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Why does RAID 1 “Mirroring not provide performance improvements”?

I have always used Software RAIDs, either Apple-provided, or via SoftRAID, etc. I am about to re-zhuzh my arrays and decided to do a little research beforehand… and On Apple's site, there is a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Force the resolution on a headless mac mini server

I have a Mac Mini server running Mavericks. It has no monitor connected. I use Remote Desktop on my laptop (also running Mavericks) for I/O to my server. When I use Remote Desktop and go Full ...
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In Wiki Server 4 on OS X Server the first page includes four images that link to other pages. How do i add more?

In Wiki Server 4 on OS X Server the first page includes four images that link to other pages. How do i add more? You can click on them to go to another place in wiki server. How do i create more ...
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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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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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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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iMac 14,1 won't Netboot from Deploy Studio server running OS 10.8

A little background, we have a lot of iMacs at my organization, different models. We have about 5 different servers running Deploy Studio. I have found that any of the 14,1 iMacs (late 2013) will ...
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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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Pool Multiple Hard Drives in ONE Network Share

I've researched for a few days now and could not get any result. Maybe there is a good Tipp for Mac I have overseen. What I want to do (in a nutshell) is to create a Virtual Folder, that contains all ...
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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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Shared calendars over multiple OS X Servers

I would like to share my calendar with someone who does not have a user account on my server. We both have our own OS X Servers, both running 3.2.1. When I right click the calendar, I select "share ...
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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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“Cannot connect to server” Bot Xcode

I have a Bot running for my app, with just a regular development account. I want to be able to download the Product that is created, but when I go to the Bot web page, I get an error "Cannot connect ...
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Open Directory not working on select macs

We run a mac office, and have several iMacs with networked users that log in to our mac mini server running Mavericks and the OS X server app. We bought 2 iMacs last week, and have set them up just as ...
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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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How to set up OS X Server Mail to auto-configure Mac Mail IMAP clients?

Our Thunderbird mail clients successfully pick up their IMAP settings for their accounts on (Mountain Lion) OS X Server automatically. They just supply their email addresses and Open Directory ...
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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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Xcode can't connect to OS X server

I have an OS X server configured to run Xcode "bots". I can't get Xcode to connect to the server with a user account. It recognizes the server, and the server appears in my "servers" list under ...
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Install Snow Leopard Server

I'm considering buying Snow Leopard Server, however, the person I'm buying it from will be providing me with the server discs that came with his Mac Mini Server and a serial number. If I have an iMac ...
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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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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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Can I access 10.6 Server network/mobile accounts on a Lion client machine?

I have a Mac Pro running 10.6.8 Server and a MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) running Lion 10.7.2. I would like to configure a mobile account for my wife to use. The idea is that she'll be able to access her ...
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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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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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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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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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Apps crashing on OS X Server 10.6 with segmentation fault

I am running into a strange issue on a web server running OS X Server 10.6.8. Any app I try to open ends up crashing immediately with a segmentation fault. This goes for gui apps like Safari or ...