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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Security of OS X Lion server

If Lion server runs on OS X Lion, what is accessible from the "outside"? If I open a port and connect it to the ip of the Lion server, will that traffic be intercepted by the server app and limiting ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I remove the preinstalled Apache web server on Mac OS X Lion Server?

I want to remove the preinstalled web server from my Mac OS X Lion Server. How can I do that?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...