Covers all stand-alone Mac OS X Server versions, which includes 10.0 through 10.6 Snow Leopard. Use 'server.app' tag for Server questions on Lion 10.7 and newer.

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OSX Server Websites

My knowledge of OSX server is pretty low despite having developed and deployed websites on other platforms. I got a mac mini with OSX server and all services are available to the internet through a ...
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Per user proxy - OS X 10.10

On 10.9 and previous we used MCX to manage proxy settings on a per user basis. (User level MCX). This no longer works on 10.10 as MCX has been depreciated for some time now and I am surprised how ...
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Does Yosemite still allow “per-user” Screen Sharing?

According to answers to questions on superuser and serverfault, OS X Lion had the ability to allow multiple users to simultaneously log in from other Macs and get a VNC session with their own desktop ...
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Mavericks Server: DNS: Increase forwarder timeout

The question: How can I increase the timeout for querying the forwarder DNS on OS X Server 3.1.2 ? I get DNS errors, which I believe could be solved by increasing the timeout for querying the ...
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iCloud and OS X Server: Limits for Contacts, Calendars, Reminders?

iCloud and OS X Server: Limits for Contacts, Calendars, Reminders? For iCloud, there are some limits detailed here: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202158 However there is no mention of such limits ...
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Where is data from Software Update server located?

We have a Mac Mini running Server 4.0 and are using the Software Update service. Where are these file stored? This was accidentally set to Automatic and we are wanting to just manually manage company ...
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Profile Manager asks admin password for any modification of profiles on client

i have configured a new Yosemite Server macine with MDM. All systems work fine. I just have a big problem when I apply changes to my client profile These changes are applied, but to all the clients ...
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Authentication Server could not be contacted

Our OS X Server machine has had no issue at all with being in the Windows AD domain right up until we updated it to OS X 10.10. Now it behaves bizarrely, refuses to connect to our Exchange mail ...
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Updated OS X Server to 3.2.2, now Profile Manager is disabled and gives me “Error reading settings”

Updated to OS X Server 3.2.2 from the previous version, and installed the Security Update 2014-005 at the same time. Now Profile Manager is disabled and when I go to administer it in the Server app I ...
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Create VLan or Subnet of home network

I'm in a situation where I need to bring a work network home and give it internet though I don't want it to interfere with my existing home network. The "work" network consists of: Mac Mini running ...
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Issues with setting up Munki

Ran into this issue while I was trying to get Munki up. I'm hosting it on a Mac running Yosemite, Server 4, and DeployStudio 1.6.12 if that helps. If I set the Mac Client's SoftwareRepoURL ...
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What Is The Path Where Apache Is Located?

When I check logs (Apache, Ruby on Rails) it appears that my development Mac Mini Server is being scanned. I would like to install mod_security. I'm currently running the latest version of Mavericks ...
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Yosemite Server, adaptive firewall not stopping screensharingd attempts?

I'm not certain if the adaptive firewall in Yosemite Server 4.0 is just not working or just not working for screensharingd. I have a mac mini server in a colo and get lots of attempts at ...
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Screen Sharing stops working (10.9 and 10.10)

I am running a MacMini (late 2012) with OS X 10.9.5 Server as a media server connected to a TV via HDMI. The Mac ist mostly used as a Plex Server/Player and a SickBeard client (running on Python - ...
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Can't connect user without the home directory to Mac OS Server

When I try to connect user WITHOUT home directory - services only to the Mac OS X Server 3.1.2 on Mavericks I get the error: Oct 30 12:55:17 Cassandra515i.local rpcsvchost[10115]: passwd entry ...
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Is OS X Server 4 Mail Quota per User working?

We set the Mail Server's server-global "Limit mail to 200MB per user" but overrode, in a couple of individuals' cases, their quota to a different amount. But these overrides take effect neither ...
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Can't remove sharing point, forward slash in the name - OS X Server

I can't remove sharing point on the from OS X Server 3.0.1. After clicking Remove nothing happend. Here is video showing the behaviour: http://youtu.be/-6r8WNSP-Ek I think some plist file could ...
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How to use “@” in user alias

I need to know how I can use the @ sign in a user alias. I run a mail server, and currently all of my user accounts are set up so that they have the log in name "username-domainname.com". I'd like to ...
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Is it possible to change the from address on Mac OS X server email alerts?

I have enabled email notifications in Server.app (2.2.4) on Mac OS X server (10.8.5) If port 25 is not being blocked at the local firewall or the ISP, this generally works ok. I've found that if it ...
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ETA for WorkGroup Manager 10.10

Anybody have any idea if / when Apple is planning on releasing WorkGroup Manager for 10.10? I dug around Google but couldn't find anything. Otherwise, I'm not upgrading.
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Can I use OS X Server 4 to remotely manage an OS X Server 3.2.1?

In other words: Do I have to update both my Macbook (from where I manage the remote OS X Server) and the Mac Mini (where the Server is actually serving) to Yosemite and OS X Server 4 at the same time? ...
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Can I deploy my Django site to OS X Server?

