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Login to OS X Server User Account from Local Computer

I have OS X Server installed on a Mac Mini. I've created several user accounts, one of which is: Account Name: Bob Password: abc123 From the Mac Mini's login screen I can choose "Server" (main ...
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Automatically mounting an external Firewire drive after reboot, without login

I have an iMac that is running Mavericks with OS X Server. I have the Time Machine service set up on that machine, referring to a directory on an external drive that is connected via Firewire. Other ...
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Using Software Update Server

I'm using Mavericks Server to serve Apple Software Updates to my various Macs. Apparently, I have to point the client at the server, specifying my URL "e.g. ...
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Launching server.app logs “Could not find image named 'XSMail'” in system.log, should this be fixed?

Launching the Server.app version 1.5.0 (Mac OS X 10.7.5) creates these lines in the system.log every time: Server[24746]: Could not find image named 'XSMail'. Server[24746]: Could not find image ...
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Reset AFP permissions after uninstalling Mavericks Server?

I just uninstalled Mavericks Server by dragging it to the trash and I'm finding that my AFP server no longer has access to serve files from the root of each drive. Can anyone help restore the default ...
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Mavericks Server - PostgreSQL causing slow shutdowns

I've found that on Mac OS X Server, the PostgreSQL processes are causing shutdown delays. During a verbose shutdown, I get the following (shortened) output: com.apple.launchd ...
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Xcode Service: Do I need a separate Mac for OS X Server on Mavericks?

I am an iOS developer and I want to implement continuous integration in Xcode. I have received the following email from Apple: As an iOS developer, you can now take advantage of continuous ...
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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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Local server - do you need a dedicated server or can you sync over LAN using public folder?

Im looking to setup a local server which would allow every mac on that wifi network to access and sync data. Is there i way i can do this using the 'Public Folder', with the data would be synced over ...
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Mavericks server configuration for Rails app

I have just downloaded OS X Server for Mavericks and now I want to run my Rails app through the server. I have downloaded and installed Passenger. My server runs under username.no-ip.biz and my Rails ...
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Mac Mini Server Push Notification to MacBook

is it possible to get the push notifications from my Mac mini Server 10.9 on my MacBook with 10.9? At least the Server.app relevant stuff?
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LDAP Network Account Logins in Mavericks

I'd like to be able to link an LDAP server to Mavericks to permit users to login with their LDAP credentials. I have the following problem: Although I know the fully qualified DN for a user (in the ...
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Cutting a Mac loose from Portable Home Directory

I have a MacBook Air (currently running Mavericks GM) and a Mac Mini server (running Snow Leopard Server) in my home. The Air uses a portable home directory kept on the Mini. Over time, the two home ...
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Strange OSX 10.6.8 Networking Issues

I have a Mac Mini running OS X Server 10.6.8 in a small business environment running Windows and Macs. Late last week there was a strange problem that occurred in that the machine wouldn't boot. I was ...
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Error when trying to install Snow Leopard Server in Parallels

In a previous question, it was asked if Snow Leopard Server is supported in Parallels 8, and from Parallels documentation, it would appear that it is. I am trying to stand up a Snow Leopard Server VM ...
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Can Apache 2.2.24 from MacPorts 2.1.3 run stably on Server 10.6.8 Build 10K549 with symlinked targets?

Mac OS X Server 10.6.8 Build 10K549 running Apache 2.2.24 via MacPorts 2.1.3. Native Mac OS X Server http server disabled. The error message I'm getting in the log is as follows: [Tue Aug 13 ...
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How do I setup a Mac mini server to support a dual drive configuration of System files and User files?

User Accounts preferences on OS X allows separating User Accounts from the System files on the principal Hard Disk drive. I have attempted this configuration on three different mac computers. ...
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Cannot access certain MS Server 2003 Active Directory users with Mountain Lion Server's Server App

The magic triangle is working perfectly for some users. Other users are invisible to the OD master's Server App. Workgroup Manager can access all the users while Server App can't. Viewing permissions ...
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Password request for file delete Mountain Lion Server

I've recently set up a new server environment in our small graphic design / video production studio. The setup involves a Macpro running mountain lion server, with 56tb Raid 6 Proavio unit attached ...
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Getting per-user websites working on Mountain Lion server

I followed the instructions at this question but I am getting 404s when trying to access http://localhost/~user. The httpd error log shows the following message: [Tue Jul 23 20:34:34 2013] [error] ...
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AFP: one user cannot access folder

We have a simple filesharing setup, where iMac users connect via AFP. This morning, one user could no longer access the base folder, despite no settings be changed. There are standard POSIX and ACL ...
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mac server lost network users

We are using a mac mini with os x server installed on it. Since 3 days we can't login no more to access the files on it (via Finder > shared). We can share the screen of our server and when we open ...
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Errors publishing from Calendar app to WebDAV Share on same machine

I am currently attempting to publish a calendar in OS X 10.8. The calendar is a local "On My Mac" calendar residing within iCal/Calendar on the Mac. The same Mac has Server app installed. I have ...
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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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Can you run OSX as a server without OSX Server.app?

