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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Building a small network in Apple environment?

I have four Macs I want networked together so files can be shared between them without email. I want it to be a wired network and I also want to be able to access the files on the network away from ...
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Do i need a seperate dedicated machine to run osx server or can i use some features running it from my MBP

We've got 5 desktop devices in our organization which im currently managing using a remote connection client or physically by sitting at each machine. Each change i make such as an update / settings ...
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Set network proxy by group on Open Directory

I have an OS X Server with Open Directory. I am wondering if there is a way a group can be set to use a proxy when a user from that group logs in, and to remove the proxy if a user from a different ...
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Unable to use SSL or TLS to access OpenDirectory ldap server

I am unable to connect with my openserver system using SSL/TLS connection. There are no issues communicating without SSL on port 389 and can connect and retrieve directory information without issue. ...
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Is it still possible to purchase a license for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server from Apple?

Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard Server is no longer for sale at the Apple Store website. Mac OS X Server software licenses were sold as a separate full operating system from Apple until 10.7 Lion, ...
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OS X Server 3.0 - DNS & Server Names

I have two Mac Mini's running Mavericks Server. The hostnames for them are as follows: macsvr01.mydomain.com macsvr02.mydomain.com I want to be able to access macsvr02 by going to ...
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How to make spotlight index files shared over AFP

I'm sharing a local folder on a 10.8.5 Mac Mini server via AFP. The share is set to allow a certain user group to write to it. When users in this group place files in the directory, they are owned by ...
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OSX Server.App Mail Server Not Starting

I'm having an issue that I've had before, but I've never come up with a solution. I have a Mac Mail server set up using Server.App, and occasionally the server will just stop working, and when I try ...
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Slapd daemon can't start: TLS init def ctx failed: -1

Yesterday I had to restart my Mac OS X Lion Server and after reboot I observed that I do not have any connection to my LDAPv3 on the localhost as well as no users available in Server application. ...
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After OD Admin is set up, email now signed with wrong certificate

I installed and set up OS X Mavericks server at the weekend. As part of the process, I configured Open Directory and used my "@mac.com" email address in the OD Administrator setup. I now find that ...
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How to properly backup OS X Server (Mavericks)

I've been reading various articles from a Google Search on this topic and it seems there is no clear solution as many debate what works/doesn't work. I'm hoping to get a definitive answer here. I ...
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Connecting to OSX server through VNC with multi login and decent speed

Ok, I have a very specific case and some very annoying problems. The case I need to set up a Mac Mini with OSX 10.9 and Server 3. It has XCode and will be used for iOS development by multiple ...
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Can't log in to OSX Server through VNC from Windows

I'm trying to connect to a Mac Mini running OSX Server 10.9. I've managed to use RealVNC to reach the login screen, but when I try to log in using a user I created on the server itself, I get 'error ...
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Can OS X services be split up across multiple OS X Servers at different locations?

My company has two offices, in two different cities. I'd like to use a colo (http://macminicolo.net) to host our OS X Server, which will manage Open Directory data, device management, VPN, shared ...
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Location of OSX Lion Mail Server sent mail

I had to restore a mac mini server I use for web and mail hosting. Since the restore was due to a software problem, I had to do from scratch instead of recovering from a disk clone. I copied from the ...
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OSX Mail Server Forward to External Address

I have an OSX mail server set up on Mavericks (10.9.2 I believe). I'm trying to set up a few addresses that should do nothing but forward to external gmail addresses. For example, let's say I want ...
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com.user.loginscript[ ]): Exited with code: 1

Whenever we restart our server it changes our DNS and apache settings. I haven't been able to figure out why, so I wrote a quick script to restore these to safe settings on login to fix Mac OS X ...
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You do not have the necessary read, write and append privileges on the selected network backup disk

I have OSX Server running on a mac mini in my home. I've been using it for doing Time Machine backups from my MacBook. This worked fine until I changed the password for my user account on the mac ...
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What is raid-ac protocol on port 2012

Yesterday I made OS X Server, on Mac Mini, for Xcode Continuous Integration. Today, by scanning my local network, I see that this Mac Mini is having port 2012 open with this raid-ac. I googled but ...
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OSX Server Optimal Setup for Mail for Multiple Domains

I've been attempting to set up a mail server for my clients. I run a small web design business, and we recently moved all of our hosting over to dedicated mac mini machines. I have one mini dedicated ...
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Unable to deploy home folder mobility settings through an Apple MDM server

I have setup the latest Apple MDM server (Mavericks 10.9.2/Server 3.0.3) with Profile Manager and I'm able to push out configuration profiles to test Macs. One of my goals is to push out profiles ...
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What is the meaning of 'no acceptable variant' ERROR message?

I have a Mac mini Server with Mac OS X Server 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), where I run a WebDAV Server for syncing my OmniFocus (Mac <> iPad). But I don't use the Web-Server itself (only WebDAV). When I ...
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Backing up to an existing Time Machine sparsebundle

I have been using OS X Mavericks Server Time Machine Backup service to backup my laptops. I recently had to move my backup sparsebundles to a new drive. I've reconfigured Time Machine server to point ...
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Microsoft Word file is “being used by 'another user'”

Some MS Word DOCX files, and an occasional Excel XLSX file, appear to be open by another user when opened from a server volume. The error message is "Filename" is being used by "another user". Do you ...
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Can't start PHP localhost

So i've done this before but I don't remember the command. I was able to use a directory a localhost file. I've tried sudo apachectl start but when I go to localhost the page isn't found. I've also ...
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OSX Server - Messages - Jabber issue

