Mac OS X Server was an almost identical version of Mac OS X in terms of capability but adds many more features to support Mac, Windows and Linux clients. In Lion, Server can be installed additionally, not requiring a separate Operating System.

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OS X Server legacy support

I've been searching for some time but haven't come across an answer to this seemingly simple question: If you have a Mac server running the latest release (Server App, Yosemite), how old can the OS X ...
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Setting up OS X Server

I am running OS X 10.9.5 and want to setup Apple's Server software. I have installed v.3.2.1 (13S5179). When I launch it, it gives me the message: "An error occurred while configuring your Server" ...
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Is it possible to hide directories on share using Apple ACL?

I'm just setting an office server running Maverick Server. I can setup control to directories and block some users or group from accessing certain things. However, I can't seem to find any way to ...
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Mac central password management

I have an office of 15 macs and they all have a user and an administrator created. They do link to the mac server but only to access a directory which is shared between everyone. I am trying to ...
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OS X Server Websites interfering with default Apache

I've had the default Mac Apache server running and everything was working fine. But I also needed OS X Server for Xcode unit test automation and DNS services, so I installed it today. Since the ...
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Add network account to local group with Puppet?

On a client Mac joined to an OS X Server Open Directory, is it possible to use Puppet to add a directory account to a local group on the client?
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Terminal logs in Server (OS X Server)

I installed OS X Server, then uninstalled it. Now, Terminal logs me in as server:~ John$ Even though my computer's name in Sharing Preferences is called "John's MacBook Pro" It's no big deal, it ...
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Remotely connect to MAC cluster GUI (multiple user accounts)

I got access to a MAC Server cluster running OSX Server (10.6.8). Now most people who are supposed to use this cluster have windows installed so I tried to connect them using TightVNC. However this ...
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How to Share OS X Mavericks with Remote Users Simultaneously and Sandboxed

I have Mac Pro running OS X Mavericks (not server) which is intended to be a workhorse computer for several remote users. I want to give users on my network simultaneous access to the machine, but ...
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Unable to get Windows clients connecting to VPN OS X Server

My aim is to allow for all employees to be able to connect to the office via a Mac mini running OS X Server (Mavericks). I've set up the VPN service on the Mac and can connect to it fine with a ...
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Mac OS X Server, File Sharing, Permission

I’m trying to use Mac OS X server Mavericks in a small team within my organization. I was able to successfully install and setup the server, which resides in a local network. I did the following ...
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OSX Mail Server Forward to External Address

This is a duplicate of my question over on Apple Stack Exchange: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/126566/osx-mail-server-forward-to-external-address I have an OSX mail server set up on ...
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Setup OSX Server to run Buildbot on SSL

I am trying to run Buildbot on OSX server, using port 443. So far I am not able to configure it to be able to use SSL instead than regular port 80. Is there anyone aware of a tutorial, that would ...
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Running Windows Server as a virtual server on a Mac [closed]

I'm looking to virtualize an instance of Server 2003 on OS X as a service rather than a client application. I've been trawling through the web but it seems to be users looking to set up a local server ...
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How to run a one-time command on multiple mac clients?

I need to run a simple one-line command on a few dozen macs. I only need to do this once. They are all running Mountain Lion, except for the server that manages them, which is running Lion Server. ...
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Create a Osx Server VPN inside BTMM

I've set up BTMM between a group of computers, one of which is a OSX server sitting at home. I know I can use SSH port forwarding to access something inside my network, but is it possible to use my ...
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Is it possible to add markdown to the OS X Server blog editor?

I recently installed OS X Server and have enabled the wiki/blog functionality. Is it possible to add markdown to the blog editor? If not, is there software that integrated with the blog ...
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How to set up Windows PCs on a Mac server

I have a Mac server that has Mac PCs connected to it, and Windows PCs connected to it as well and I am unable to let Windows users log into the server via their PC. How would I go permitting access to ...
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Is there the command in Mac OS X(10.8) equivalent to 'iptables'?

I want to reject some traffic in Mac OS X 10.8(Server) like using: iptables -t filter -I INPUT 4 -s xxx.xxx.xxx.0/20 -p tcp --dport 1723 -j REJECT Is there the equivalent command for Mac OS X? ...
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Login to OS X Server User Account from Local Computer

I have OS X Server installed on a mac mini. I've created several User accounts, one of which is Account Name: Bob Password: abc123 From the Mac Mini's login screen I can choose "Server" (main ...
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Mac - Run java program at launch

I want to launch a java program (server program) at computer startup. I can run it from the command line perfectly. I created /Library/Server/startFS.sh. The file is executable by root and contains: ...
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Mac OS X Server (on home network) causing windows machines to have flakey wireless connection

I just setup OS X Server on my spare macbook pro on my home network. I turned on timemachine so I could backup my macbook air over the wifi to the MBP's external drive. That seemed to work well. ...
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Rackmount HDD storage [closed]

Looking into some storage solutions for a small server. I've got a Mac mini running OS X server providing open directory accounts for all my machines (which are 98% OS X save two Windows machines). ...
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Can I run two FTP sites on one server using two different IP addresses?

So we currently have our FTP site running on one computer (Mac OS-X) with one IP address. We are trying to host a second FTP site running off of the same computer, but with a different IP address. Is ...
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OSX Server - My Administrator password expired?

In our office we run an OSX Server (10.7.5). Today I needed to log onto the server to adjust some settings. I attempted to use Apple's Remote Desktop tool as I usually do. When attempting to connect ...
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What is the “show only allowed groups” option in OS X Server?

