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Dietmar Berteld


The latest version of smeserver-groupoffice is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.


GroupOffice is a free enterprise ready groupware software for your network. It enables you to manage e-mails, contacts, appointments, todos, projects, files and many more for your whole business.

GroupOffice is a groupware server. It comes with a native web-interface which allowes to access your data from any platform all over the planet. This contrib is based on the free available community version.

GroupOffice is international and supports 28 languages including rtl support.

For more information see

With this RPM you can use GroupOffice on your SME 7.x (and above). You can install it as one single package in a very comfortable way. GroupOffice uses e-mail authentication which means that SME users can login to GroupOffice with their standard SME users and passwords.


For installation just hit the following command

yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-groupoffice

After finishing the install process you can find groupoffice in the /opt/groupoffice directory.


Please note that this RPM cannot upgrade GroupOffice 2.16.x and 2.17.x

A backup is done by the RPM before updating. All Files and MySQL DataBase are saved in /opt/GO_RPM_BACKUP

You must move the backup to a safe directory.


For uninstall just hit the following command

yum remove smeserver-groupoffice

You can ignore the yum-comments signal event post-upgrade and signal-event reboot.

In the new release (2.18.1-x), if you want to completly remove GroupOffice from your server, you need the following command:

sh /root/

This will delete GroupOffice's installation files, MySQL DB and SME DB entries.

This automatic step is just for safety, make your own backup before updating/upgrading.


Start your browser with the URL https://servername/groupoffice. You can see a check-box with entries for your domain and '@Group-Office database'. Because of e-mail authentication, GroupOffice can create users automatically. Every SME user can logon with a standard SME user + password.

To admin GroupOffice settings, logon to GroupOffice with 'administrator' with password = 'admin' and choose '@Group-Office database' from the check-box. This user 'administrator' is different from the SME user 'admin'. If GroupOffice has created a user 'admin' based on the SME admin, you can set him admin-rights if you want.

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For security-reasons, change the password for the user 'administrator' after your first login !

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Do not delete the default administrator account or modify it in any way. !

Adjusting accessibility

The default behaviour of GroupOffice is: accessible from LAN + Internet with "forced https" (SSL on + rewrite rule) You can easily change those defaults settings with following commands:

# config setprop groupoffice HTTPS on
# config setprop groupoffice HTTPS off
# config setprop groupoffice PublicAccess global
# config setprop groupoffice PublicAccess local

Once done, apply modifications and restart Apache:

# expand-template /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
# svc -h /service/httpd-e-smith

Additional information

After install you will find FAQ and README in /opt/html/


Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla

and select the smeserver-groupoffice component or use this link

Below is an overview of the current issues for this contrib:

IDProductVersionStatusSummary (3 tasks)
7715SME Contribs8.0CONFIRMEDphp error Cannot redeclare date_add()
7193SME Contribs8.0CONFIRMEDSmeserver-groupoffice not working in SME 8
5241SME ContribsFuturCONFIRMEDLatest open-source version of Group-Office in SME Server


Only released version in smecontrib are listed here.