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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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OS X Server - Device enrollment returns 500 Error?

I'm currently working with OS X Server (Yosemite) to try and create profiles for certain devices. It appears that I have configured the server correctly, and I have assigned a domain to it. When I ...
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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 ...
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Move existing USB Time Machine backup to OS X Server Time Machine

How can I move an exiting OS X (10.10.1) USB Time Machine backup history to an OS X (10.10.1) Server (version 4) Time Machine service?
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Active Directory Account Privileges

We have a group of users from AD that I'd like to be able to have higher privileges when logged into OSX but not full admin rights. Ideally it needs to be based on an AD group as the members will ...
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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 ...