Hope to find you well? I am a total Newbie when it comes to the inner workings of ubuntu, although I have installed it on numerous platforms. I need to "build" a system with the following criteria: 1. Network File sharing( Windows clients to access company share) 2. Shared "life" company calenders( compatible with outlook) 3. Central repository of email attachments.

I have looked at Bedework but struggled to get it started, same with radicale. Any Suggestions and explaination of how to get started will be appreciated.

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    Looks like you are really asking three questions: File sharing, outlook-compatible calendars, and attachment repository. You are likely to get better and more useful answers if you ask three separate questions. Some of those have been asked before - use the Search box at the top of the page to find solutions that are already on AskUbuntu. – user535733 Feb 11 at 16:40

I'm not sure if I can give you all the answers that you need, but I have a couple suggestions that might help you find your solution.

  1. you can use the standard smb/cifs server that can be installed with apt-get install samba. I'd try googling "samba server Ubuntu XX.XX guide" for more details. (xx.xx being your server version) This typically works well with windows clients, however there can be some kinks with authentication that you might need to work out.
  2. I believe that Nextcloud/Owncloud both support a shared calendar that integrates well with several platforms. In addition, Nextcloud has a webdav server that allows mounting from within the OS, but I am unsure if Windows would support it in the same way that SMB/CIFS does.

Hope this helps.

  • Thank you so much, I will make work of your answer. – Gerhard Louw Feb 11 at 17:32

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