldenburgische Landesbank (regional bank): "Oldenburgische Landesbank (regional bank)"

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. Requirements 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

Orange S.A.: "Orange S.A."

With 170,000 employees, Orange S.A. is the largest telecommunications company in France with headquarters in Paris. Requirements 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.

Bundesverlag Österreich: "Bundesverlag Österreich"

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. Solution 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.

Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners, Inc.: "Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners, Inc."

Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners Inc. i a merger of 14 dermatology clinics in Alabama/USA

Reisebüro Fahrenkrog: "Reisebüro Fahrenkrog"

Reisebüro Fahrenkrog Touristik & Business Travel GmbH & Co KG has eight branches in Schleswig-Holstein and Bremen with around 80 employees in total. Requirements An adaptable, open IT infrastructure at an acceptable cost

SchwuZ Kulturveranstaltungs GmbH: "SchwuZ Kulturveranstaltungs GmbH"

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”.

Sea-Watch Legal Aid Fund: "Sea-Watch Legal Aid Fund"

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.


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. Requirements 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

Stadt Bremerhaven: "Stadt Bremerhaven"

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. Solution 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.

State Audit Office of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: "State Audit Office of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania"

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.

University IT centres in Afghanistan: "University IT centres in Afghanistan"

IT centers from 5 Afghan universities, supported by the German Center for International and Intercultural Communication (ZiiK) at the TU Berlin (Technical University).

Wick Machinery : "Wick Machinery"

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

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