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Mac Mini Office Network Setup

I am setting up a 1TB Mac Mini server running OS X 11 and the latest OS X Server app in my office and have a few questions. This server will serve as a remote Xcode build machine for a small handful ...
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Yosemite Server - Serve hidden files

How can I get Yosemite Server App sites to serve hidden files? (like http://example.com/.well-known for instance) I've tried changing /Library/Server/Web/Config/apache2/sites/0000_127.0.0.1_34580_....
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I'm trying to automate connecting to a user account server after a NetInstall using Automator

In automating the deployment process for a Mac laboratory I have been unsuccessful in linking to a user account server post install. I have to do it by hand which adds lots of time to deployment. I'...
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Is Mac OS X Server 10.6 upgradeable to latest Desktop OS X (without Sever.app)

Around 2010, my boss purchased a Mac mini Server with 10.6. (Macmini3, 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM) This server was retired last week. Is the Server License (unlimited client) eligible to upgrade ...
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How does the DHCP server choose the address range for each client?

I've set up El Capitan Server to host DHCP for my network. I've got two DHCP address ranges. The server admin interface doesn't suggest anything about how these ranges are used, and neither does the ...
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Where is the dns server configuration file located in OS X Server App on OS X El Capitan?

What is the dns server bundled with OS X Server app on OS X El Capitan and where is the configuration file located? For some reason Server App crashes and the only service I tried to configure is DNS....
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How do I tell Xcode to create a bot using an OS X Server git repo?

I have two git remotes in my Xcode Accounts preferences (also shown correctly in git remote -v). One is the original github clone source; the other is an OS X Server Xcode repo. I ...
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Dynamic list of unknown shared computers appearing on wired computer

I recently setup an old Macbook Pro with OS X Server (El Capitan) and via ethernet connected it to my Airport Extreme. My network is secured with WPA2 personal and a diceware-generated password that ...
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Run hwmond from OS X 10.7 Lion Server on OS X 10.11 El Capitan Server on 2009 Xserve

2009 Xserve has CPU activity lights across the front, with OS X 10.7 Server installed these lights function. With OS X 10.11 El Capitan they don't. The process responsible is hwmond from /usr/sbin. ...
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Change Base DN on OSX Server

Normally OS X Server and Open Directory take the hostname as Base DN but is it possible to change the Base Suffix DN, OU or O manually? Like a full LDAP? F.e. dc=foo,dc=com In past It was possible ...
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How to clear list of servers “Choose a mac” list in OS X Server App

How can I clear the "Choose a Mac" list? I have 3 entries of the same machine, same ip address but different host names? I have the latest OS X Server 5.1 installed on a Mac mini with a static ip ...
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Nsurl error domain (1012) subscribing MDM Server

I'm trying to manage iPads with an own MDM-server. I configured the ProfileManagement but it doesn't work (anymore).. I always get an Nsurl error domain 2012 when trying to prepare the iPad (on the ...
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Mac OSX Server Blocking Adobe Sites

I installed Mac OS X server a while ago but never really used it, around a month ago I got a warning saying that my Adobe products could not be validated even though they were working perfectly ...
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OS X Server MailBox size expand

I'm running OS X Server app version 5.1. I have mail configured for all my users. I have a default value of 200 MB for each mail box, as the server is only 256 GB. Is there any way to change the mail ...
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OS X Server: Open Directory PasswordService crashes

I'm running an OS X 10.9 Server (it's a Mac Mini) that is providing a few services (iCal, VPN, file sharing, etc.) to a small group of Local Network Users. After we installed a security update today, ...
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Is a Power Mac G4 a good candidate for a home server? [closed]

A friend of mine has offered to give me a Power Mac G4 that he is no longer using. I haven't picked it up yet, but it sounds like it is a single core 1.25 GHz 2003 "Mirrored Drive Door" Model. I have ...
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Does the caching server check devices for updates from elsewhere?

