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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Creating a system/service user (update-proof)

I want to run a couple of web apps and services on my Mac. (10.8.2 Server) For every webapp/service I create a seperate user to make it more secure. (So i can sandbox them in their home directory) I ...
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NAT won't start on 10.7 Server Mac Mini

I'm new to OS X Server (started with Lion) and I'm learning a lot by trial and error so bear with me please! I'm running a mini with 10.7 server who's currently sitting behind an Airport Extreme Base ...
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Internet Sharing won't show under Share settings on OS X Server 10.6.8

I need to use the Mac Mini Server running 10.6.8 as an access point for my team at the office. When I go under System Preferences>Sharing there's no Internet Sharing Option. What to do?
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Is it possible to tame the change notifications each reboot from Mountain Lion Server?

I have Server.app installed on 10.8.1. The only service that is configured is file sharing. No DNS, no OD. After every single reboot I get a push notification and email with the following: Network ...
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Mac Mini Server… Can I wipe it clean and use non-server edition?

As the title says. I have a Mac Mini server--I bought it because I liked the lack of a optical drive. I don't really care to use the software, and now having to spend an additional $50 on Lion's ...
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Deleted over 4TB on Promise VTrak, still shows as full

This is not a duplicate of Why is my hard drive still full after deleting files? I have of course attempted all methods mentioned there. Via the terminal I can see nothing listed on the drive. I was ...
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Can Server be used to standardize the desktop background on user computers?

I have a Mac Network controlled by Mac OS X Lion Server and a bunch of clients on Snow Leopard, with many network users. I want to force them to all have the same background (that is custom) by some ...
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How to enable TCP/IP for Postgres on OS X 10.7 Server?

The default configuration in /var/pgsql/postgresql.conf says that listen_addresses defaults to localhost, but it doesn't let me connect over port 5432. Connecting (as root, using sudo) over a Unix ...
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Deploying a python application in OS X Server 2.0.23 (aka Mountain Lion Server)

OS X Server 2.0.23 (aka Mountain Lion Server) already has python 2.7.3 and wsgi installed. What is the procedure to install a python web application on that server to run under its own domain? Assume ...
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Root access is gone on Lion Server 10.7.1 after update from 10.7

Under 10.7.0 Server I was able to activate the root user and I was able to login to my Mac Mini Server i7 as root. Now after I did the update to 10.7.1 Server, this capability has disappeared . I'm ...
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Upgrading Leopard Server from 10-client to Unlimited

I need the lowest-impact way to allow more than 10 AFP sessions on my OS X Server running 10.5.8. If I buy a boxed retail copy of 10.5.4 Server Unlimited, will I just have to enter the new license key ...
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AFP transfer speed seems to drop to nothing for no reason - Assistance to diagnose please?

I have an server that is running 10.5 and for some reason the speed of AFP transfers when serving around 30 clients drops to 300KB/s. This is really unusable, but I can seem to determine why this ...
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Viewing pictures on iPad from Mac server gallery-style

I have a Mac Mini server hosting a few folders of photos. I have an iPad on which I would like to view these photos. So far I have not found an elegant way to do so. I'm open to using any combination ...
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How to resolve network issue or DNS to access web page on Snow Leopard Server?

I have my network setup like as follows: internet > router 1 > ethernet ports > switch > router 2 I have a Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server connected to "router 1", but it is so slow when accessing a ...
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Can OS X be configured to only allow administrator users access to shutdown tools?

Setting aside pushing a physical power button, can I prevent non-administrator users from initiating a software shutdown? In Mac OS X Lion all users are allowed to shut down the workstation. How do I ...
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OS X Lion not able to login with regular open directory domain users

I've configured a Lion client machine to connect to my OS X server and use it for network logins. The diradmin works okay, but I tried to use a regular user, and it doesn't allow any other users to ...
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Does Snow Leopard server's Time Machine service support Lion clients?

Question says it all, really. I have a new MacBook Pro running Lion and an old Mac Mini running Snow Leopard, and I'd like to make the Mini into a server to provide Time Machine backups and a few ...
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Is it possible to edit the web pages in the Profile Manager user portal?

When setting up Profile Manager in Lion Server, there are a few web pages that are generated for web management of both devices and profiles. Is it possible to edit these pages in any way? I am just ...
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How do I run an OS X command script on remote Xserves from a desktop OS X script?

The answer to an earlier question, Access and control home office network, iMacs, and Xserves, left me with a new problem. To review, I have a computing environment comprised of: 27" iMac with dual ...
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How to configure Xserve to go into sleep mode when Energy Saver setting don't work?

This question relates to an earlier question, but as it seems a unique and contained problem I thought it merited its own. To review I have a home office network comprised of: Time Capsule 27" iMac ...
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How to create OS X Server Admin firewall rules using ip address groups by command line?

The (Lion) Server Admin.app has a nice ability to apply firewall rules to ip address groups without having to edit ipfw config files. But having to enter large and long lists of IP addresses using ...
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Xserve display problems during installation

I've had to reinstalled OS X Server on 2 Xserve machines. The first went fine. See this link for some background. When I went to the second machine, everything seemed to go OK. As it takes 30 minutes ...
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Xserve(s): should I reinstall OS X

I have 2 Xserve servers running OS X Server 10.6.4 with the following hardware configuration: They each have Xserve RAID cards and drives. I have recently moved them from a data center, where they ...
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User required in Profile Manager Exchange settings

I'm working with Profile Manager in Lion Server 10.7.2 I want the user to be prompted during the installation, not set the value here. To have the user prompted both fields need to be left blank. The ...
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Building a Blender cluster with Xserves

I have three 2009-era Xserves that I need to assemble into a compute cluster/render farm for Blender. The Xserves do not have any operating system on them. What OS should I use for best results with ...
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How do I not accidentally eject external drives?

