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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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 ...
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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, ...
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Extremely poor bulk file copy speeds on AFP shares in Yosemite

Some hardware background: I manage a 3D graphics lab of about a dozen iMac clients running 10.10.5 and a Mini running Server 10.10.2 (Server.app v4.0.3 / build 14S350). The Mini is in a Sonnet xMac ...
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Profile Manager: Using command line, is there a way to print/lookup iOS apps by at least title, that are associated/available in Profile Manager

Restating my question: Using command line, is there a way to print/lookup iOS apps by at least title, that are associated/available in Profile Manager Goal/Context: I am looking for a way to automate ...
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Configure the OS X Server from .pkg postinstall script

I make a .pkg-installer for a product that extends the Apache server in OS X. From the postinstall script in the .pkg I'm currently able to configure the default setup of Yosemite and El Capitan, by ...
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Software updates - port 8088 and no content

I would like to use the software-update-service which is provided by server.app. Well, if I open 192.168.10.1 or http://example.com:8088/index.sucatalog I always get 404, although the service is ...
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OS X 10.10 default username and password?

Is there a default username/password for brand new OS X installs that have yet to go through the initial setup process? I have several headless macs already racked, but no display set up for them, ...
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Block domains through vpn service provided through OS X Server.app

I have server.app configured to provide a vpn service. The vpn works perfectly fine and I am passing all traffic through it. When checking my IP address while connected to the vpn, I do get the wan ...
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servermgrd certificate in Yosemite server chain of trust

I am setting up a file server in Yosemite and am trying to remove vulnerabilities so my organization's IT dept will approve. I acquired a trusted SSL certificate and installed it with all of the ...
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Can a client of an OS X server instruct the server to restore a file to a shared folder from its time machine backup?

I would like to know if a user needs to restore a file which is kept on a file share and backed up to a time machine backup attached to an OS X server, do they need me to restore it for them or can ...
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reset iPad restrictions passcode with profile manager

Is there a way to reset the "restrictions" passcode on an iOS 8 device with profile manager? I can reset the lock screen passcode from the device pull-down menu, but see no way to reset restrictions ...
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Move Certificates from Server to Remote Computer (MACS)

So I am trying to push a certificate from a location (server) onto a remote mac computer so that then I can run a script that installs the certificates onto keychain and installs the application. Do ...
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How does codesign and signing of profiles on os x work?

At the moment I am messing around with OS X profile manager and configuration profiles in general. I like the idea of being able to push settings to clients and I'd like to use it for my customers. ...
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Xserver Early 2009 Raid Card

I have an Xserve 2009 with Yosemite installed. The 3 hdd are configured as RAID5. It was working fine until this morning. Upon reboot I see the folder with the question mark. I put a macbook pro in ...
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Workstations with trouble accessing home directories

I have had two Mac Mini workstations (10.10.x) in a small office give me weird behavior. The server is a 10.10.4-based Mac Mini. All networking is done over ethernet. I thought I had solved it on the ...
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How can I get an OS X Server to assign IP addresses?

I am trying to connect a couple of devices via Ethernet to a Mac Mini acting as a server. The OS X Server app is running, DHCP is enabled, and this was working fine, but it doesn't seem to be working ...
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Addressbook-App prompts for password 2x before it's working (Server.app)

I configured OS X Server.app with the following services: -> VPN -> Calendar -> Contacts -> DNS These settings are enrolled by profile manager. In most cases this works (Calendar, VPN) but using ...
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Can't connect to Cisco VPN (IPSec) after upgrade to os x server (Yosemite)

I have had a working VPN connection to a Cisco VPN on OS X with no trouble for a while now. Last night, I upgraded my Mac running OS X Yosemite (10.10.4) to OS X server. Since then, I can no longer ...
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Need help with OS X server. I can't get it to resolve correctly

Ok. So I have a static IP set on my router (using fiber so no modem). I have no idea what is going on. but I can't get it to resolve outside the network. Background: Static IP :xxx.xxx.xxx.9 ...
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OS X Server - Internal Email for Domain

I run OS X Server 4.x on a Mac Mini. I currently have a domain example.com with Mail services setup and everything is working okay so far. My router has IMAP and SMTP port forwarded to the server. ...
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Yosemite Server: How to disable simultaneous logins

Up until Lion you could disable simultaneous logins on workstations by using the following setting in Workgroup Manager: Unfortunately now Workgroup Manager doesn't work with OS X 10.10 (it did ...
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OS X client gets SSL certificate error when trying to join OD

I switched from self signed to signing my own certificates using a CA I created on the server. OS X Server has a list of the certificates outlined in blue now for its hostname, Code Signing ...
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OS X client to OD if master is down

When joining an OS X client to OD, it seems you use the server of the master OD. However, if the master is down for reboot or maintenance, how does the client know to contact the OD slave? Would it ...
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Should services be turned off prior to performing updates?

Let's say you want to upgrade your OS X server from Yosemite 10.10.1 to 10.10.2. Should you turn off OS X Server services prior to the upgrade? Should you also turn off when upgrading from Server.app ...
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Mac OS X equivalent to Windows “Register this connection's addresses in DNS”

On Windows, in the Advanced TCP/IP Properties of the TCP/IPv4 properties of the NIC there is a tickbox called "Register this connection's addresses in DNS". Does Mac OS X have an equivalent setting? ...
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How to clear DHCP leases in OS X Server (v4.1.3-14S1127) on Yosemite 10.10.4

I have a situation where my OS X Server app seems to not be completely dropping DHCP leases and I think it is causing some of my hardware MAC's to conflict as per the assignments I have set. I use ...
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Move single user Time Machine backup drive to OS X Server

I have an external hard drive which is currently used as a Time Machine backup drive for a single machine. I'd like to move the drive to my Server machine and use it for network backups for all my ...