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Manual install on other Linux, Windows or Mac systems

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Preparing the server

You need to make sure your system meets the System requirements.

You can test the system by running the test script:

This script should output all OK's for best performance.

You can follow this howto to setup an ideal Group-Office server:

When this is ready you need to have a connection to the server. Preferably you must have an SSH connection but an FTP connection will do too but it a little cumbersome. Apart from that you need a MySQL database with all privileges setup for the user.

So if you want Intermesh to install it then you must provide:

  1. A working domain where the test script runs OK
  2. An SSH or FTP connection to this domain
  3. The MySQL database connection parameters

Installing libwbxml

To synchronize with SyncML you need a wbxml to xml and vice versa convertor. You need to install libwbxml. SyncML is only necessary for Outlook and Blackberry synchronization. Other devices can sync with ActiveSync.

Win32 executables are supplied with Group-Office.

On Debian / Ubuntu : just type: "apt-get install libwbxml2-utils" on the command line.

The source can be found here:

Installing TNEF

RPM for Redhat / CentOS

Debian: apt-get install tnef

Installing IonCube

Download from


    tar -zxvf ioncube_loaders*
    mv ioncube /usr/local/ioncube
    Add "zend_extension = /usr/local/ioncube/" into your php.ini file before Zend references.

When using PHP version 5.4, then make sure you also load the correct Ioncube extension file. So in the example above you'll need to load "/usr/local/ioncube/"

Installing Group-Office

When you've got all Ok's on the test script you can proceed with the Group-Office installation. Upload the Group-Office files and launch your browser. The installation process will appear and it will guide you through the installation.

Cron job

You should setup a cron job for Group-Office. It handles sending of reminder e-mails and other tasks. Add this to cron:

Groupoffice 4.1.44 and higher:

* * * * * www-data php /usr/share/groupoffice/groupofficecli.php -c=/path/to/config.php -r=core/cron/run -q > /dev/null

On windows the scheduled command should be something like:

c:\php\php-win.exe -c c:\path\to\php.ini -f c:\path\to\groupofficecli.php -- -c=c:\path\to\config.php -- -r=core/cron/run -- -q

Groupoffice 4.1.43 and lower:

* * * * * www-data php /usr/share/groupoffice/groupofficecli.php -c=/path/to/config.php -r=core/cron -q > /dev/null