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Login inactivity timeout on OS X Server wiki? Frequent unexpected logouts

The OS X Server wiki seems to be frequently logging me out. This is an annoying situation. It just happened again, and I have enough evidence to confirm my perception that it is logging me out too ...
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How to Create an image in DeployStudio

I just installed DeployStudio v1.6.13 on OS X Server Yosemite. Followed some directions to get everything installed and everything looks like it's working. For example, another mac can boot into the ...
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Connection to the server for software updates cannot be established

I have an iMac mid 2007 running Yosemite. This error existed before Yosemite already. Whenever I go to the App Store and click on "Updates", the following error message is displayed: Connection ...
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Can OS X 10.5.8 be installed on a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini?

Can OS X 10.5.8 be installed on a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 Mac Mini in order to upgrade to OS X 10.6.3 server? (The Goal: to quit 10.8 Server in order to use Rosetta software again)
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Trouble accessing ftp through internal network

I am currently running OS X Server 4. I have multiple websites (virtual hosts) set up with it. Lets call them domain1.com and domain2.com. Internally, they are both being run off of the same IP. ...
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emond keeps me locked out of my server via SSH

I've been grappling with emond (and maybe afctl) all afternoon, and I'm trying to figure out how to fix this. Basically, I'm trying to SSH into my Mac Mini server (10.9.5 with Server 3.2.2) but I keep ...
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Configure Yosemite Server WebApp with LaunchD

Question Has anyone successfully been able to start a webapp via a webappctl configuration which specifies a launchd configuration in their webapp.plist launchKeys key? Background Specifically, ...
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OS X Yosemite Server - DNS issues

I purchased a domain and have a third party company manage email service for it. My MX records point to the email hosting provider. My A record for my domain points to my static IP provided by my ISP. ...
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How do I enable DNSSec on OSX? (Or DNSCurve)

I want to support encrypted IPSec communications, and DANE certs in DNS. Notably, DNSSSec is a prerequisite is IPSec (secure IP addresses from DNS) How can I configure my OS X computer to use DNSSec ...
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DNS possibly cause of failure to send emails

I have a mac mini running OS X 10.10 with Server.app that has DNS service enabled. The primary zone is example.com. In the zone, I have a list of machines: machine1.example.com - 10.0.1.11 ...
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Yosemite Server / Domain Configuration advice

I'm configuring a mac mini server (latest Yosemite) and I'd like some advice/guidance. I have a registered domain in use for my website, mail and some subdomains – all externally hosted. I'd like to ...
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Uninstall OS X Server completely in Yosemite

I recently run the OS X Server app on Yosemite. Now each time I shutdown or restart my mac, it asking for administrator password. I don't want to run my MacBook Pro as a server. I ran this app just to ...
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OS X Server website not loading

I'm trying to make a local website using OS X Server (4.0.3), and am following the tutorial that comes with Server. When I use Safari on another Mac, when I try to go to the website (myserver.local) ...
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profile manager: iOS device can delete management profile

How does one prevent deletion of management profiles? I have marked mt "profile for everyone" -> General -> Security -> Never I marked "never" in relevant device profile "general" setting as well. ...
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Where does Time Machine server store its backups?

Not the /Volumes/backupdrive/Shared Items/Backups, but the actual Backups.backupdb you see in backing up locally. Where does it store that data? I know an external machine backups successfully to it ...
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Remove licenses from deleted user on OS X Server's VPP managed distribution

We buy apps using Volume Purchase Program with managed distribution through OS X Server's profile manager. One of employees left, so I removed his user account from OS X Server. However, the licenses ...
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Finder tags via server

We are a group of Mac users (mix of Yosemite and Mavericks) that share files on a OS X Server (Mavericks). When someone has done a job on a file, they tag it. All users have made similar sets of tags. ...
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How do I move OS X Server to a new Mac [duplicate]

Our fully operational Internet-facing OS X Server with its own OD Master needs to be moved to a new Mac with newer, larger disks. How do we achieve this with the minimum disruption to our users? ...
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Virtual host on Server.app is broken

I have a Mac mini serving some PHP web application to our LAN, with a virtual host. It has worked very well, but for an unknown reason, it has stopped to work a few days ago, but I can't point out ...
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Error message when copying files over to Mac Server

I keep receiving the following error message when copying files, from my iMac and my Macbook, over to my Mac Mini Server. The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in ...
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Installing WordPress on Mac OS X Server

I Have a Mac Mini with Yosemite OS X Server, i would like to install wordPress and Magento on the server and use it for local Development before i push my completed sites to the live server with the ...
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Proxypac configuration using Profile Manager's Custom payloads

I want to configure a proxypac script that is already set and working, to the Apple computers of my company. We are actually working with profile manager and I tried to figure out how to use the ...
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How to remotely push “defaults write” settings to OS X server clients

I have some Mac OSX machines that i'm managing with an OS X server, clients are authenticated using Active Directory (golden triangle) and i'd like to disable version control for Pages/Numbers/Keynote ...
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Mac OS X Panther Server DNS settings

How do I change change the DNS time to live, TTL, settings using Mac OS X Panther Server?
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OS X Server file sharing slow to browse and users get wheel

I am currently having an issues on a couple OS X 10.10.2 servers where users are intermittently getting the wheel when trying to save a document to the server (Word, Excel, InDesign), sometime when ...
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Is there a maximum number of remote connections that can be setup on mac mini?