I have just set-up a new Hackintosh server running ML (10.8.4) but I have been unable to get a redeem code for the OSX Server.app from the Apple Developer site (some temporary problem). However do I ...
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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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Completely turn off OS X Websites

I'd like to run OS X Server, but not the website portion of it, as I'm using something else for that. I'm trying to run SiriProxy, which must run on port 443, but that is currently in use even though ...
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using OSX server in conjunction with Windows server

We have a mixed shop, about 60% windows and 40% mac. The Mac users use the Windows server for sharing files with all users and for access to the internet. I would like to have a mac server for ...
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How can I stop/start all Mac OS X Server services at once?

When doing maintenance on our OS X Server (10.8.4), I need to shut down all server services one by one. While it is not too much of a drag to click all services off, perform maintenance, and back on, ...
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mountain lion server - web services wiki only work on host computer

We have macmini with os x mountain lion server app installed. The web services and wiki only work on the host machine, not on any of the other computers on the network, using network users. When we ...
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Settings on Mountain Lion Server for Publishing Calendar

mountain lion server offers the possibility to publish calendars. Such a calendar (I assume an ics file) could be published on a webserver that could be hosted on the same mountain lion server. ...
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OS X Server network sync issues

I've been running an Open Directory environment for over a year now, and this issue has never, ever stopped plaguing my network. Users constantly have syncing errors, seemingly due to permissions ...
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URL of calendar running on mac server (to subscribe in google calendar)

I am running OS 10.8 server on a mac mini. I have the calenddar service enabled and created an extra user for calendars. I have no problem subscribing to those calendars by creating an OSX server ...
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How can i reset my Terminal?

just some time ago i installed the OS X Server app on my mac and since this day it always appears server as the chosen directory in my terminal. But because i dont really like the Server application ...
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Can an Open Directory (10.8) user's home directory be changed from the terminal?

I'd like to use SFTP/SSH for users (students and faculty) to manage their web content. The default home directory is "/Users//". I'd like to point them to something like "/Users//web" to block access ...
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You are unable to log in to the user account “user_name” at this time

I have a Mountain Lion server and two Mountain Lion clients. I have two network users. From one of the clients I can log on using either of these two accounts, from the other I cannot log using ...
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OSX Server File Sharing - Allow users to change password?

We are running OSX Server 10.7.5 in our small office. On the machine, in the Server application, I have each employee setup as a user, with file sharing turned on. This allows each employee to login ...
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Netboot Image - Where is the user generated data stored

I have a OS X Lion Server hosting netboot images. I also have a 10.8 Server for creating 10.8 images, but am hosting all images from one 10.7 NetBoot server. When a client machine boots a specific ...
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OS X Server: Wiki embed youtube video on page

On OS X server using the wiki feature, I want to embed a youtube.com video onto a page. I thought the process would be to switch to HTML coding when making the Wiki Entry and cut and paste the HTML ...
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How to deploy Mac OS X 10.6.8 to several clients?

I am working for an Apple Premium Reseller and we are looking for the best way to deploy installations Snow Leopard and newer. Before I started looking into this, we were using the retail version of ...
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Updating and migrating a Mac OSX 10.6.8 server to a new Mac OSX 10.7 server

There is no good instruction on the internet on how to upgrade and migrate a Mac OSX 10.6.8 server to a new Mac OSX 10.7 server (not just updating the 10.6.8, but also migrating). For my employer, I ...
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Mac Mini, users with permissions cannot connect

I have a Mac Mini Server with File Sharing enabled, but when I go to connect any of my users that aren't allowed to "Administer this server" I get a connection failed error. But If I give them Admin ...
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Default permissions for new users in OS X Server

I'm creating mobile users in MT Lion Server through Workgroup Manager 10.8. I've set it up so that when the user logs in to the client machine, the network share point auto mounts. This gives access ...
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How to use VPN with OS X Server?

I have recently set up a server on my Mac mini with the OS X Mountain Lion Server app. I would like to have remote access (from outside of my home's wifi network) to the files and folders in my home ...
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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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Why do certain packages fail in NetInstall?

We are using NetInstall to image Macs at work. I build the NetInstall images with System Image Utility, and customize them with the "Add Packages and Post-Install Scripts" workflow item. NetInstall ...
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Restoring OS X Server Data from Time Machine

How does one restore OS X Server data from time machine on another server? I had a Mac mini with OS X Server (Mountain Lion). It had Time Machine backups and this weekend the server experienced a ...
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HomeSync / Mobile - Settings & keychain missing

I've recently rolled out an Open Directory domain in our office. The domain has been set up so user profiles are synced with the server via HomeSync, so we could use FileVault2 to encrypt the ...
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How Can I Speed Up The Sending Of Emails from my Mac Mini Server?

I am currently using a Mac Mini Server running OS X Server. The server hosts several Ruby on Rails applications using Phusion Passenger where two of them uses a PostgreSQL database. One of these ...
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OS X Server (10.6) Logon crashes

I have a very serious problem. The logon screen crashes everytime I am trying to connect via my user account(other accounts crash as well). I have already recovered a time machine backup from some ...