I've just installed OS X Server and enabled the caching server and it seems to be working reasonably well, e.g. Since server start: 16.28 GB returned to clients, 14.52 GB stored from Internet, 0 ...
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Disable Logging in OS X Server

I am currently running a web and mail server on my Mac mini with OS X Server version 5.1 on techurify.com. I am running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.4 with a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB memory, and ...
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How to disable web sharing in Server 5 and forward ports 80 and 443 to a virtual machine?

I use the latest Server (5.0.15) to self-host websites on a Mac Mini running El Capitan (10.11.3). I'm not satisfied with the web services (mainly because of this) and I'd like to setup a Linux (LAMP) ...
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Unable to resize/create partiion using gpt

I have a Mac Server running 10.10. The sole purpose of it at the moment is to take time machine backups from multiple devices. The server itself uses a Thecus NAS AFP share to store the time machine ...
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Can an HFS+ formatted drive be shared with Windows

I have a Mac Mini that I'm using as a media server. I just put together an external RAID enclosure and I'd like to format it as HFS+, primarily so I can use it for Time Machine backups. 75% of ...
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Using Server 5.0.15 to share internet WITHOUT internet sharing

I am running a mid 2010 MacMini as a server. OS X 10.11.3 and Server 5.0.15. I am connecting to the internet on the built in Ethernet (Ethernet) and have a USB to GigaBit Ethernet adapter (Ethernet 2) ...
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Why did an “Untitled” partition appear that uses up half the disc space and how do I get rid of it?

On a Mac OS X Server, I realized today that the 1TB disk has all of the sudden two partitions, both of them around 500GB large: 1TB APPLE HDD ST1000LM024 Macintosh HD2: Mount Point: / ...
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Shut down Mac Server when APC 1400 battery is nearly empty

I'm running OS X Server on a Mac Mini. I'm powering the server via an APC 1400 (one of the older, beige ones). It has a serial connector, so I assume it could possibly interface with the Mac Mini via ...
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Redirect to different machine with Server App

I am running my main website (e.g. main.com) on a MacMini Server with OS X 10.10 and Server App Version 4. In addition, I serve a Django powered web app on a Raspberry Pi using Gunicorn and nginx. Now,...
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Can Windows PC search Shared legacy files on an Xserve

PC clients can access and navigate to folders (and open the files) on this Xserve sharepoint but cannot search the archive within any acceptable time. Legacy Mac finds Job1234566 in less than 2 secs, ...
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prevent inbuilt apache running using server app

Using OS X 10.11.3 (15D21), with macports, apache 2.4/php 7.0.2 with OS X Server installed (for TimeCapsule sharing) I can't seem to prevent the inbuild apache from starting on reboot. if i use: ...
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How should I copy OS X server environment to another machine for update?

I have a server running Server.app (3.2.2) on Mac OS X 10.9.5. It hosts File Sharing, Mail, VPN, Websites, DHCP, DNS, and Open Directory etc. It also hosts phpBB3 bulletin boards. Because the OX ...
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Systems not seeing netrestore image

Turning to here after many futile attempts to resolve. I have an OSX server (10.10.5) which has been hosting a Netrestore image over HTTP without issue for some time now. We replaced our firewall in ...
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Is it possible to add apps to Apple Server Profile Manager via terminal/command line

I am trying to automate my build process. Currently I have to manually upload builds to the enterprise server every time I want to distribute a new build. Is it possible to automate this? I think I ...
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OS X Server & Time Machine for Active Directory Users

In my setup, we have an OS X server, where the machine is bound to our Active Directory domain. I am able to log onto the machine using AD users/credentials locally, with no problems. However, when ...
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Cannot use existng Time Machine Backup on OS X Server after changing password

I'm backing up to a drive attached to an OS X Server via the Time Machine backup service. Recently I changed my password on OS X Server I had been authenticating with for the backup. So, I had to ...
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How can I make all files created in a shared directory inherit the permissions and ownership(If possible) of the directory it was created in?