We have a mac mini running OSx 10.9.4 with 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB. We use this as a "server" so people within the company can remotely place files that need to be uploaded onto our DAM system. ...
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OS X Profile Manager Mail settings (SMTP password) not being pushed for OS X devices

Background Open Directory died last week and completely messed up the permissions and user mappings. I wiped the server and set it up from scratch with a different domain name and certs. Each client ...
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Open directory rebound, profiles not working

Our Open Directory server messed up last week and it resulted in the whole thing having to be rebuilt over the weekend. Most of it went smoothly however as the Open Directory Host Name was changed ...
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Yosemite - Finder has a disconnect button when attached to OSX Server, not working

You can endlessly click disconnect, but you are never disconnected. On the OSX Server (Yosemite Server.app 4.0.2), you can see your user account still connected, on the client (Yosemite 10.10.1) the ...
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OS X Server Profile Manager port forwarding?

I am setting up a MDM server on OS X Server. This is just a personal project, so I am hosting off of my iMac running Yosemite and OS X Server. I have configured port forwarding and DNS records so ...
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My ISP's web interface is blocking OS X Server?

I have setup a domain on OS X server, pointed the domain to my public IP, and enabled port forwarding on my AirPort router. My services are set up in OS X server, and I can access them from my ...
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Why does my command line prompt now beging with “vpn”?

I was just (unsuccessfully) playing around with setting up a vpn in OS X Server, and now all my new terminal prompts begin with "vpn" followed by my user name. Anyone know why this is the case and how ...
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Configuring mobile home directories on Yosemite OS X Server

I have Open Directory configured on a brand new OS X machine with Server.app set up on it. I'm trying to configure the mobile account setup on the server, to allow users to sync their home directories ...
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A Vexing Login Problem with WebDAV

The issue I'm having is that I manage three Mac Mini servers. Two are for work, one is for me. I can log into our main work server and my personal box using WebDAV, however, the second work server ...
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Problems connecting to VPN on iOS 8 w/ OS X Server VPN

Alright, so about a few hours ago I purchased OS X Server, being intrigued by it's VPN capabilities. I enabled VPN and set it up, however I'm unsure if I even did this correctly. I'm pretty sure I've ...
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OS X Webdav connection issues

We use webdav mounted on local machines using Rumpus file server app. Thunderbird (Ver 3.1.20) image attachments are directly saved or opened using Preview (Version 3.0.9). On some machines "Save" ...
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Snow Leopard Server or OS X Server on an older Mac Mini for small business?

My wife and I both work from home and for a while now I've been wanting to set up a server on which (amongst other things) we can host our websites, mail, centrally store files and access remotely ...
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OS X Server - Reset all POSIX and ACLs on new file share

I've just set up a new mini running OS X Yosemite/Server 4, and am using a Drobo 5D for file storage. All of the files on the Drobo have been copied from an old Xserve setup and various external ...
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PackageMaker alternative?

I am looking for something to create .pkg files to use with System Image Utility. The old school PackageMaker that was included in Xcode Aux tools make be causing errors in Yosemite so I am wanting to ...
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Why does Yosemite Server exclude some Users from a Group's Mailing List?

Is there an LDAP command command that: can change the relation between a user and her primary email address assign other email addresses as secondary on Yosemite OS X Server? Summary: ...
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OS X Server 10.10 and uid 500

I've got OS X 10.10 Server installation (mac mini). I have couple users and one of the users inherited uid 500. uid 500 considered service uid in OS X and is not being shown in Server application, so ...
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Can I run multiple processes on admin user account while logged in to another account on OSX Server (Yosemite)?

I am setting up a Mac mini home server as an HTPC and to run other processes (FileMaker Server, web dev server, etc.). I want to make a user with limited privileges to be logged into while Mac mini is ...
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OS X Server: why would some Win 7 clients not be able to open a file, but another can?

Question: Why do most of the Windows clients on my network get "File in Use" or "file locked for editing by 'another user'" errors when opening files from the server, but one Windows client from the ...
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How to enable opportunistic locking in OS X Server 10.10

We have Windows clients with a software which relies on opportunistic locking using SMB2. I would like to get rid of the Windows Server and use OS X Server File Sharing for this. With OS X Server ...
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How to automatically reconnect to file server when connection drops or the server restarts?

I'm sure this question must have come up at some point, but I could not find a single topic about it. How do I check automatically if the connection to my file server is dropped? And if it is, try to ...
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How to use Mac Mini as an APNS server for Push Notifications

I have looked for it everywhere, I can't find any clue where to start or how to do it. I have an Apple Mac Mini with OSX Server that I would like to use as an APNS server to send push notifications ...
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“Slow down” bootup until all devices are available

I'm using OS X as a Server, running Server.app 4.0 to provide email hosting/etc. Attached to this machine I have a PROMISE Pegasus R2 RAID drive mounted at /Volumes/RAID6-11TB, and I changed the ...
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Backing up a NAS (In my case a Drobo b800fs)

TL;DR: We have a NAS that I'm trying to back up. I want to use a Yosemite server to back up one network share to another, with nice indexed incremental backups providing point in time recovery. The ...
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Is OS X Server an Operating system or a service suite?

I have Yosemite. I am considering installing OS X server 4.0. According to developer.apple.com: You can, however, install OS X Server and enable Xcode Server on your development Mac. What ...
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite/Server 4.0 outbound encrypted server communications problem

Since updating to OS X 10.10 Yosemite/Server 4.0, lots of things related to outbound encrypted server communications that worked just fine under OS X 10.9.x Mavericks/Server 3.x are broken. For ...