I have a Mac Mini with a few external drives connected that I use as a home server. Normally the Eject buttons next to the drive icon are really handy as they let me eject an external drive very ...
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Is it possible to cluster multiple Xservers in to one logical machine?

I have (3) 2009 2.26 Xserves and I am wondering if it is possible to tie them together so it acts as one computer?
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TeamSpeak 3 server and launchd

So I followed the instructions on TeamSpeak forum itself. Everybody there seem to put this to work, and I'm the only one who gets simply no result at all. Since people in TeamSpeak forum are more ...
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Device enrollment fails, error: server certificate is invalid

I have an Xserve running 10.7.2 Server fully patched today. We have a valid SSL from GoDaddy installed. Lion's firewall is off, hardware firewall is not blocking any traffic. From an iPad I can ...
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Add custom options to Apache Vhost config

In Snow Leopard Server I was able to add lines to the Apache vhost files in /etc/apache2/sites in order to add custom configuration options. In Lion Server those changes are overwritten as soon as ...
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List & documentation for Open Directory properties

Anyone know where I can find documentation on the various properties available for directory services on the Mac? man dscl only tells me that I can -create or -read a record. It doesn't tell me how ...
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Internal iOS update server for iPads (any/all iOS)

Is it possible to setup an internal update server for iPads similar to the likes of OS X Server's update service (SUS)? Current issues: Bandwidth concerns Do not want to jailbreak iOS updates
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Is there a way to see connected static leases in Lion Server?

In Lion Server Admin, under DHCP settings, it is possible to see a list of "Clients", but for me this list is nearly always empty, except in the rare occasions when I allow a machine on my network ...
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PostgreSQL in OS X Lion

There's be mention made of the fact that OS X Lion Server ships with PostgreSQL as it's standard database rather than MySQL. Can anyone confirm: It this specific to server or does OS X Lion ...
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Extern drive is owned by everybody? How do I fix this?

We have a MacOS X Lion server with a 140TB external RAID array mounted via a Fibre Channel interface. Whenever anybody logs in, it appears that they own all of the files. How do we set it up so that ...
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Mac mini Mac OS 10.6 server migration to new hardware

I have a Mac Mini with Mac OS X 10.6 Server installed. It has two external drives attached to it. One is for Time Machine and other contains data. I have bought the latest Mac Mini with Mac OS X 10.7 ...
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File access problem with SMB and AFP on Mac OS X 10.4 SERVER

Ok, I have about 10 macs, each with a different username/password that acces a mac os x server raid. File on the server, Photoshop, illustrator and indesign is used and open by anyone, anytime of the ...
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Why can't I access Server.app in Lion Server?

I can't access Server.app in my mac mini server, i don't know why. The username and password are correct. How can I solve this problem?
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How to include iLife with a NetInstall Image of Lion?

I've got a NetBoot server set up on Lion server that pushes several NetRestore and NetInstall images. While I have a NetRestore image that already has iLife '11 on it, I want to have a NetInstall ...
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Edit Lion default web site pages

The first part of the question is: where are the actual files that are displayed by apache for the default web server in Lion Server? Specifically as simple task I would like to change the title of ...
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Where do I learn to manage a Mac OS Server network?

I inherited a network with 2 Mac OS Servers and 20+ Macbook Pros. My background is all Windows server so I get the concept of Open Directory, Server Admin, and Workgroup Manager, but the nuts and ...
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How should I set up the firewall and DHCP with an AirPort Extreme and Lion Server?

I'm trying to set up a network using an AirPort Extreme as a router (connected to the WAN on one end and the LAN on the other). I understand that out of the box I will have a hardware firewall, and ...
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OSX Lion Server Security

If lion server runs on osx lion, what is accessible from the "outside"? If I open a port and connect it to the ip of the lion server, will that traffic be intercepted by the server app and limiting ...
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How should I schedule a one off job?

Context: I want to schedule various servers I look after to install various updates (both through SU and not) and restart as and when necessary but remotely and out of office hours. Not on a regular ...
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Centrally Managed Apps/Home Folders on Mac OS X Lion Server

I'm trying to allow access for multiple Mac clients with OS X Lion and user directories on a Lion server so users can login from any Mac in the network and access their profile. I also want to ...
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How can I launch a daemon process as a specified user at boot without an interactive login?

I'm trying to setup a TeamCity Build Agent on a Mac Mini Server running 10.7.3. I have successfully got it running and building but only if I login and launch the process manually. We'd prefer to ...
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How do I uninstall or downgrade from OS X Lion Server?

I've upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, then I purchased and installed the Server from App Store. Now I'd like to remove the Server features, and revert to standard Lion. I don't mind reinstalling, ...
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Upgrade Snow Leopard Server to Lion Server. What problems should I expect to arise?

Is upgrading as simple as installing Lion Server from the App store? I've heard that you have to be running Lion first to be able to install the Lion Server software, but I'm looking at upgrading a ...
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Lion Server:Cannot enable address book server

I bought lion server and would like to set up an address book server to keep contacts synchronized. With the address-book side panel is selected I click the On/Off switch, which should turn it on. ...
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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 ...