Installing Zimbra Desktop 7 on Ubuntu Desktop 64bits

Installing Zimbra Desktop 7.3 on Ubuntu Desktop 64bits

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Overview

Zimbra Desktop client lets you manage your various email accounts in one desktop tool. You can store and sync your email, calendar, contacts, files and documents between the servers and your computer, making them locally accessible when working off line. When you re-connect, all your data automatically syncs between the servers and your computer. Zimbra mail, Yahoo! mail, Gmail, Microsoft Outlook and any other work or personal email account that uses POP or IMAP can be set up in Zimbra Desktop. Each account is separately maintained. When you receive new email messages in any of your accounts, and you have Internet access, the message is automatically downloaded to your Zimbra Desktop.

Download the Software

Download and save the Zimbra Desktop installer package to your computer. Go to: https://www.zimbra.com/downloads/zimbra-desktop/ to grab the latest ZD 7.3.0 GA, choose the version applicable to the platform where you are installing Zimbra Desktop. The installer package has the following components:

  • Zimbra Desktop application
  • A built in web interface
  • A mini Zimbra server
  • Java framework

Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64 bits or above

OS Prerequisites

To install Zimbra Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64 bits or above, you need Java, following the next steps:

  • 1.- Open a terminal

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  • 2.- Update all the packages repositories
sudo apt-get update
  • 3.- Install now the JRE
sudo apt-get install default-jre

Installing Zimbra Desktop

Installing Zimbra Desktop on a Linux platform is performed through the command line interface (CLI).

  • 1.- Open a terminal

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  • 2.- Access the Zimbra Desktop installation package by downloading or using the CLI.

Log in as root, or use sudo as shown below, and unpack the Zimbra Desktop .tgz file.

sudo tar xzvf zdesktop*
  • 3.- Change directories to the unpacked file and then launch the install script.
sudo ./install.pl 

You will see the next informaton in your screen:

Welcome to Zimbra Desktop setup wizard. This will install Zimbra Desktop on your computer.
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Press enter to continue:

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SOFTWARE. ZIMBRA WILL ONLY LICENSE THIS SOFTWARE TO YOU IF YOU FIRST ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. BY DOWNLOADING OR INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE, OR USING THE PRODUCT, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, THEN DO NOT DOWNLOAD, INSTALL OR USE THE PRODUCT.

The first question will be if you accept the License, select A to accept it

License Terms for this Zimbra Collaboration Server Software: http://www.zimbra.com/license/zimbra_public_eula_2.1.html

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(A)ccept or (D)ecline [A]: a

The second step is to select the folder where we want to install Zimbra Desktop

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Choose the folder where you would like to install Zimbra Desktop's application files [/opt/zimbra/zdesktop]:

Installing application files...done

You have finished installing application files.

As you run the Installation Script as root, but you probably want to use the Zimbra Desktop as your local user, answer N (default option) in this question

Would you like to continue to install data files for user: root ?
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(Y)es or (N)o [N]: n

To install data files for additional users, please login as the user and run this command:
/opt/zimbra/zdesktop/linux/user-install.pl
  • 4.- Then as your regular user, launch the next command in the terminal
/opt/zimbra/zdesktop/linux/user-install.pl

This will install Zimbra Desktop for your local user.

Open and Configure Zimbra Desktop

Once Zimbra Desktop is installed, you can do double click in the icon located in the Desktop, then Zimbra Desktop will open and the Configuration Wizard will shows.

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You can configure different Mail providers, but let's see how to configure an account hosted in a Zimbra Mail server:

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Then add your Name, Email address, password, and IP or FQDN of your server:

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Once you press validate, you will be able to see your account in green color, that means is working:

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Select your account and press Launch Desktop and you will see your account synced, depends of the size and the Interne speed the first sync can take some time:

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Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration 8.7,8.6, 8.5, 8.0 Date Created: 06/19/2015
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Installing_Zimbra_Desktop_7_on_Ubuntu_Desktop_64bits Date Modified: 04/27/2017



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