My current environment is set up using AD-OD magic triangle, I have messages server set up and everything is logging on and connecting fine using Jabber. The only issue that I am having is that our ...
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Rotate the jira log

I have a OS X server that runs Jira. I want to rotate the Jira log but unlike logrotate there is not an option to restart the Jira service. How would you suggest I do this in OS X? I've looked ...
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Mavericks Server: Unable to use 3rd party SSL Certificates with Open Directory

We have a Mac OS X Server (Mavericks) - Mac OS X: 10.9.2, Server: 3.1 Our Open Directory Master is set up and running but we cannot for the life of us get it to accept our 3rd Party (DigiCert) SSL ...
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How to enable Mac OS X server email alerts

I have a specific Mac mini server that does not send out email alerts, even though I have an email address configured. I also want to note that I am not using the mail server within server.app. I ...
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Mac OS X Server ignores remote HTTP connections, but accepts local ones

I cannot get Mac OS X Server's web server to accept connections from other machines on the same LAN. This is on OS X 10.8.2, running on a Mac mini which originally shipped with Lion Server. I can ...
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The server “serverName” did not accept the certificate

I'm trying to install a profile that I've created on an iPad. I have the Trust Profile for the device installed and verified. The problem arises when trying to enrol the iPad. Below is the output ...
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Hosting a website off of OSX server and IIS on Windows 7

I have two computers that host websites. One of the computers is running OSX Server for OSX 10.9. The other is IIS 7.5 running on Windows 7 professional. The OSX server is setup to run the main site ...
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OS X Server VPN: cannot ping local network

My OS X Server located in my home network. It's using Time Capsule to connect to the Internet. I've setup VPN server there and I was able to successfully connect, but I can't reach the devices in the ...
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Unable to login after password reset on OS X Server 10.6

I am trying to reset the password on a X-Serve running OS X Server 10.6.X. I have tried booting from the install disc and used the Reset Password function but once I save the new password and reboot ...
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Mavericks Open Directory Setup

I am trying to setup the Open Directory server and it keeps failing stating that /etc/openldap/slapd_macosxserver.conf: line 229: invalid path: No such file or directory This is on a newly ...
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How can I configure OS X server to advertise SMB over bonjour?

We have an OS X mac mini server that stores/shares our files and our Time Machine backups (which is why AFP needs to be enabled). We were having issues with AFP and network files being held open ...
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user both exists and doesn't

so I got a really wierd problem on my mac server I have a user that I thought was a open directory user, but it had the wrong UID. I then tried disconnecting the OD server, and try to login with ...
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Disable password authentication on SSH server on OS X Server 10.8

I want to disable the password authentication of the SSH server on my OS X Server. this should be done in /etc/sshd_config, right? But I’m not sure which setting I should change…
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OS X SMB Sharing with Windows Clients via Host Name

I have an OS X Server serving up files to Windows clients (Windows 8). I would like the windows clients to be able to connect to the network share via host name instead of IP address. As an example, I ...
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OS X Server Postfix configuration

I hope this is the right site to ask this question. I have successfully configured OS X server (3.0.2 on mavericks) mail service, but if i edit my /Library/Server/Mail/Config/postfix/main.cf (postfix ...
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Where would I find where an .htaccess file is located and being used on a Mac OS X Lion server that sets Basic Auth on an Apache server?

I've installed some software, namely, a continuous integration (CI) server (Jenkins) on a Mac Mini running Lion Server. The server, by default, runs from port 8080 on local host via the url: ...
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Dropbox + Mac Mini Server = Syncing Issues

In our office, we use Dropbox business as a cloud; All of our files exist on a Mac Mini Server we use inside the office as a local repository for all of our Dropbox files. We then have Dropbox sync ...
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Cannot connect to Mac Mini Server; Finder jumping around

I have a unique issue; while trying to connect to a Mac Mini Server on WiFi with my macbook the server shows up, but when I go to connect to the server Finder jumps the selection up to the top of the ...
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Mavericks Server - nothing enabled, but services still running and logging messages

I have a Mavericks server with ALL services disabled in Server.app in an attempt to figure out what's causing a huge number of log messages. When I check to see what services are running, I see the ...
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Changing OSX Mavericks Server to default to personal website rather than welcome page

I've looked at every option in OSX Server for Mavericks but I don't see anything that allows me to default to my website rather than the "Welcome to Server" page. I have a DNS set up through Godaddy. ...
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How can I generate a batch of profiles and certificates for OS X Server Profile Manager?

I'm using the Profile Manager on OS X Server (Mavericks). I ran a script that imported our ~20 users into Open Directory from CSV. I've configured Radius with EAP-TLS, and have set up 802.1x so that ...
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Can't get folder to inherit permissions on add no matter what I try

This is the Parent Folder: This is a folder I just added to the parent folder: I've been trying for hours to get the permissions on the New Folder to inherit from it's Parent folder. This is ...
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Locked out of OS X Server after switching network (wireless -> wired)

I am completely locked out of my Mac Mini OS X Server (Mavericks) after installing in our server rack. I was able to setup the server just fine on the bench using a wireless connection; was even able ...
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Mac OS X Server user can't change password

I have non-admin users who need to change their password. The passwd command is apparently limited to administrators. On the Server website, there's a change password link, but it doesn't work, and ...
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Software and Monitoring Provision for Mac Clients

I was wondering if there are any Apple Software and Monitoring tools specifically made for Mac OSX Clients. I am aware of Profile Manager and several OSX Server tools such as Open Directory for ...