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Appliance Details

Package: simplegroupware
Version: 0.703-1
Certified: no
Section: www
Maintainer: Ap.Muthu
OS: debian-6.0


Simple-GroupWare and CMS is an open source enterprise groupware. It offers email, calendaring, contacts, tasks, document management, project management, synchronization with Outlook and cell phones, full-text search, extensions and many more. Written in PHP that combines standards like RSS, iCalendar, vCard, IMAP, POP3, SMTP, CIFS, CSV, WebDAV, LDAP and SyncML under one platform, it leverages sgsML for easy generation of new functionality.

For more details see: Simple-GroupWare and CMS

Virtual Appliances can be downloaded directly via the Central Web-based Management.

Recommended settings for Proxmox VE

  • Memory (MB): 512
  • Swap (MB): 512
  • Hard disk (GB): 8

Appliance specific settings

  • Mysql root password is randomised and is available in /root/.my.cnf
  • Please change this for security reasons if needed via command line after the first boot:
mysqladmin -u root -p password yournewpasswordhere
  • Set the server timezone via command line:
dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
  • Restart VM

Simple GroupWare Packages

  • Debian Squeeze
  • Simple GroupWare v0.703
  • Postfix
  • Apache2 PHP5.3.3.7 MySQL 5.1
  • cURL zip unzip bzip2
  • catdoc ppthtml imagemagick unzip xpdf-utils mp3info exiv2 gij graphviz

The PHP Modules present in this VM are:

# php -m
[PHP Modules]
bcmath bz2 calendar Core ctype curl date dba dom ereg exif fileinfo filter ftp
gd gettext hash iconv json libxml mbstring mhash mysql mysqli openssl pcntl pcre
PDO pdo_mysql Phar posix Reflection session shmop SimpleXML soap sockets SPL
standard sysvmsg sysvsem sysvshm tokenizer wddx xml xmlreader xmlrpc xmlwriter xsl
zip zlib

First steps

Start the VM and open a VNC console and install the latest security updates.

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
  • No need to visit any installer page.
  • Application however, comes with
    • local install,
    • remote script install and
    • unattended install features.
  • mod_rewrite and SEF (Search Engine Friendliness for the CMS) enabled
  • Connect to the Simple GroupWare site at http://IP.or.Domain/ and use it.
  • Initial Simple GroupWare Admin access details are:
UserName: admin
Password: sgs123
  • The configuration is stored at:

This is a fully pre-installed version of Simple GroupWare and all passwords are randomised and available on the First Boot Log.


All system-wide configuration, default themes and db access settings are managed by logging in as admin and navigating to:

Workspace -> System -> Change System Settings

The changes that occur on saving the config file and other issues pertianing to password hashing are listed on the Simple GroupWare Notes Page.

Building the Template

Download Build Files at:

Documentation and HowTo´s