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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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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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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Apache config being re-generated when using OSX Server?

I recently installed OSX Server on a clean install of Yosemite 10.10.3, and wanted to customise the apache config to change the version of PHP being used by the server. I installed php using homebrew ...
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OS X Server - disable shutdown prompt or solve it that it won't show

I have promt with information that another user is logged in and that this user could loose data when I shutdown computer: I am almost certain it's because I install OS X Server and I connected it ...
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Connected to OS X Server Yosemite VPN not seeing Network Server in Finder

I can get the VPN connected and I am given a proper network IP address but I am not seeing the Server in the Network area of finder. This is the last line from ifconfig in terminal: inet ...
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Connect to external drive wirelessly, securely, and easily

I'm moving from using a laptop as my sole computer (MBP, early 2011) to having two active computers (the MBP and an iMac). Instead of keeping all my data on my MBP, I'd like it all on an external ...
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script needed to Reset group permission to enclosed items in folder OS X Yosemite

Error with Excel document falling read only on server shared document. i'm looking for a script to apply "group" folder permission to all included files.Every day at a specific time 8pm.to fix ...
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How To Apply Firewall Rules to VPN Traffic Leaving A Mac Server

A Macintosh client successfully connects to the VPN service running on my Yosemite Server. They get an IPv4 address and everything appears to be working normally. Is it possible to restrict the ...
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How to fix incorrect network settings of OS X Lights-out management

By mistake the lights-out management IP, Subnet mask and Router for the lights-out management of a remote server was set to the same as for the normal network interface. Now we cannot access the ...
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Make a custom yosemite install image on os x

I'm in charge of reinstalling os x on the computers of every new hire in our company. We're just starting to learn about the awesome things that you can do with OS X Server including NetInstall. I ...
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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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Linking OSX system folders across drives

I'm using Mavericks Server at work on a Mac Pro (Mid 2010). I got the go ahead to upgrade it to an SSD and install a 4TB storage drive, as well as 32GB of RAM from 6GB. I wanted to put the OS on the ...
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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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AirPort Extreme/Express 802.1X authentication and guest access

I've got a number of AirPort Expresses & Extremes set up to have main Wi-Fi and guest access. They work well but the problem is, people keep sharing the password for the main network and I'd like ...
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Changing OS X Server hostname after setup

I've got an OS X Server set up with Open Directory and all the other goodies that come with the OS X Server app. Currently it's set up with a .private tld and I realised recently that I'd like mobile ...
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DNS nightmares with dyndns and cpanel

Ok so I am EXTREMELY new at networking stuff and am a programmer by trade. I need help badly. I have two servers, one live the other in house. Both worked until last week when I wiped the in house ...
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Backup Git repository from Xcode server

I have a OSX server with the Xcode service activated. The server hosts multiple git repositories, git is installed automatically by the service Xcode server. I use Time Machine, but the problem is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to recovery Apache on OS X Lion server?

The Apache has broken. How to recovery it? Can I delete the files in /etc/apache2,and then copy a new apache in it?
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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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How do I create root user on os Lion server? I somehow deleted mine

how do I create root user on Mac OSX Lion server. I somehow deleted mine and now my documents, download folders won't work/missing, as well as my systems preferences won't open, it just crashes
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...