Questions tagged [osx-server]

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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Users are unable to login to my OSX server as themselves

I run an OSX server and have around 15 end users, about 4 of them are unable to login to my server as themselves, so as a work around I've created a user that has limited administrative access to the ...
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local web development not working on OSX

I have DNSmasq setup properly to point any *.dev domains to localhost. My apache vhosts are all configured to the appropriate folders yet I am not getting any response from the local sites. I have ...
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Are there Apple servers

I know that a few companies like MacInCloud and even Microsoft offer services that run on some Apple-made OS -- maybe OSX. As far as I know, servers running an Apple-made OS must have the Apple label. ...
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Launch of daemon for subversion server fails, but works in shell

I am trying to setup a subversion server on OS X (Sierra) using the subversion provided with Xcode Server. I followed these instructions for setting up a daemon to automatically start svnserve. My ...
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windows and osx server behind 1 external ip

I have a mac server and a windows server behind and sonicwall with one external ip address. Currently, all http traffic points to the windows server. I've tried to figure out a way to redirect ...
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fail2ban/ipfw/Mac OS X server not denying connections

I am trying to set up some firewall for my 10.5 server, but I just cannot seem to get it to work. The main aim is to try to stop the constant brute force mail login attempts. To this end I installed ...
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How to turn macOS Sierra 10.12 into a light and fast Server environment?

I upgraded my old OS X Lion Server to macOS Sierra. It's been some releases since OS X doesn't ship in a "Server" edition and all you can do is buying the Server.app from the App Store, but the ...
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os x server saves dns files on root instead of `/Library/server/named`

my attempts to activate dns-sd on my os x server installation have somehow broken where it saves dns settings! db.[FQDN] files are NOT going to /Library/server/named where they used to (and where Edit ...
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Access OSX Server over VPN

I have an OSX server in my home and I would like to be able to access some of the services like the Wiki Server over the internet. However, I because my ISP (xplornet) is not very good, I cannot do ...
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Slow searching OSX Server from Windows machines

Our graphics/media/photo files archived onto share points on Xserve. Photographer's macs are to be replaced by Windows PCs. Initial test with PC suggests that we can access share points and files ...
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How do I stop httpd running under Mac OS X (10.11) El Capitan Server?

I am using OS X El Capitan with the Server (app) configured to allow me VPN access to my home network. Unfortunately, the Server app has decided to start a bunch of httpd processes, which are now ...
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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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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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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 10.168.1....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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com.apple.emond keeps getting restarted

My system log tells me that the Event Monitor is constantly getting restarted and I have no clue what the actual problem might be. system.log: Oct 19 21:03:44 funkymachinename emond[51201]: ...
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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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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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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 setup:...
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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 Macbook,...
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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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