I can't find information on this anywhere, but there is a checkbox in the Server app for both users and groups that shows only "allowed" users or groups. Currently, only "Workgroup" is designated ...
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OS X Server - Networked home directories become locked after a time

In our infrastructure, we are running OS X 10.8 clients, with networked home directories. The homedirs are served from OS X Server 10.8 via AFP. Every so often (I haven't figured out the exact ...
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How do I automatically share external USB drives over the network?

I used to have an old G5 tower running OS X 10.5 (Leopard) which I was using as a fileserver. In this tower I had a USB dock connected where I could plug in 2.5 inch drives from my archive and then ...
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ssh to localhost fails on mac os x server

This used to work fine, now I suddenly cannot ssh into my mac os x mountain lion server. Not even to localhost. It seems to authenticate, but it never launches the shell, so it just freezes. Here's ...
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What is an easy way for users to remotely change their passwords on mac os x snow leopard servers?

I have been entrusted with our little snow leopard server. It is supposed to work as an FTP server - and does (hooray). Now, I have given the six or so people in our team usernames and passwords to ...
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How to prevent automatic forwarding to OSX Server Wiki?

Im trying to use OSX Server Mountain Lion for the first time and came to the following problem: I registered a new domain and linked it to my ip address via an A-entry at united-domains. On my ...
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How to allow access external access to multiple Servers on LAN

I run several servers on a small private network. one of which runs linux and apache and I have traffic port forwarded to that server using my router. I have added another server an OSX Server to ...
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OSX Server 10.8.2 - Change domain password (command line)

How do i go about changing the domain password for a user? Assuming i'm running a admin account, is there a command or method to change a users password without a GUI? Also, previous password is ...
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Can an OSX server handle windows account administration and file storage?

I want a server and I have a contract with a business to set up a network with the current systems and a new Mac Pro. I have used OS X server before but not for a while so I need to know: Can I set ...
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How do I connect Android 4.2 VPN to OS X Server VPN (L2TP)?

I have a Mac mini running OS X 10.8.2 with the OS X Server 2.2.1 from the app store, and I have set up the VPN using L2TP in the Server.app interface. I have tested this VPN connection using a ...
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Can't access local resource from WAN IP?

I am setting up a pretty awesome server in my place, it's got VPN, HTTPS, FTP, and a lot of other fun stuff. Problem is I cannot access this server (which is on the same network) from the WAN IP. When ...
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Mac: create group for use with mobile & local accounts

I need to create a group that will contain the local admin of a machine and one or more Network (Mobile account) users (from a Mountain Lion Server). I'm wondering where to create the group brewers ...
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Time Machine over network using incorrect realm for kerberos authentication

Question: how can I influence the kerberos realm that Time Machine, or more specifically NetAuthSysAgent, uses? Time Machine backups over the network are failing on OS X 10.7 / 10.8 clients except ...
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Webdav between a OS X Server (self-signed certificate) and Windows 7?

Problem data: I have two freshly installed OS X Server 10.8.2 and Windows 7 SP1 (all updates to date). A self signed certificate on the OS X Server generated automatically and working for the exact ...
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OSX 10.8.2 Wiki Server file and database locations?

OSX 10.8.2 with the Server.app installed. Wiki server running. where do these files live? (so that I can customize the CSS as well as back everything up.) What databases so I need to backup and ...
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POP/IMAP collector for OS X Lion Server

Is there a way to have OS X Lion server pick up mails and distribute them among it's local users? I have a catch-all mailbox at the provider and am looking for a little program that could check every ...
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Why can't Windows 7 connect to my .local website?

I am running OS X Server 10.7.4 and I have set up a local host name. Let's call it myhostname.local When I connect from an OS X machine or an iOS device, everything works fine, but when I connect ...
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Can multiple windows users connect to a Mac Mini OS X Server and run applications in parallel?

I want to validate the current situation :- I have multiple users who have to use designing applications like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator etc and maybe some Mac specific applications like iWork and ...
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What is the best way to get the external internet gateway IP reported periodically?

I have a OS X Server behind an airport extreme, serving services via opened ports on the airport. The server has a 10.0.x.x local address, always the same one. The airport extreme gets it's external ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 VPN Server: Bypass VPN for LAN traffic (routing LAN traffic to secondary connection)

I have somewhat of an odd setup for a VPN server with OS X Mountain Lion. It's essentially being used as a bridge to bypass my company's firewall to our extranet connection - certain things our team ...
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How to get notifications of SSH file transfers?

I'm wondering if there is a method or program that can monitor SSH file transfers and send out an email when a file (incoming) has been transferred? (The other alternative would be to at least get a ...
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Does Mac OSX Support period in username

I can't seem to find any concrete proof of this but I wanted to know whether or not a period is allowed in a mac username (the name that you use to log into the OS). If it's not allowed, is there any ...
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Can't connect to OSX lion server using Server.app locally

This is a case of not reading before doing. I wanted to start clean with Lion Server, so I did what I normally do, drag the app to the trashcan and re-install it. (not realizing that server was a bit ...
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Lion Server: Configuration tool without installing server?

Is it possible to install/copy over the server configuration tool without actually installing OSX Lion Server? I want to avoid any system configuration changes on the client machine but still make use ...
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OS X Sever Snow - how to abort installation process?

Here is the story. I wasn't aware that "OS X Server" was an actual operating system to install, I thought (seriously!) it's just another application or bunch of apps working nicely together under the ...