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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...