Is there a way to set inherited permissions automatically on shared files, so everyone can work off the same shared directories? I've spent hours searching for solutions and talking with Apple support ...
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mobile home sync login yosemite

We are having an issue with mobile home sync on mac's running 10.10 & 10.11. When a user logs into a mac their profile isn't being synced with the mobile copy on the server. When they logout or do ...
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Disabled OS X Server still appear on localhost

Before when I entered localhost into the browser there was my localhost from MAMP, basically directory for my web repositories. Recently I installed OS X Server, and now when I enter localhost into ...
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How to create a cache server with osx server?

We have an OS X server in a small office and want to have a cache server. When first user download something from Internet (NOT just from apple products) the second it should be downloaded from the ...
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How to setup a Mac (Mini 2015) without a monitor (or mouse or keyboard)?

I would like to complete the initial setup of a Mac Mini (2015) without having to use an external monitor (or a mouse or keyboard). I do have a MacBook Pro available in case this would help (and from ...
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Conflicting Settings in OSX Server Profile Manager (Groups and Users/Devices)

please help me understand what happens if you have nested groups in Profile Manager and you apply conflicting Settings. Which Setting will be Carried oft? E.g.: I have the following groups: All |-...
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Does Profile Manager support nested device groups?

We have a Mac OS X Server running on 10.10.5 with Server 5.0.15. We are using Profile Manager to deploy some basic configuration settings. There are five Macs besides the server: three MacBook Pros, ...
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AppleScript editor to connect and disconnect again to specific server

I's trying to write an AppleScript to disconnect and connect again to specific server: tell application "Finder" mount volume "smb://serveraddress/sharename" as user name "username" with ...
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What are services in OS X Server? [closed]

I've just installed OS X Server. What are services? What do I enable them for? Lets consider Xcode and Messages. How can I use it?
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Backing up the Settings of the File Shares on OS X Server 10.10

I have an OS X 10.10 Server serving out about 20-25 shares that rest on a RAID device. What I'd like is to have a second server on standby in case the first server fails but the RAID device doesn't. ...
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OS X Server Caching / DNS Question

our network has 3 primary public IPs (datacenter, user set a, user set b). I would like to set up the Caching server, and am just trying to understand the breakdown of the DNS entry. In the data ...
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How to locate Open Directory servers on subnet

I am looking for at way to list which machines are running Open Directory (OD) on a given subnet. I considered using nmap, but I could not find a port exclusively used by OD. Apple has a list of ports ...
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Network homes / synchronized mobile homes with OS X and Active Directory

I work in a company which manages IT for several customers (mainly for Apple OS X deployments). Some of them have more users than computers, so they need some form of "movable" home directory (so the ...
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automountd : No Such File or Directory error (NFS mount on iMac from Mac Mini)

I'm trying to automount a NFS fielsystem on an iMac (El Capitan 10.11.1). The FS is exported from a Mac Mini (El Capitan 10.11.1 + OSX Server 5.0.15). On the server : File sharing is active ...
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Separate, personal time machine backup locations for every user on OSX Server?

I have a Yosemite Server running and I have about four different backup disks, each for a different user. However, no matter what I do with permissions (setting the user's backup disk to be read/write ...
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How to set up VPN Server that uses servers IP Address

I use OS X Server VPN feature, but routing is not easy as OpenVPN. here is the scenario; Let`s assume my server IP is 123.456.789.025 and its gateway is 987.654.321.254 and its net mask is 255.255....
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Using OS X Server resources on non-Macs

I currently have two Mac Mini servers with several Mac clients and everything works well (DNS, Open Directory, Contacts/Calendar/Messaging, File Sharing, Time Machine, etc). I'm open to introducing ...
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Is there a way to detect caching servers?

I need to find out if there are OSX/iOS caching servers on a bunch of different networks - and put in a caching server where needed. But since the caching service on a Mac server is pretty black box, ...