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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Shell command to delete old network users on Mac OS X Server

I'm trying to delete old network user accounts off our lab server (Mac OS X 10.6). I found a simple command line command to find user directories that have not been accessed for over a year: find ...
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How can I turn off extra mail sent to administrator?

I have a server-config Mac mini set up at home. When I had Snow Leopard on it, I had started setting up a mail server, but left it in a half-configured state of some kind. I've since upgraded to ...
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Roaming profiles on OS X 10.7 Lion Server

Is there a way to store user data like documents folder deskstop folder pictures etc on the server? If not how can a user access their files from a different computer on the network?
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Setting up a server on a Mac Mini with OS X Lion

I'm in the process of setting up my Mac Mini as a home server. For that reason I seek some guidance: I want to have a "Fileserver" meaning 2 different user accounts with read/write permissions to 1 ...
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Bind Lion Client to a Leopard Server

Trying to bind a Lion Client (10.7.1) to a Leopard Server (10.5.8). Getting a connection failed to the directory server. (2100) error after they appear to talk for a few seconds!?! Can Lion bind to ...
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Mac OS X - Web Sharing

I've enabled web sharing on my Mac OS X (via default Apache installation), and it gives me a web address that I (and supposedly other computers) can use to access my site. However, when I try to ...
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Configuring a Power Mac as a Gateway

I have a Mac OS X Leapord Server v10.6.8 installed on an Xserve and currently have things set up in the following order: ISP --> Router --> Switch --> Server --> iMac. I also have a ...
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Lion server installation fails with “not connected to internet” error message

THe installation of OS X 10.7 Lion Server fails while trying to download the "server essentials". A "not connected to internet" error message appears, despite a working connection via WiFi. What can ...
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Disable welcome messages for iPhoto 11 and iTunes 10 using MCX

I would like to stop the initial startup screens appearing for iPhoto 11 and iTunes 10. There is Welcome screen for iPhoto and an Tutorials screen for iPhoto. Does anyone know what MCX keys I need to ...
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How to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard server on any virtual machine with DMG?

I'm trying to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server on VirtualBox. I know this is duplicated question, however another questions have no fine answer. I'm trying to install on VirtualBox on iMac. So ...
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OS X Server - setting up a share for network home directories + fast user switching

I'm nearly finished setting up my Open Directory master to allow users to be managed centrally and logged in on any of the client machines at home. I found discussion suggesting that using an AFP ...
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Can you install Xcode 4 on Snow Leopard Server without technical issues?

Simply put, is it possible to run Xcode on Snow Leopard Server? I want to know if there are any issues in doing so; not just in theory but with definitive answers. I say that because half people I've ...
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Setting and enforcing password policies and across a network of Macs

I have been looking at ways of essentially having a domain environment for an office of about 15 Macs which can be used to enforce password changes, a minimum level of password strength and even ...
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FIle sharing benefits of OS X Server compared to OS X

Apart from the other features of Mac OS X Server (iChat server, Address Book server, etc.), what, if any, file sharing advantages does OS X Server have over the standard OS X? We are currently using ...
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Automatically reboot OS X after crash

I have an off-site server, which I can get to physically if I drive to the office, but ash been having some stability issues lately. So I dont have to wait until Monday to reboot the server, is there ...
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How to install OS X Server as a guest in Virtualbox?

I am looking to install OS X Server 10.6 as a guest under Virtualbox on my iMac running OS X 10.6. Wondering if there are any caveats or issues regarding the hardware or the installation process. The ...
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Is it possible to backup Windows / Linux clients using Snow Leopard Server?

We're investigating the use of a Mac Mini Server + NAS for a small office. I know Mac computers can be backed up by this setup. Is it also possible to backup Windows / Linux clients with such a setup? ...
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Can Mac Mini Server be booted off either of its two disks?

Can a Mac Mini, Server edition, be booted off either of its two disks? I'm interested in having one disk with OSX Server on it, and the other a dual boot Linux/Windows, to get around OSX's fussiness ...
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Excluding items from managed Time Machine

Is there any way to exclude items from Time Machine when it's set up on a computer being managed with Workgroup Manager/Open Directory? We have some Macs set up with Open Directory and have used ...
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Hard drive's life

my Apple OSX server RAID 14x750TB is running from January 2008 and until now I've changed 4 hard drives. Can anyone suggest how long hard drives can work before failing? Thank for your opinion, Mario ...
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How to remove OS X 10.6 Server on Mac Mini and install OS X 10.6

I tried to boot up from OS X install CD or boot up OS X server then run OS X install CD to restart. Both got you need to restart your computer hold down the power button for several seconds or press ...
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Mac mini.. some questions :)

I'm planning to buy a Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server and I have the following questions: If I'm running the server at home, and my ADSL modem disconnects and then connects again, do I have the ...
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Setting a user's home directory on Mac OS X (Server) from the command line

How can I set a user's home directory on Mac OS X Server using the command line?
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How to allow fast user switching on a remote Mac?

Our server has been locked by a person who haven't logged out after working on it, so now I cannot access it without restart. Can I somehow allow via SSH fast user switching without restarting the ...
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Connect Windows 7 to VPN hosted on Mac OS X Server 10.6

We have a Mac OS X Server setup to be a VPN as well, we also have a freelancer who wants log in to the Mac OS X VPN on our server, but he keeps getting errors. I have tested the VPN with our Macs, and ...
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Mac OS X Server: What is “Mobile Access Server”?

The Mac OS X Server homepage tells of a feature "Mobile Access Server": http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/features/mobile-access.html But the text is very marketingy and doesn't actually say what ...
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Can't resolve localhost on Mac OS X Server

I have a server running OS X Server 10.5 and it can't resolve localhost to 127.0.0.1. When I try ping this is what happens: > ping localhost ping: cannot resolve localhost: Unknown host SSH and ...
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Components needed for VPN

We eventually got our Mac Mini Server. We now want to set up a small Remote Access VPN using this Mac Mini Server. Firstly we are not sure of the components needed additionally to the server to setup ...
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How do you enable syslogd to accept incoming connections on Snow Leopard from remote loggers?

How do I get syslogd to accept incoming connections from remote hosts on Snow Leopard? I'd like to centralize logging such that various devices and systems send logs to Snow Leopard's syslogd, ...
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Advantages of Mac OS X Server over Mac OS X Client?

I'm debating buying a mac mini with the regular client OS or the model with the server os for the purposes of replacing my home server. Are there any advantages for such a use with the server os?
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How do I access files on a Mac OS X Server under Windows?

I'm trying to connect to a server at work which is run on a Mac but I have a PC (windows 7) at home. I have path to connect in the format of afp://server.com/files. Is there a client that I need ...
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Can you run Snow Leopard Server on a VM?

I'm thinking of buying a mac mini server for my email needs (small office server for 999 with all the features i want build in) I wanted to give it a test drive before i commit so i was thinking "hey ...
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Upgrade From Snow Leopard Desktop to Snow Leopard Server

I just installed Snow Leopard on my Mac Pro and it's running great! I upgraded it from 10.5 and it worked just fine for me. I was looking at the Snow Leopard Server and all the features it offers for ...