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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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getting mod_rewrite to work on Mac OS X

I'm trying to get mod rewrite to work on my Mac. This is the content of the .htaccess file: <Files *\.ini> order allow,deny deny from all </Files> RewriteEngine on RewriteRule .* ...
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Snow Leopard Server in Parallels with Retina MacBook Pro (No DVD Drive)

I'm trying to install Snow Leopard Server in a Virtual Machine in my Retina MacBook Pro, but I was unable to do it since I don't have a DVD drive in my MacBook. I've done an DMG file from the ...
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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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Lion Server WebDAV not working

I setup a new lion server, with fully functional dns. Forward and reverse work without issue. I have a forward DNS entry for the server externally. OD is running, and there's 5 network users. Also, ...
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Port Forwarding for AirPlay on OS X Server

I have set up an old Mac Mini I have lying around, as a Server, and it is performing magnificently. I have some AirPlay enabled speakers that I am trying to connect to my MBP. Unfortunately the MBP ...
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Device manager and Postgresql error message loop

I'm on MBP 7,1, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 Ram, 500GB hard drive with Lion. After the v10.7.3 update, the console has been putting a looping error message regarding Device manager and PostGre ...
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How do I create a network automount with Open Directory in 10.8 Server?

I am running Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" Server and using Open Directory to provide managed preferences and user accounts to the Macs on our local network. Any AFP shares on the Open Directory ...
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Mountain Lion OSX Server One IP Virtual Sites www resolving to wrong Site

I am trying to get 2 domains working properly with one static IP on ML OSX Server. When I set a domain = www.domain2.com- it resolves to domain1.com. I have dns set for domain 2 at godaddy, where ...
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What is the recommended way to set up and run an OS X web server for a busy public website?

I am moving from a VPS to a dedicated Mac mini server running Mavericks. All I want to do is serve a typical website using Apache, an nginx reverse proxy, PHP and MySQL. My website isn't gigantic, ...
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Restart Screen Sharing Service on Mac mini Server

I'm running Mac OS X (think it's Snow Leopard - 10.6.7) on a Mac mini. I'm trying to connect remotely from an iMac (this has been working fine in the past, for some time). When I click "Share ...
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Why is the Caching service stuck waiting for push token and never starts on OS X Server (Mavericks)?

I've installed OS X Server app on a Mid-2007 iMac running OS X Mavericks. The installation was successful, but the Caching server doesn't start. The Server application graphically indicates that the ...
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PostgreSQL on Mountain Lion Server Autostart

PostgreSQL now comes with Server on 10.8+. However, postgres seems to require restarting often. How can I keep postgres running without having to restart it so often?
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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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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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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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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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Can OS X Lion Server automatically set up Mail using Open Directory information?

This is my first experience with OS X Server, I setted Open Directory up and added some accounts through Workgroup Manager. When I login in on one of the remote Apple computers with one of the ...
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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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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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OSX server 10.6 and umask

I'm trying to set up our server so that file permissions make sense. We have a mac mini running OSX 10.6.7. Through our desktop Macs, we connect to shared folders on that server and save files on it, ...
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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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Xserve shuts itself off and boots at will

Okay, there's a lot of smart Mac guys here, so lets see if any of you can figure out this stumper. Our Xserve G4 (RackMac1,1) went incommunicado a few years ago was left in this state until I pulled ...
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How to Automatic Backups of a MySQL Database

I am using the version of MySQL that came with Snow Leopard Server. I am running Time Machine on that server, but I know that it's not backing up the MySQL databases due to strict permissions issues. ...
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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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Is there a way to change the timeout setting for iCal / Calendar in 10.8?

I have a user connected via iCal to an overworked old CalDAV server (running OS X Server 10.5.8) who was doing fine in OS X 10.6.8. The data (from a number of groups, and his own individual calendar) ...
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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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Profile Manager on Lion and the Workgroup group

The first few times I set up Lion server, we didn't plan on using the default group named Workgroup - but I now see that Profile Manager will create a workgroup with the name "Workgroup" and short ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LAN Chat via OS X Server — Will Messages App Suffice?

I'm setting up a network for a small business with two geographic sites, which will be run on OS X Server. We need a "chat" tool of some sort, and the contents of those chats could possibly contain ...
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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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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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How can I set up Macs with dynamic IP addresses to update a server with a static IP?

I have several clients who have Airport Extremes and Macs at their houses. They all have dynamic IP address from their ISP. I want to have their Airport Extremes register their IP addresses with my ...
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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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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 do I prevent OS X Server from issuing dynamic DHCP leases?

Prior to "upgrading" to Mountain Lion Server, I used OS X Server as my DHCP server. The purpose of the configuration I had was to provide MAC filtering, assigning static leases based on hardware MAC ...
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Run Minecraft Server using OSX Lion Server?

Is it possible to run a Minecraft server using an OSX Lion server? I know that this is a very basic question.