I want to run my Django website on OS X Server 3.2.1 running on Mavericks. These more detailed considerations arise from my question. Can I deploy into OS X Server 3.2.1 without interfering ...
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setting LDAP search base with Open Directory

I'm trying to rebuild my Open Directory on Mavericks Server. On the face of it, it's dead easy using Server.app. However, I don't like the default settings that OD creates for the LDAP server. ...
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Ho To Disable ssl3 in OSX Server (for mail and Web hosting)

how do i Disable the ssl3 cipher in OSX Server so as to not be vulnerable for POODLE ?
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I Cannot Access PostgreSQL At Times After Server App Upgrade

I am running the latest version of Mavericks 10.9.5 on my Mac Mini Server. Before the upgrade to the latest version of the Server App 3.2.1 I was able to access PostgreSQL in my Ruby on Rails ...
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how to achieve messages in osx server from message app in mavericks

I am using message app in mac mavericks and I also have osx server. Messages are achieved when users in osx server send message to each other from PC, iphone,etc. Is it possible to get messages ...
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Shared calendars over multiple OS X Servers

I would like to share my calendar with someone who does not have a user account on my server. We both have our own OS X Servers, both running 3.2.1. When I right click the calendar, I select "share ...
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Brand New Mac Mini with OS X Server, Open Directory not working

I have a brand new Mac Mini I have installed the OS X Server app on it. DNS Settings report no problems. OpenDirectory will not stay operational. I never even had a chance to add any users. Can't ...
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Safe to delete extremely large xpostgres.log file?

I found a 9GB log file in /Library/Logs/ProfileManager/xpostgres.log . That seems unusually large to me. I'm assuming that is from OSX Server's ProfileManager feature which I don't use. Is it safe ...
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How to use message with OSX server in mac mavericks

I am new with osx server in mac mavericks. I want to send message locally between users I create in server. I have searched for solutions in google and apple documents, but I not yet found solution.I ...
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Apps crashing on OS X Server 10.6 with segmentation fault

I am running into a strange issue on a web server running OS X Server 10.6.8. Any app I try to open ends up crashing immediately with a segmentation fault. This goes for gui apps like Safari or ...
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How to add a wildcard host entry to Mac OS X Server's DNS

I have set up a Mavericks Mac OS X Server machine for my lab, and I am using the DNS service for my own domain. Without getting into too many complicated details, I need to populate this local DNS ...
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Invalid Argument when trying to write to external disk

I have an external USB 3 box on my mini (OSXS 10.9.4) that holds 4 drives (not a RAID). When I try to access either of two drives and write data to them, I get "Invalid argument" (the 3rd drive works, ...
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Trying to find the board ID for Mac Pro 1,1 (no OS currently installed, can't access terminal)

I'm trying to install Mavericks on an old MacPro1,1 (This one), and I need the correct board ID to properly configure the USB install. I currently do not have any OS installed on the HDD, so I cann't ...
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10.6 Snow leopard server. Can you combine emails from 2 different accounts?

Is it possible to take all the mail from one account on 10.6 server, and move them into another user's folder. Will this resolve, and have all emails forwarded to one inbox? All mail from each user ...
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How to add an IP range to Lion server's SMTP whitelist

I run Lion Server (10.7.5) on an old iMac (2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) and it handles my e-mail for me. I've been having some trouble recently with delays in delivery of e-mail to my server from ...
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Adding 'OSX Server Account' from outside

I've set up an OS X Server, and I'm now trying to make its services available from outside my local network. From inside the LAN, the iCal service works fine when I add an 'OS X Server Account' via ...
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Automated mass MAC Address and Serial Number collection with NetBoot or NetRestore

I work in an environment that utilizes OS X Server's NetBoot and NetRestore on a daily basis for preparing Macs for resale. I am working on a new, custom image for a customer that has a special ...
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Why won't this script bind to my server?

I am trying to figure out why this script is not binding client computers to the OD server. It is a firstboot script that is part of a netrestore image that runs at login. It does seem to run ...
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OS X server VPN and internet access

First post here. So I have an OS X server 10.6.8 install on a mac mini. It has both an internal and external ip address, but they are both on the same adapter. I have set up the vpn service in OS X ...
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Open Directory not working on select macs

We run a mac office, and have several iMacs with networked users that log in to our mac mini server running Mavericks and the OS X server app. We bought 2 iMacs last week, and have set them up just as ...
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xcode - Bot creation failed with error: An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server cannot be made

I am trying to create a bot on my server running 10.9, and I keep getting the following error: Bot creation failed with error: An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server ...
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Add an OS X Server Account Fails With No Clear Error

I have basically pure Mac Networks, one production and one test. Both are running 10.9.4 and the servers have the latest Server.app. I used to be able to configure users' access to services by using ...
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“Cannot connect to server” Bot Xcode

I have a Bot running for my app, with just a regular development account. I want to be able to download the Product that is created, but when I go to the Bot web page, I get an error "Cannot connect ...
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How to get max speed as FTP server?

We need to allow our clients to download files from our office via FTP. We have FIOS which SpeedTest shows as giving us >90mbps downstream, and >70mbps upstream. We've tried FreeNAS; FTP speeds are ...
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Integrating Active Directory into our Mac Mavericks Open Directory Domain

Help... :) We are adding an Active Directory server to our network, to assist with larger groups and email issues. Problem is, through searching I've found people who say it is easy and others who ...
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Problems Setting up an OS X Radius Server

I have a Mavericks server running OS X server 3.1.2, and three AirPort Extreme APs. My server is running Open Directory, and we would like to get the Radius service up and running. I've been running ...
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iMac 14,1 won't Netboot from Deploy Studio server running OS 10.8

A little background, we have a lot of iMacs at my organization, different models. We have about 5 different servers running Deploy Studio. I have found that any of the 14,1 iMacs (late 2013) will ...
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Help Creating Mobile Accounts on Mavericks Server from Active Directory Accounts

I am upgrading a 10.6 server that was set up by someone else a long time ago. By upgrading, I mean I'm starting over from scratch and manually applying settings as needed. One odd thing that I can't ...
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Screen sharing with server fails

I am managing a Mac server cluster and I can do screen sharing from my Mac to the cluster without a fuss. However a colleague of mine receives the following error upon trying to switch on screen ...